Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Winnipeg Hells Angels clubhouse sold - Update

It took five years, but the province has now wiped its hands clean of the former Hells Angels clubhouse on Scotia Street.

The riverbank property in north Winnipeg recently sold to a private buyer for $248,000, Re/Max listing agent Cliff King said Monday. The asking price was $275,000.

The single-storey house, built in 1954, has sat vacant since being raided by police on July 29, 2010.
One reason the court process took as long as it did is that Leonard Beauchemin, the listed owner of the clubhouse, died in 2013. Justice officials said Beauchemin, a Hells Angels associate, was only listed as owner in an attempt by the Hells Angels to bog down the legal process because he wasn’t a full-patch member.

"The clubhouse serves as a symbol to rival criminal organizations of their presence and domination over unlawful activity in the area," Det.-Sgt. Ken Downs wrote in an affidavit filed in support of the forfeiture.


Leonard Banga
August 26, 2013. Canadian mine supplier Xtreme Mining and Demolition did something that no other business has dared to try so far — the Saskatoon-based company got rid of all employees with connections to the Hells Angels biker gang.

The Hells Angels clubhouse in Saskatoon

Jesse Bitz
Three bikers fired by Leonard Banga are suing him for wrongful dismissal in Court of Queen's Bench. Meanwhile, a fourth Angel will stand trial this fall in the same courthouse. Jesse Bitz is charged with threatening to kill Banga. He had been fired after he was caught sleeping on the job.

This triggered Banga to review his recruitment and hiring policies. That led him to require all employees to declare whether they were a member of a criminal organization.

Nov 07, 2014 - Former Hells Angel Jesse Bitz will spend one year on probation for threatening his former boss Leonard Banga with death and bodily harm. Bitz is also under court order to stay away from Banga and his family.

Larry Booth, the former sergeant at arms of the Saskatoon Hells Angels
Dean Bell, Larry Booth and Scott Fedorwick claimed damages based on "defamatory statements, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, intentional interference with economic relations and inducing breach of contract."