Former Hells Angels crime boss Maurice Boucher, also known as “Mama” Boucher, has died at the age of 69 in prison of natural causes.
According to Corrections Canada, Boucher, a notorious longtime Hells Angels gang leader and one of the most notorious criminals in Quebec history, died Sunday after a long battle with throat cancer.
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He died while incarcerated in the hospice ward of a correctional health care institution affiliated with Archambault Prison in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec, where he had been serving consecutive life sentences for the past 20 years.
Boucher was a reputed organized crime boss, assassin, drug dealer, outlaw motorcycle rider, and former leader of the Quebec chapter of the Hells Angels.
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In 2002, he was convicted of weapons and assault charges, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, and two counts of first-degree murder after ordering the murder of two Quebec prison officers who were randomly chosen in an effort to freeze Quebec’s justice system. .
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He received life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 25 years. He was incarcerated in one of Canada’s few maximum security prisons.
He had been battling cancer for seven years and was transferred to hospice care on June 10. He recently turned 69 on June 21.
He became a member of the Hells Angels in the late 1980s.
–with files from The Canadian Press