Monday, October 29, 2018

Dave 'Shaky' Atwell - HA police informer

Between 2005 and 2007, Dave 'Shaky' Atwell acted as a police informer, “ratting” on his fellow members of the Hells Angels in downtown Toronto. Wearing a wire, he gathered evidence that helped convict 15 men, mostly on drug trafficking charges. Atwell became a sergeant-at-arms of the Angels’ downtown Toronto chapter.
He became one of the highest-ranking members in the world to co-operate with the law.
His information lead to 169 charges against 31 people linked to the Hells Angels, as well as the seizure of $3 million in drugs, cash and property. Atwell, now 52, is living under a different name and says those who were convicted are now out of jail. His book is entitled "The Hard Way Out: My Life with the Hells Angels and Why I Turned Against Them."

Atwell knows that the people he betrayed may still have an eye out for him but that the club has likely moved on and are focused on money.

Atwell was paid handsomely for working with the cops. In total, he netted about $450,000.