Jonathan Rochette and Co. guilty all along the line
Jonathan Rochette, his mother Peggy Gagnon and Antoine Lévesque were all convicted Sunday at the end of the day of narcotics trafficking.
The jury, hearing the trial since March 11, rendered these verdicts unanimous after four days of deliberation.
Rochette, 32, has also been found guilty of harboring criminal money and gangsterism for committing an offense for the benefit of a criminal organization.
This last verdict is particularly costly for an accused because the penalty of gangsterism must be served consecutively to any other sentence.
The jury therefore gave credence to the evidence of the lawsuit alleging that Rochette was at the head of an extensive network selling hard drugs, mainly cocaine and methamphetamines. His mother and Lévesque were his employees.
The Crowns M e Juan Manzano and M e Marc Gosselin got judge Louis Dionne Superior Court immediate detention Peggy Gagnon, 67, and Anthony Levesque, 29, released with conditions from the beginning of the procedures . Their lawyers, M e Charles Shearson and M e Sarto Landry will seek their release by the representations on sentence.