Longtime biker sentenced to 15 years in prison
The one-time president of the Los Brovos motorcycle gang was given a 15-year sentence in connection with a series of charges stemming from a massive police investigation into organized crime.
Al Lebras was one of 17 people arrested in December 2007 as part of a 13-month-long police investigation called Project Drill. He was charged with conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, laundering proceeds of crime and participating in a criminal organization. Out of all those arrested during Project Drill, Lebras is now the 15th to plead guilty.
Lebras, a longtime biker, was recorded by police selling one kilo of cocaine to a friend he’d known for 20 years. At the time of the sale, Lebras was unaware his friend was working as an agent for police.
As part of a joint recommendation, Lebras received a 15-year-sentence Tuesday and could die in prison because of his age.
Crown attorney Chris Mainella told the court that Lebras is now 59-years-old and has already spent about a third of his life in prison and that he has been involved with outlaw motorcycle gangs for the better part of four decades, either as a member or on the periphery.
Lebras was described in court as someone with a long criminal record who shows no remorse and has no chance of rehabilitation.
The Los Brovos, the gang formerly led by Lebras, patched over to become Hells Angels about 10 years ago.
- with a report from CTV's Kelly Dehn