The Rock Machine Joseph Fluet, alias Eric Lefebvre, had also worked for the Hells Angels and the police
Friday, December 2, 2016 8:54 p.m. Eric Thibeau Update Friday, December 2, 2016 8:54 p.m. A member of the Rock Machine riddled with bullets Thursday in Vaudreuil-Dorion was back in the unforgiving environment of the bikers after having failed as an informer for the police. Joseph "Fuego" Fluet, who began his criminal career as a henchman of the Hells Angels, had long known that there was a price on his head, and that even if he was living under a new identity for seven years, learned the Journal . Joseph Fluet COURTESY PHOTO Joseph Fluet In April 2001, who spent the first 38 years of his life under the name of Éric Lefebvre told the Journal de Québec he was blacklisted by the Hells for having had a "one night stand" with a blonde of another member of the motorcycle gang.
At the time, he was "striker" of Damners MC - a farm club of the Hells in the Quebec City area - and he had been arrested for his participation in the war waged for the Hells vs Rock Machine. "Never informer ..." He said that the Sûreté du Québec offered him to become an informer and to denounce his accomplices to justice. "I'll never be an informer. It does not tempts me to die at 31 years, "he proclaimed then. But Lefebvre changed his mind a few weeks later when investigators from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in New Brunswick advised him that he would be accused of setting fire to a bar in Moncton. They offered him to collaborate with them in exchange for a new identity, police protection and financial compensation. He agreed, but soon got in trouble after admitting his other crimes and was sentenced to seven years in prison. He committed perjury under oath in court, refused to return to testify for the Crown during another trial and even sued the RCMP for breach of contract claiming one million dollars. In 2009, he returned to Quebec on leaving the penitentiary. It did not take long to be re-handcuff. It was under the name of Joseph Fluet that he appeared in court and was sentenced. A real headache Nicknamed "Fuego" (Fire) in the underworld, Fluet was pinched again in a case of extortion and firearms in 2014. During the investigation, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) made a surprise entry in a warehouse in the borough of Saint-Laurent: thry found black and white jackets brand new with the emblems of the Rock Machine, that were believed to be missing since the end of the biker war. Fluet was one of the new members of this gang that he fought for. He had just served two years in prison when a shooter made him one of the victims of a double murder that has the signature of organized crime Thursday in a wooded area of ​​Vaudreuil-Dorion. The case is a puzzle for investigators. Not for the fact Fluet had many enemies, but because the SQ do not know who is the other victim, a man in his forties who had no identification on him.