MONTREAL - The son of Hells Angels kingpin Maurice (Mom) Boucher is scheduled to be released from prison next month as he approaches the statutory release date on his 10-year sentence for crimes committed during the biker gang war.
The National Parole Board decided to impose strict conditions on Francis (Le Fils) Boucher, 34, when he is released from a medium-security penitentiary. That includes a condition that he is not allowed to communicate with anyone tied to organized crime, including his infamous father, who is currently serving three life sentences for issuing orders to kill prison guards in an effort to intimidate the justice system.
Two prison guards were murdered under Mom Boucher’s orders and another was lucky to have survived an ambush on an inmate transport bus without injury.
Francis Boucher was arrested in Operation Springtime 2001, an investigation into the Hells Angels’ Nomads chapter. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking and gangsterism. He will reach the two-third mark of his sentence on July 18. Because Boucher never applied for parole he automatically qualifies for a release after having served two-thirds of the sentence.
The two parole board members who handled his case could only impose conditions on the release because they were given no signs he was violent or sold drugs while he was behind bars.
According to a written summary of the parole board’s decision to impose conditions Boucher has “generally demonstrated a conformist behaviour. While it is true you have actively invested in the pursuit of your studies, the same can’t be said of the reflection on your criminality. Your case management team mentions that you have never tried to address, in a real and sincere way, the factors that contributed to your criminality.”
Boucher was a member of the Rockers, a Hells Angels puppet gang that Maurice (Mom) Boucher created so he could recruit soldiers for his war with gangs like the Rock Machine. Members of the Rockers were used by the Hells Angels to carry out murders, beat up rival drug dealers and to distribute cocaine to street level dealers.
As part of his conditions, Boucher will have to prove that he has a regular job, is pursuing employment or is taking courses in order to avoid be returned to a penitentiary. He also is not allowed to possess a cell phone, pager or a walkie-talkie, all consider the standard tools of the drug trafficking trade. He will also have to provide a monthly statement of his finances to a parole officer.