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.
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.
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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