|One of the men slated to stand trial along with several other members of the Hells Angels was sentenced on Friday afternoon to 15 years and 8 months in prison — and then released. Émery Martin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder earlier in the week, right before the biker mega-trial was scheduled to begin at Montreal's Gouin courthouse.|
Martin, from Ste-Anne-de-Madawaska in New Brunswick, was arrested in 2009 during the SharQc sting operation. Police arrested 156 Hells Angels members and associates. Martin had been in jail ever since on pre-trial detention. He was released because his time behind bars before trial was considered double-time.
|Five defendants will stand trial on murder and conspiracy charges at the Gouin courthouse starting on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015: Yvon Tanguay, Claude Berger, François Vachon, Michel Vallières and Sylvain Vachon.|
The remaining five defendants are reported to be from the Sherbrooke chapter of the Hells Angels.