*** In Toronto, ON Canada five Hells Angels members were convicted for drug trafficking but acquitted on the more serious charge of belonging to a criminal organization:
Defense laywer Lenny Hochberg said "the courts have found on multiple occasions that the Hells Angels are a criminal organization, but it has never been tried to the best of my knowledge, before a jury before the accused's peers in other words. Now that a jury has determined, based on all the evidence and a year and a half of investigation, that it is not a criminal organization. It's a huge decision.
*** According to U.S. court documents the White Rock chapter of the Hells Angels in Langley, BC Canada is suspected of involvement with a cross-border drug smuggling ring which allegedly includes the delivery of marijuana to the Bloods street gang in Seattle, WA and the receipt of cocaine in Los Angeles, CA from the Sinaloa drug cartel.
*** In Manitoba, Canada a Mountie has been disciplined for disclosing confidential information to his Hells Angels-connected wife: "The disciplinary ruling does not detail if the constable's wife shared the information with her Hells Angels associates."
*** In Cleveland, OH a "federal grand jury indicted four members of the Sin City Deciples motorcycle club this week on charges they used counterfeit cashier's checks to buy $175,000 worth of motorcycles, cars, trucks, and stereo equipment."
*** Outlaw motorcycle groups on the rise in eastern North Carolina: Onslow County Sheriff’s detective John Dubois says "motorcycle gangs are the biggest problem we're going to have right now."
*** Trial begins against six members of the Comanchero Motorcycle Club who are accused of murdering a Hells Angels associate during a brawl at the Sydney, Australia airport in March 2009.