Former Montreal cop waives right to bail in gangsterism-related case - Macleans.ca

Former Montreal cop waives right to bail in gangsterism-related case

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MONTREAL – A retired Montreal police detective accused of selling sensitive police information to criminal biker gang members has waived his right to bail.

Benoit Roberge appeared in a Montreal courtroom this morning and is set to return on Jan. 23.

He has been behind bars since his arrest in October.

He has gone through five defence lawyers, with some having to recuse themselves because of a possible conflict of interest.

Roberge, a high-profile investigator and biker expert, is facing one charge of obstructing justice, one of breach of trust and two related to gangsterism.

Because of his past role as a police officer who regularly dealt with Montreal-area prosecutors, one from Quebec City has been called in to handle the case.

Roberge retired in August and had been working for Revenu Quebec. He was subsequently fired from that post following his arrest.

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