David Francis Giles.is charged along with two associates of the club, David Roger Revell and Richard Andrew Rempel, with associating with a criminal organization and trafficking in cocaine
The June 2005 wiretap, captured from a bug placed in the Hells Angels Kelowna clubhouse, was played in court by prosecutors during final arguments in the trial.
Prosecutor Martha Devlin told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Anne Mackenzie the East End chapter is a "highly structured, highly sophisticated" criminal gang that exercises a monopoly over certain kinds of criminal activity, primarily the drug trade.
She argued that Giles, a full-patch member who had been with the club for 20 years, did nothing without thinking about how it could benefit both himself and the club.
Giles helped direct and supervise the expansion of the East End chapter to Kelowna from Vancouver, she said.
Wiretaps have Giles laying out his vision of the expansion of the club and how it "must invoke the power of the patch" in Kelowna, said Devlin.
At one point during the wiretaps Giles can be heard warning others to beware of people who try to benefit from their association with the club.
"In no way, shape or form should anybody be riding on our coattails and it's happening all the time and I'm not going to tolerate it, period."
Devlin said the evidence shows that over 15 months, between March 2004 and July 2005, at least five members of the East End chapter were implicated in criminal activity, including the production and distribution of methamphetamines, and the distribution of multi-kilos of cocaine. The club members were also involved in extortions, assaults and possessing weapons, including firearms and grenades.
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