Thursday, March 16, 2017

Montreal cop who sold information to Hells Angel denied full parole

Benoît Roberge, the disgraced former Montreal police detective who was caught selling information to the Hells Angels, has been turned down in his request for full parole. He continues to serve a sentence of more than seven years. The Parole Board of Canada made the decision earlier this week.

Roberge’s secrets came to light after René (Balloune) Charlebois escaped from a federal penitentiary in Laval on Sept. 14, 2013, and committed suicide 12 days later. Before he died Charlebois gave a series of 10 recordings to a friend revealing information that touched on three separate drug-trafficking investigations involving members of the Hells Angels that were ongoing at the time.
An investigation revealed that Roberge received $125,000 for providing information to the Hells Angels. Most of the money was recovered. On March 13, 2014, he pleaded guilty to participating in or contributing to the activities of a criminal organization and to committing a breach of trust as a police officer. He was sentenced to an overall prison term of eight years. Nomads chapter in happier times. - A group photo taken while they celebrated Charlebois's wedding.
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