ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – A BC gangster has been found guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Cory Vallee was on trial for conspiring to kill the notorious Bacon brothers and murdering one of their close friends.
“This was a long, complex and resource intensive investigation,” Superintendent Donna Richardson, Officer-in-Charge of IHIT says in a release. “I would like to acknowledge the dedication and tireless efforts of investigators from IHIT and CFSEU-BC as well as our numerous domestic and foreign partner agencies that contributed to this investigation.”
Jonathan Barber, 24, was killed after being shot in his Porsche Cayenne on May 9th, 2008.
Kevin LeClair, 27, a high-ranking Red Scorpion member and very close associate to the Bacon crime group, was murdered nearly a year later in a brazen daytime shooting. Vallee was convicted in the murder of LeClair.
“The sustained cooperation, hard work and persistence of IHIT and CFSEU-BC members has contributed to this result today. Officers and support staff from numerous agencies have also assisted over these past seven years,” says Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett, the Chief Officer of the CFSEU-BC. “The result should also serve as a reminder to those who threaten our communities with gang and gun violence, we will not rest until they are held to account.”
Vallee was arrested in Mexico in 2014 after evading police for four years.
Sentencing has been scheduled for June 28, 2018.