Friday, November 27, 2020

High surveillance release for gang leader Gregory Woolley

Before his arrest after the Magot-Mastiff investigation in November 2015, Gregory Woolley was considered one of the leaders of a mafia-biker gang alliance that led organized crime in Montreal. A trusted man of the late godfather Vito Rizzuto, his was the glue that held the alliance together. He took advantage of the SharQc decimation of the HA in 2009 to get closer to Stefano Sollecito, whom cops considered the head of the Montreal mafia. "He's watching my back, I'm watching his" Sollecito said of Woolley on tapes. Five years later, sources are wondering if Sollecito's influence as the leader of the Sicilian clan of the Montreal mafia has wained, along with Woolley's.

The HA are now the strongest in Quebec, by far. Woolley had a direct hand with Maurice Boucher in the plot to kill Raynald Desjardins. This was not unanimous among the bikers. Woolley may no longer have the same importance as before. Woolley has strict conditions. He will not be able to associate with anyone with a criminal background or linked to a criminal organization. A relative of Woolley's, Dany Sprinces-Cadet, was also released on parole three weeks ago, and Jean Winsing Barthelus, in early 2019. None may have contact with each other.