April 17, 2018 11:52 am
Updated: April 17, 2018 7:02 pm

Notorious gangster Nick Chan walks free from Calgary court after murder charge stayed

WATCH: Notorious Calgary gang leader Nick Chan is free after charges against him were stayed, including one count of first-degree murder. Nancy Hixt reports.

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Notorious Calgary gang leader Nick (Nicholas) Chan is a free man.

He was scheduled to stand trial in front of a jury this week. Instead, Justice Paul Jeffrey stayed three charges, including one count of first-degree murder.

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The Queen’s Bench justice stated Chan was not tried within a reasonable amount of time.

The jury was briefly brought into court, thanked for their time and dismissed.

Nick Chan seen outside Calgary court on April 17, 2018.

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Chan was accused of the first-degree murder of Kevin Anaya and conspiring to murder Kevin Bontogon.

He was also charged with directing a criminal organization.

Chan has been released from custody.

In March 2016, Chan was acquitted of first-degree murder in connection with the Bolsa triple-murders.

The charges for both cases were the result of a massive police operation called “Desino” in which several immunity deals were made with gang members in exchange for testimony against their former fellow gang members.

A publication ban prevents media from reporting further details related to the case.

The Calgary Police Service released a statement Tuesday, stating the service is waiting to review the judge’s written decision.

CPS said the service won’t comment further to “allow the judicial process to remain unprejudiced.”

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