Former Hells Angels boss Maurice ‘Mom’ Boucher dies in prison from cancer

Former Hells Angels crime boss Maurice Boucher, also known as « Mom » Boucher, has died aged 69.

Boucher, widely known as a longtime notorious Hells Angels gang leader and one of the most notorious criminals in Quebec history, died Sunday after a long battle with throat cancer, according to TVA Nouvelles.

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He died in the palliative care unit of a correctional health facility affiliated with Archambault Prison in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec, where he was serving consecutive life sentences.


Hells Angels boss Maurice « Mom » Boucher (2nd from left) is greeted by fellow club members during a boxing match in Montreal.

Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

Boucher was a reputed organized crime boss, murderer, drug dealer, outlaw biker and former leader of the Quebec chapter of the Hells Angels.

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In 2002, he was convicted of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree murder of two Quebec prison officers in an attempt to destabilize the Quebec justice system.

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He received an automatic life sentence without the possibility of parole for at least 25 years. He was imprisoned in Canada’s only supermax prison.

He had been battling cancer for seven years and was transferred to hospice care on June 10. He just turned 69 on June 21.


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