Tuesday, May 6, 2008

B.C. judge sentences two Hells Angels associates to four and five years

VANCOUVER — Two associates of the Hells Angels who were convicted of possession and trafficking of cocaine following an RCMP investigation in Kelowna were handed jail sentences Monday.

Justice Anne MacKenzie sentenced David Revell, 44, to five years in prison and Richard Rempel, 25, to four years. The judge noted that neither had a criminal record and both had expressed remorse for their crimes.

MacKenzie noted that Rempel had committed a minor offence since his arrest in April 2005 but that, while deterrence and denunciation were primary considerations in sentencing, the two had shown "substantial potential for re-integration into society."

Still, the judge also said that their crimes were "brazen, arrogant offences motivated by greed.

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