News Item: Biker Boss jailed
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Posted by ace
Tuesday 27 June 2006 - 19:28:52

Frank Magisano, 49, the reputed president of the Thunder Bay Hells Angels chapter, has been jailed for four months.
The reputed president of the Thunder Bay Hells Angels chapter has been jailed for four months for possession of a restricted weapon.
Frank Magisano pleaded guilty Monday in Ontario Court to the charge as well as four others laid in a wide-ranging police operation dubbed Project Husky.
Magisano, 49, was put on probation for one year and Justice Dino DiGiuseppe also sentenced him to concurrent four-month terms for conspiracy to commit assault causing bodily harm, possession of marijuana, a second weapons charge and possession of stolen property under $5,000.
DiGiuseppe said the sentence was the result of a joint submission by defence counsel Jeffrey Manishen and Len Walker, provincial prosecutor for Project Husky.
Manishen said his client was given credit for the 158 days he’s already spent in custody since a Jan. 19 raid in which 27 people were charged under the sweeping Project Husky investigation.

The two-year covert investigation focused on drug trafficking and organized crime in Northern Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.

Manishen said Magisano’s involvement in the offences with which he was charged was modest.
He also downplayed the firearms offences.
“There was no suggestion the firearm (a Taurus .22-calibre handgun and ammunition) were ever used or played a part in any activity,” Manishen said.
He said Magisano’s guilty pleas mean he accepts responsibility for the offences and wants to get on with his life.
Walker said the weapon was not in Magisano’s possession “for target practice.’’
He noted a bulletproof vest and handcuffs were also seized by police.
DiGiuseppe said the charges were serious, especially the weapons charges.
He prohibited Magisano from possessing weapons for 10 years and ordered him to submit a sample to the national DNA databank.
Charges against Magisano’s wife Terra Crawford, ranging from possession of stolen property to unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, were withdrawn.
Others charged under Project Husky have also been jailed.
Mario Joseph Minier was sentenced to 6 1/2 years after pleading guilty to being part of a conspiracy to traffic cocaine in the Fort Frances area, trafficking in cocaine, being part of a conspiracy to beat up a rival drug dealer, and disobeying a court order.
His brother Donald Joseph Minier got a 4 1/2 -year term for cocaine trafficking, conspiring to commit an assault and disobeying a court order.
Stephane Alphonse Thiffeault was sentenced to five years for selling cocaine to a police agent.
Olivain Joseph Sylvain pleaded guilty to four counts of trafficking and received a five-year sentence.
Julien Alphonse Roussel got six years for three counts of trafficking, conspiracy to possess cocaine and conspiracy to assault a rival drug dealer. He also pleaded guilty to breaching a court order.
Not all of the 27 people originally charged have had their day in court.
Preliminary hearings have been scheduled for Sept. 12-13 in Fort Frances for at least two alleged Hells Angels associates.

Chronicle Journal.com

[Submitted by Throttle]


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