Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Deadly shooting of alleged money launderer could affect ongoing cases

The brazen slaying of alleged underground banker Jian Jun Zhu could have far-reaching implications — from the B.C. inquiry into money laundering to on-going civil forfeiture lawsuits. Zhu, 44, was gunned down Friday night as he dined in a Richmond restaurant with 51-year-old Paul King Jin, also an alleged money launderer. Jin was injured in the targeted shooting. (The Province)

Former casino investigators question whether officials unwilling to stop money laundering

VANCOUVER - Several former investigators who say they lost jobs in B.C.’s casino industry for whistle-blowing are questioning whether some B.C. officials deliberately allowed government-regulated casinos to be used as hubs for money laundering.(Global News)

Gov’t says couple ran bawdy houses for years

For years, Xiao Ai Rong and her husband Kwei Chiu Chan have run bawdy houses and illicit drug labs out of rental properties in Vancouver, according to the B.C. government. (Vancouver Sun)

Parts of Hells Angels report ruled inadmissible at forfeiture trial

VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has criticized an “expert” report about the Hells Angels filed by the Director of Civil Forfeiture as full of biased, unsubstantiated claims about the biker club. (The Province)

Delta police say drug ring tied to Hells Angels, UN gang shut down

Delta police say an investigation into local trafficking has led to the disruption of an $18-million drug operation with links to both the Hells Angels and the UN gang. So far, more than a dozen people have been arrested and major amounts of drugs seized along with firearms, cash and vehicles. (The Province)

4 biker gang members busted in New Brunswick

Police have arrested four men in connection with an ongoing investigation into outlaw motorcycle club activities in New Brunswick. The RCMP say the arrests were made between Feb. 17 and April 9 in Edmundston, Drummond, California Settlement and Moncton.(Global News)

Killer of Surrey gangster pleads guilty to manslaughter

VANCOUVER - A man who shot to death a well-known gangster in broad daylight two years ago has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and been sentenced to just under 11 years in prison. (Vancouver Sun)

B.C. man denied security clearance to paint warships because of Facebook friends’ gang connections

VICTORIA - A painter at a B.C. shipyard was denied government security clearance partly because he is Facebook friends with people linked to outlaw bikers and drug traffickers. (The Province)

Tony Musitano, once a notorious mob boss, dead at 72

For all of the mayhem he caused, Musitano was a surprisingly funny and sociable man who professed to have cleaned up his act after prison — but always left a hint that this may not be the full story. (National Post)

Drug probe deals Hells Angels in S.W. Ontario a blow

A Southwestern Ontario drug-trafficking probe that saw three alleged Hells Angels charged deals a significant blow to the gang’s ability to make money in the region, says a senior London police officer. (London Free Press)

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