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  • Cops Listened to Murder Plot

    Bekim Zeneli was not told of the Dec. 5 threat against his life, in which career criminal turned informant Scotty "Taz" Robertson offered to kill Zeneli in exchange for $20,000 from the Hells Angels. Robertson jokingly asked the men if they wanted a "two-for-one" and said Zeneli's murder would cost more because it involved more "planning," but that he would only...

  • Informant Was Grief of Police

    * Feb. 9, 2007 -- [Scotty "Taz" Robertson]'s personal wire captures a frightening scene. He calls an associate, demanding he repay some money. Robertson then goes to the man's house, forces his way inside and steals his satellite dish as collateral. The victim doesn't call police and Robertson's handlers take no action. * Feb. 15, 2007 -- Police listen in as Robertson is inside a local...

  • Hells Angels Ex-Chief Gets 81/2 Years in Prison

    Crown attorney Chris Mainella told court [Dale "Deli" Donovan] played several roles in the local organized crime scene. He was an "umpire" to feuding felons and a "tax collector" to people he authorized to sell marijuana and cocaine at various locales throughout Manitoba, such as native reserves and northern communities. Donovan's activities were being closely...

  • First Project Drill Target Pleads Guilty

    Stacy Jack Finch, 50, of St. Pierre Jolys, was sentenced to 66 months in prison after admitting he brokered two drug deals with secret agent Scotty "Taz" Robertson earlier this year. The second, on Jan. 31, was in the parking lot of Boogie's Diner on Main Street. Robertson paid Finch $11,000 for the small white pills which were marked with brand-name logos including "Coca Cola"...

  • Video On Free Press Website Offers Inside View of Two Drug Deals

    The video shows Stacy Jack Finch, a longtime city employee who got caught in "Project Drill" when he sold informant Scotty "Taz" Robertson 10 pounds of marijuana and nearly 1,000 crystal methamphetamine pills last year. The first drug deal, on Jan. 27, occurred on the Harbour View public golf course where Finch worked. Robertson was given $23,000 in marked money by the police, ...

  • Hells Vp Gets 10 Years for Cocaine Trafficking

    [Lester Jones] was among 18 suspects arrested last winter as part of Project Drill, in which career criminal Scotty "Taz" Robertson was paid more than $600,000 to infiltrate a cross-country drug network. Jones was caught arranging a two-kilogram cocaine deal in February 2007, which included a face-to-face meeting with Robertson in Calgary. The agent agreed to pay $72,000 for a shipment...

  • Suspect in Gang Killing Charged

    Undercover police agent Scotty "Taz" Robertson told several gang associates inside a Pembina Highway hotel room he would take out [Bekim Zeneli] for $20,000. Robertson was paid $650,000 to infiltrate the Hells Angels during the year-long undercover Project Drill probe that resulted in 18 arrests, including Manitoba Hells Angels president Dale Donovan and full-patch members from Ontario...

  • 17 Accused Sent Directly to Trial

    Lawyers for the accused will only get one attempt at testing the evidence and grilling career criminal Scotty "Taz" Robertson, who was paid $650,000 to broker a series of drug and weapons deals that were caught on audio and video surveillance beginning in late 2006.

  • Gang Associates Off Hook for Attempted Murder

    Devon Gurniak was working inside the poker hall he co-owns when two men burst inside, armed with a .45-calibre handgun. The gunmen were clearly looking for his brother, Dean, court was told. The brothers were ordered to remove their clothing to prove they weren't wearing a wire. Moments later, the bullets began flying. Police hired Scotty "Taz" Robertson to work undercover, paying him $6...

  • Veteran Biker, 59, Gets 15-Year Sentence

    ... dubbed "Project Drill" that involved having a career criminal become a "secret agent." Scotty "Taz" Robertson was able to infiltrate the gang and conduct a series of drug and weapons deals that ...

  • Being a Secret Agent Takes Its Toll

    It's not the type of job you'll find listed in the classifieds. But that hasn't stopped a handful of Manitobans from trading in their life "experience" for an opportunity to work undercover as secret police agents. I'm rich all right... my life is ruined," Franco Atanasovic told the Free Press in an exclusive interview last year. Provincial court Judge Charles Newcombe said he was &...

  • Shooting Victim Vows to Sue City Police, Rcmp

    The plug should have been pulled on Project Drill," said Gurniak, who is still recovering from taking two shots to the upper body on Nov. 11. Gurniak and his brother, Dean, were working inside the bar/poker hall they own on Remembrance Day when two men burst inside, armed with a .45-calbre handgun. According to both Gurniak and the police search warrants, the men were convinced Dean Gurniak...

  • Project Drill Uncovered Hit Put Out On Brother, Police Allege

    The plug was pulled on Project Drill on Wednesday when more than 250 officers across Canada conducted a series of raids, arresting James Heickert, Gurniak, Lucovic and 13 others who they say had been involved in high-level drug trafficking and gun smuggling. Stadnick was convicted conspiracy to commit murder, participation in a criminal organization and drug trafficking in 2004.

  • Hells Angel Brother Vs. Brother

    The alleged plan to kill [Sean Heickert] began on Nov. 27 and may have forced police to bring an abrupt end to their year-long undercover probe, dubbed "Project Drill. He's an old-time biker," a source said. "For the most part he always flew under the radar." "Him and [Darwin Sylvester] were tight," he said. "They were always together."

  • Thompson Shooting Appears Gang-Related

    One of the men who was present during the meeting suggested Heickert's body could be dumped in [Thompson]'s Burntwood River. [Robertson] said a Heickert killing would take "about a week," with [Bekim Zeneli] "perhaps two weeks. Zeneli was shot dead inside his Thompson apartment just over 24 hours later. He was the leader of the LHS (loyalty, honour, silence) gang. Rivals described...