Hells Angels members plead guilty to murder conspiracy

Province targets Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Global News

MONTREAL – 11 members of the Hells Angels have pleaded guilty to charges of murder conspiracy that took place between 1994 to 2012 against members of a rival gang.

The majority of the group come from the Hells’ Sherbrooke chapter. Rene Bibeau and Mario Dion, two of the Hells Angels members who pleaded guilty, were given suspended sentences and three years of probation.

In exchange for their guilty pleas, all murder charges filed against the group in what has been come to be known as Operation SharQC, were dropped.

However, a man who pleaded guilty Friday, Pierrot Lachapelle, was sentenced to 17 years in prison. It was revealed by the Crown that Lachapelle took part in one of the murders police were investigating.

One group of Hells Angels has already appeared before Superior Court Judge James Brunton to formalize their guilty plea.

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A second group of more than a dozen men from Quebec City said they also intend to plead guilty to the same conspiracy charges.

The bikers are being charged at the Gouin courthouse.

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