Thursday, October 25, 2018

Former Hells Angels Richard 'Dick' Mayrand's 'quiet life'

The Parole Board of Canada praised former elite Nomads Hells Angels Richard Mayrand's "considerable" progress and efforts. It noted he has been "without incident" for three years. He will no longer need to disclose his personal finances to the federal correctional service, which is one of the conditions he had to comply with since serving the last third of his sentence in the community. Mayrand led the powerful Nomads when Maurice 'Mom' Boucher was arrested in December 1997 for the murders of two correctional officers.

He was one of the influential HA who negotiated a truce with the Rock Machine and Bandidos in December 2000. It ended a biker war that killed more than 150 people in six years in Quebec.
August 5, 2000. From left to right top: Michel Rose (22 years), Donald 'Pup' Stockford (20 years), Gilles 'Trooper' Mathieu (20 years), Richard 'Dick' Mayrand (22 years), Denis Houle (20 years), David 'Wolf' Carroll (not arrested). From left to right bottom: Walter 'Nurget' Stadnick (20 years), René Charlébois (20 years), Normand Robitaille (21 years), Maurice 'Mom' Boucher (Life)
In 2004, he was sentenced to 22 years in jail for conspiracy to murder, drug trafficking and gangsterism. Mayrand left the Hells Angels on good terms in 2009, 25 years after refusing to turn his back on them when they killed his older brother Michel in the infamous 1985 Lennoxville massacre.
It's said he turned to religion and philosophy while incarcerated. He volunteers with aid agencies for the poor.