Wednesday, October 11, 2023

HA Gaetan Bradette has regrets

“I have a lot of regrets,” Gaetan Bradette, 61, told the Parole Board. Bradette, closely tied to Maurice (Mom) Boucher, spoke of how his sons followed him into the drug business. Bradette admitted he sold drugs “for most of my life” and became “notorious” for it. In 2021, he and his two sons — Tommy, 27, and Francis, 40 — were arrested with several others. Last year, Gaetan Bradette pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and conspiracy. He was sentenced to 45 months and had 29 months left to serve when he pleaded guilty. Bradette is eligible for both day and full parole. His son Francis pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and has a sentence hearing scheduled at the Montreal courthouse this month. He will be going away.
His other son Tommy bought a 14-year sentence in August for trafficking and involvement in a murder plot. During his parole hearing, Brouillette heard conversations secretly recorded by cops indicating he gave son Tommy his blessings to take over his drug territory. Bradette denied it. "An influential member (of the Hells Angels) entered into my world. At the time I was about 25 years old. (The Hell Angel’s) name meant nothing to me. I didn’t even know who he was. He was the one person from that world I became close to.” While he didn’t name the Hells Angel, its obvious Bradette was referring to Boucher, a man who became the dominant figure in Quebec’s biker war.