Montreal

14 Hells Angels plead guilty to conspiracy to commit murder

Fourteen members of the Hells Angels are pleading guilty in Montreal this morning to conspiracy to commit murder.

Charges are tied to wars with rival gangs over the drug trade in Quebec

Fourteen Hell's Angels pleaded to various charges on Thursday in Montreal.

Fourteen members of the Hells Angels are pleading guilty in Montreal this morning to conspiracy to commit murder.

The charges are tied to wars with rival gangs over the drug trade in Quebec.

The fourteen who pleaded guilty Thursday morning are part of a group of 156 rounded up in 2009 as part of operation SharQc.

They were originally facing charges including premeditated murder, but all pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

Sentences for each vary, but the majority will face around 12 years. Since time already served counts as double, some of the 14 will be released soon.

Of the 156 people arrested, many have already pleaded guilty, and others have seen their charges dropped.

Following today's guilt pleas, there are only 12 accused left who are expected to go to trial.
 

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