News Item: RCMP Hells undercover agent allegedly broke laws: defence document
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Wednesday 28 June 2006 - 13:19:49

VANCOUVER - An undercover RCMP agent raged out of control on steroids for two years as he assaulted and threatened people, according to a document released by a B.C. Supreme Court judge Tuesday.

It says he committed about 100 criminal offences between October 2003 and February 2005 that were outside the scope of his undercover work.

He has not been charged, and the allegations haven't been proven.

And it says he was in a position to receive $1 million from the RCMP for helping prosecutors prove the Hells Angels is a criminal organization.

Lawyers for a member of the Hells Angels and two of the biker gang's associates filed the 48-page document last month, spelling out why drug charges against their clients should be dropped for abuse of process.

Justice Victor Curtis, who is to hear those arguments on Sept. 11, released an edited copy of the defence application Tuesday.

A RCMP memo that forms part of the document lists an objective of the undercover operation as, ''The agent obtains direct evidence of conspiracy to produce and traffic methamphetamine, cocaine trafficking and extortions within the (Hells Angels Motorcycle Club).

''The agent has been advised that they will be starting up a large-scale methamphetamine laboratory. has told the agent that he will be the insulation between members of the club and the actual drugs.''

The document paints a sordid picture of an agent who is a hard-to-control steroid junkie who disobeys his handlers' orders.

Referring to a RCMP report titled ''Operation Pandora Agent Handling Review, Jan. 24, 2005,'' the document said, ''The agent presents a 'know it all' attitude and projects a 'star of the show' persona.''

In arguing to continue the undercover operation with new ground rules, the handling review says, ''Cpl. (X) indicated that in many ways the agent is controlled by the Angels, which renders his task much more challenging.

''The agent is undergoing a form of training (by the Hells Angels) and at present he is at the bottom rung. He is a gofer that club members rely upon to do menial and sometimes degrading tasks.''

The document says he was motivated by money, not any altruistic effort to stem the flow of illegal drugs.

The defence lawyers argue the police looked the other way whenever their agent crossed the line into criminal activity.

Among other allegations, the document says the agent allowed an unnamed person to deal cocaine in the bar of a hotel in exchange for $500 a month, from late 2002 to 2004.

A certain level of crime is tolerated by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code of Canada committed by undercover agents buying and selling illegal drugs.

They are referred to as ''exemptions.''

But the document claims the agent, who has a ''volatile'' temper, used excessive force to coerce people into illegal activities they wouldn't otherwise have been involved in and such activities ''were sanctioned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.''

An internal RCMP memo dated Jan. 25, 2004, noted the agent was charged with extortion in Surrey, B.C., in 2003.

The document claims the agent was recruited by the RCMP while he was in jail in December 2003.

The lawyers are representing Ronaldo Lising, a full-patch member of the Nomad chapter of the Hells Angels, charged with possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, and alleged Hells Angels East End associates Nima Ghavami and Ryan Renaud, who are charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

All three have pleaded not guilty.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=a9027298-e2d5-4ce6-b45a-656ae6e379a3&k=43581


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