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Ex-Montreal cop charged of selling secrets to bikers will seek bail in January

December 11, 2013 - 7:59 AM

MONTREAL - A former Montreal police officer accused of trading sensitive information with biker gang members in exchange for money will try to get bail early next year.

A lawyer representing Benoit Roberge set two days in January for a bail hearing.

Roberge is facing one charge of obstructing justice, one of breach of trust and two related to gangsterism.

The former biker-gang expert has been detained since early October, when he was arrested by provincial police just south of Montreal.

The veteran police officer, who spent the latter part of his career assigned to a specialized anti-biker gang unit, retired this past August.

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

Roberge's wife is a Montreal-based Crown prosecutor who specialized in fighting organized crime.

Two prosecutors overseeing the case against Roberge are from Quebec City.

Current defence lawyer Richard Perras requested a trial by judge and jury for Roberge.

Prosecutors have opposed his bail.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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