Calgary

FOB vs FK gang war: another plea deal made with gangster

For the second time in a week, a member of one of Calgary's most notorious gangs has made a plea deal with prosecutors, admitting his role in the Bolsa Restaurant triple murder as well as another killing.

Sentence will be determined at a later date

Dustin Darby is the second gangster this week to make a plea deal with the prosecution on lesser charges. (Janice Fletcher )

For the second time in a week, a member of one of Calgary's most notorious gangs has made a plea deal with prosecutors, admitting his role in the Bolsa Restaurant triple murder.

Dustin Darby was originally charged with two counts of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, accessory after the fact and participation in a criminal organization.

Today, the FOB gang member pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact for his role in the Bolsa murders and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the plan to kill Kevin Bontogon.

Bontogon was the intended target of an August 2008 shooting that left Kevin Anaya dead on a friend's front lawn. Both men had ties to the FOB's rival gang, the FK.

On Monday, Real Honorio, who was originally charged with three counts of first-degree murder, pleaded guilty to one charge of second-degree murder for killing innocent bystander Keni Su'a, who ran from the Bolsa Restaurant when gunfire erupted.

FOB vs. FK 

Thirteen years ago, members of two Calgary gangs began a bloody feud that's kept police and prosecutors busy to this day.

Between 2002 and 2009, at least 25 deaths were connected to the gang war in Calgary between the FOB (Fresh Off the Boat or Forever Our Brothers) and FK (FOB Killers) gangs.

A five-year major police operation called Desino ensued and resulted in 21 charges against five gang members in connection with the deaths of six people.

Police were able to make plea deals with two other FOB members, in exchange for their testimony.

Michael Roberto was granted a partial-immunity deal for his role in several murders. He was given a 16-year sentence.

AB — who can't be named because of a publication ban — was granted full immunity despite killing three people during the gang war.

Other pleas

In March, Nathan Zuccherato and Thoai Van Luc made arrangements with Crown prosecutors to settle the charges against them.

Zuccherato pleaded guilty to two of the six first-degree murder charges he faced, as well as one count of second-degree murder.

Those charges are in connection with the Bolsa killings and the Food in the East restaurant shooting in 2008 that killed nursing student Tina Kong and her boyfriend Kevin Ses.

Luc pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter for his role in the deaths of Kong and Ses.

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