|Aug 6, 2015. The B.C. government wants to change its tactics in a long-running civil forfeiture case against three Hells Angels’ chapters. Lawyer John Hunter told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Barry Davies Thursday that the government will try to prove the Hells Angels is a criminal organization and that its clubhouses should be forfeited because they would be used for further criminal activity.|
Hunter asked Davies for permission to amend the government’s pleadings to remove individual criminal allegations against several HA members that had bogged down the proceedings for years. The director of civil forfeiture had levelled allegations stemming in part from wiretaps from police investigations where no charges were ever laid.
“What we propose is amendments that would drop all the allegations of specific criminal acts by individuals,” Hunter said. “So the theory becomes relatively simple and it has two parts. The first is that we have to establish that the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is a criminal organization in the meaning of the Criminal Code.” The second part of the case would be to prove the clubhouses of the Nanaimo, East End Vancouver and Kelowna chapter “are instruments that the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club use to further their criminal activity,”
Nanaimo HA clubhouse
East End HA clubhouse
Kelowna HA clubhouse
White Rock HA clubhouse.
Coquitlam HA clubhouse.