Friday, August 19, 2022

HA Richard 'Dick' Mayrand accused of failing to declare money at customs

HA Richard 'Dick' Mayrand is accused of failing to declare how much money he was bringing into Canada when he returned to the country. He is alleged to have violated a section of Canada’s Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act. Mayrand was left with a 16-year prison term, one of the longest sentences to come out of Operation Springtime 2001. Mayrand became a leader in the Nomads chapter after Maurice (Mom) Boucher was arrested for ordering the deaths of 2 prison guards. Mayrand said he quit the Hells Angels in 2009 and even covered up his tattoos.
He joined the Nomads chapter on Jan. 17, 2000, after being a member of the Montreal chapter for 15 years. One of the highlights of his parole hearing came when the commissioner chastised him for being loyal to the HAMC despite murdering his brother, Michel, in the Lennoxville massacre in 1985.
Visibly shaken, Mayrand was silent before declaring: "I don't know what to say to you, sir. My brother had broken some rules. I was 20, it was a way of thinking, a different way of seeing things. I did not see myself leaving the club, I had just arrived. And even if I had left the club, my brother was no longer there, it wouldn't have changed anything."
"All my friends were in the club."
The alleged offence occurred in Montreal on Feb. 28 and Mayrand has been summoned to appear in court in September. The summary offence comes with a maximum fine of $250k or a maximum two-year prison term.