United Nations Gangsters Admit to Conspiracy to Kill Rival Scorpions Members

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United Nations Gangsters Admit to Conspiracy to Kill Rival Scorpions Members


Luk, Vivian, The Canadian Press


Gang members admit conspiracy to kill rivals

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VANCOUVER - Two dozen people plotted to murder Jonathan, Jarrod and Jamie Bacon and their Red Scorpions' gang associates over the course of 14 months that saw gang violence escalate across Metro Vancouver, court documents revealed Monday.

The conspiracy was fuelled by a cash reward that reached hundreds of thousands of dollars and took place during the lethal gang war over drugs and criminal supremacy in 2008 and 2009.

Barzan Tilli-Choli, Yong Lee, Dilun Heng, Ion Croitoru and Karwan Saed of the United Nations gang pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday to conspiring to kill the Bacon brothers and their associates -- a development deemed a victory by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

"It is vital to remove the illusion of invincibility these individuals use to intimidate others and expand their violence and illegal operations," says Supt. Kevin Hackett in a written statement.

"These charges bring well known gang members before the Courts to face justice and send a vital message to all criminals and perspective gang members that they will be held accountable for their actions."

According to an agreed statement of facts filed in the court, the murder conspiracy began in January 2008, after UN gang leader Clayton Rouche was shot at by one of the Bacon brothers' associates.

Rouche then put out a reward for the murder of each of the Bacon brothers, as well as for three of their associates. The sum for the murder of Jamie Bacon, the youngest of the Bacon brothers, went as high as $300,000 at one point.

Up until May 2008, when he was arrested and detained in U.S. custody, Rouche was the mastermind behind the plot to kill the Bacon brothers, the court statement said.

There were multiple attempts to co-ordinate and carry out the murders, some of which were tracked by the police through listening and tracking devices.

On May 8, 2008, UN member Duane Meyer, who attempted to kill a Bacon brother associate earlier in the year, was shot to death in Abbotsford.

Rouche and his associates then set out in separate vehicles the following day to scout out where the Bacon brothers and their associates could be found. The court statement said, "they were out for revenge ... now on the spot."

A chance encounter with Bacon brother associate Michael Le set off a chase along Highway 1 through two Metro Vancouver communities that saw Le's car sprayed by bullets. …

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