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Benoit Roberge, ex-officer in Hells leak case, at bail hearing

01/08/2014 10:03 EST | Updated 03/10/2014 05:59 EDT
The bail hearing for former Montreal sergeant-detective Benoit Roberge, who was working with Revenue Canada when he was accused of selling sensitive information to Hells Angels, begins this morning.

A publication ban is expected on Roberge’s testimony and evidence presented in court.

Roberge was arrested Oct. 5 and is facing four charges relating to an investigation conducted between 2010 and 2013:

- Two counts of gangsterism.

- One count of obstruction of justice.

- One count of breach of trust.

Over the course of his career with the Montreal police force, Roberge testified as an expert witness in a number of cases involving members of biker gangs.

He retired from the force in August and was subsequently employed by Revenue Quebec.

He was fired from Revenue Quebec in the days following his arrest.

The bail hearing, which was delayed several times, is expected to last two days.

The delays are partly owed to Roberge changing lawyers five times.

Roberge has no prior criminal record.

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