fredag, april 24

Hells Angels informer will earn millions for crackdown help

A former Hells Angel turned informant, whose co-operation with police led to a massive crackdown on Quebec's most notorious biker gang this spring, will earn nearly $3 million for snitching on his comrades.

Sylvain Boulanger, a former full-patch member of the Hells Angels Sherbrooke chapter, is one of the Crown's key witnesses in Operation SharQC, an elaborate investigation that led to the arrest of 129 people earlier this month, including the majority of the gang's masterminds.

Boulanger has provided 23 video statements, a 634-page written statement, and wore a wiretap to help investigators in the covert operation, according to a report in Montreal newspaper Le Devoir.

In exchange, he received $900,000 for work done up until now, and will be paid a total of $2 million over the next four years, in $400,000 installments to be transferred on future anniversaries of the April 15 busts. A final $400,000 installment will be paid after the trial.

Boulanger, 45, will not be charged with any crime.

Sylvain Boulanger, a former member of the Sherbrooke chapter of the Hells Angels, will be paid $2.9 million for being an informant.

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