Maurice (Mom) Boucher
|A preliminary inquiry in the case in which Maurice (Mom) Boucher and Gregory Woolley are charged with plotting to kill Raynald Desjardins was delayed on Monday because of requests from defence lawyers.|
Boucher used to be one of the most powerful Hells Angels in Quebec. Woolley was one of Boucher’s most trusted lieutenants during the period that came to be known as the biker war, which stretched from 1994 to 2002. Through his lawyer, Rejean Sharpe, Wooley also filed a complaint over the conditions he is detained under at the Riviere des Prairies Detention Centre.
|At the start of what was supposed to be the hearing on Monday, Quebec Court Judge Marco Labrie announced that because the defence motions were filed to a higher court, Quebec’s Superior Court, he was unable to hear arguments on them. The issues will have to be heard by the higher court before anything else can proceed, Labrie said. The upcoming court appearances of Boucher have been moved to a secure courthouse in Montreal. Boucher had initially been scheduled to appear at a courthouse in Longueuil, Que., south of Montreal.|
He is accused of conspiring to murder Raynald Desjardins, a high-ranking Mafia member. He was one of the few non-Italians who had entered the core of the Rizzuto Family. Desjardins played a significant role as man-in-the-middle. He often attended Hells Angels parties and frequently met with Maurice "Mom" Boucher. Boucher and his daughter Alexandra Mongeau were arrested in November 2015.