Pubdate: Sat, 13 Dec 2008
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2008 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Sam Pazzano
Bookmark: (Outlaw Bikers)


A Hells Angels member-turned-informant has warned that anyone who
dares to sell cocaine in the Niagara Region faces certain death from
the biker gang, a Superior Court judge said yesterday.

Stephen Gault, former secretary of the Angels' Oshawa chapter, made
the comment while testifying at the drug trial of Gerald "Skinny"
Ward, Justice John McMahon said in reading his judgment convicting
Ward of having proceeds of crime, trafficking in cocaine and
benefitting a criminal organization.

Ward, 60, the executive and founding member of the Angels' Niagara
chapter, will be sentenced Feb. 27.

"They (Angels) have complete control in the whole Niagara region.
Anyone who steps in there, they'll kill him pointblank," McMahon
quoted from the testimony of Gault, who was paid more than $400,000 as
a police agent.

"You don't play with their game ... all their lives are built upon
drug dealing," Gault said in his testimony while explaining the
workings of the biker gang.

Gault testified that people join the Angels for "the power of the
patch" -- which provides them protection -- but must pay the club 10%
of their criminal proceeds and monthly dues for a legal defence fund
for those facing prosecution. Members must vow not to cheat anyone on
drug deals, court heard.

The judge ruled yesterday Ward was directing the sale of cocaine to
Gault for the bikers.

Gault made 27 drug buys from various gang members, including four that
involved Ward from May 2005 and Sept. 28, 2006.
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