Maurice “Mom” Boucher is best known as the former President of the Hells Angels MC Montreal chapter and for his heavy involvement in the Quebec Biker War which ran from 1994 until 2002.
He is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of two prison guards and the attempted murder of a third.
Maurice Mom Boucher Early Life / Personal Life
Maurice Mom Boucher was born on 21 June, 1953 in Causapscal, Quebec, later moving to inner-city Montreal when he was two years old.
He turned to crime early on after dropping out of school in year 9 and convicted of 3 break and enters in 1974 and placed in detention for almost 6 months. In November 1975 Mom Boucher was charged with an armed robbery and sentenced to 40 months prison.
From around 1982 until 1987 Maurice Boucher was a member of the SS Club, which was a white supremacist motorcycle club. Along with him in SS was Salvatore Cazzetta, who would go on to found Rock Machine MC and war against the Hells Angels for years to come. Salvatore Cazzetta was said to have had the opportunity to also join the Hells Angels, but declined based on the events of the Lennoxville Massacre.
Maurice Mom Boucher Hells Angels MC
In 1987 (reportedly on 1 May, 1987) Maurice Boucher became a member of the Hells Angels Montreal Chapter.
Around 1995 (reportedly 24 June, 1995) he was responsible for forming a Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels, where rumours were that he was planning to corner the drug market throughout Quebec.
Maurice Boucher was involved in the events behind the Quebec Biker War, a battle which ran from 1994 until 2002. The Quebec Biker War took over 162 lives, with hundreds more injured. When police ramped up their focus on the Nomad chapter of the Hells Angels Mom Boucher increased the pressure put on those working in law enforcement, by way of intimidation.
In 1998 he is acquitted of ordering the murder of two prison guards and the attempted murder of a third and sentenced to life in prison. Police performed further investigations and in 2000 were successful in their appeals process and re-arrest Boucher. Law enforcement were able to obtain an informant, Stéphane Gagné, also known as Godasse, a man who was involved in the murders and stated that they were ordered by Maurice Boucher. In May 2002 Boucher is found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
In around April 2014, while still serving his prison sentence, Mom Boucher was reportedly expelled from Hells Angels MC.
Maurice Mom Boucher Crimes
1974 – Sentenced to almost 6 months in detention for 3 break and enters.
1975 – November, 1975. Charged with armed robbery and sentenced to 40 months in prison.
1997 – 26 June, 1997. Prison guard Diane Lavigne is murdered as she is driving home from the Montreal Detention Center.
1997 – 8 September, 1997. Prison guard Pierre Rondeau is murdered and prison guard Robert Corriveau survives with injuries after they are attacked while preparing to take inmates to court.
2002 – May, 2002. Mom Boucher is found guilty on two counts of murder for the 26 June 1997 murder of prison guard Diane Lavigne and the 8 September 1997 murder of prison guard Pierre Rondeau and one count of the attempted murder of prison guard Robert Corriveau, who was a colleague of Pierre Rondeau. He is sentenced to three concurrent life sentences with no chance of parole until 2022. This conviction came after Mom Boucher received an initial acquittal over these charges in 1998, at which point law enforcement performed further investigations, including finding an informant, Stéphane “Godasse” Gagné, who was also involved in the murders.
2015 – 3 November, 2015. While in prison Maurice Boucher and fellow inmate Rene Girard are believed to have stabbed inmate Ghislain Gaudet. They are both charged with attempted murder.
Maurice Mom Boucher Prison
Since 2002 Maurice Boucher has been held in the Special Handling Unit (SHU), super-maximum federal penitentiary which is located in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines just outside of Montreal. The Special Handling Unit is part of the Regional Reception Center.
Maurice Mom Boucher Media
View our list of outlaw motorcycle club books to see our recommended reads.
While no books could be found specifically written about Maurice Mom Boucher, the following are related to the Quebec Biker War and the trials that followed.
Hell’s Angels Biker Wars by RJ Parker.
Please note that we have not read this book, so suggest that you read the reviews before purchasing (link opens in a new tab).
The Biker Trials: Bringing Down The Hells Angels by Paul Cherry.
This book appears to have more of a focus on the trials that follow the events, rather than the events themselves. Please note that we have not read this book, so suggest that you read the reviews before purchasing (link opens in a new tab).
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