Saturday, May 13, 2017

Score of Canadian HA Clubhouses in Forfeiture Crosshairs

Hell's Angels Clubhouse at 3598 E. Georgia street in Vancouver, B.C.
After almost nine years, the civil forfeiture case between the Hells Angels and the B.C. government is on the final stretch to a 2017 trial date. B.C. Supreme Court has issued many rulings over the years based on applications from both sides. The case began in 2007 when the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office seized the bikers’ Nanaimo clubhouse. The Hells Angels filed a countersuit attempting to get the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Act struck as unconstitutional.
Kelowna HA Clubhouse
The B.C. director of civil forfeiture then filed an additional lawsuit seeking forfeiture of the East End and Kelowna clubhouses in 2012. The director is now claiming that the clubhouses are likely to be used in the future to engage in criminal activities. Trial is in May.
Final submissions in the Lennoxville clubhouse matter will be heard in June.