A former lawyer will take the path of the penitentiary

News 28 March, 2018
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    Luc Vaillancourt (left) photographed during his arrest by investigators of the Sûreté du Québec, October 8, 2013.

    Éric Thibault

    Wednesday, 28 march, 2018 01:00

    Wednesday, 28 march, 2018 01:00

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    The former montreal lawyer Luc Vaillancourt will wind up behind bars after having supplied the prisoners in narcotics for six months.

    The former criminal defence lawyer for 49-year-old should know his or her sentence tomorrow, at the courthouse in Sorel-Tracy, where he was convicted of conspiracy and drug trafficking, on march 9.

    And according to what The Journal has learned, the judge Jean-Pierre Dumais would impose a severe sentence, or even copy, having qualified Vaillancourt d'” main actor ” of the scheme uncovered in 2013.

    The magistrate will settle somewhere between the penalty of at least six years of penitentiary recommended by the prosecutor, Geneviève Beaudin, and four years of incarceration suggested by the defence.

    In flagrante delicto

    Luc Vaillancourt was caught in flagrante delicto during the survey project Moderator of the Sûreté du Québec, with proof of electronic listening ” irrefutable “, according to the judge.

    Not once, but twice, the police were exceptionally filmed with the permission of the court while he was in the area of detention in the courthouse in Sorel-Tracy, trying to deliver narcotics to an inmate who was charged with these days.

    Jean-François Raymond, who has been sentenced to three years of incarceration in this case, requested prior to his wife to prepare orders for drugs and provide them to his lawyer.

    Pot, fentanyl and lubricant

    She prepared the plugs, taking care to add a sachet of lube so that her boyfriend would “return” in the rectum and bring them back to the prison of Sorel-Tracy.

    Nicknamed “The Tie” by his accomplices, Vaillancourt touched $ 500 each time it was used as an intermediary in the drug trafficking. It is paid also 1000 $ when it introduced a cell phone in prison. Without being criminal, smuggling cell phones is prohibited in the detention centre, although this practice is widespread.

    On the afternoon of September 20, 2013, Jean-François Raymond was searched after he was seen retrieving “something under a table” from the hands of his lawyer and to hide it in his pants.

    It was a plug for Raymond and to two other inmates. They contained cannabis, hashish, tablets of speed (methamphetamine), as well as a fentanyl patch, a powerful opioid a potentially fatal with which some traffickers “cut off” hard drugs, like heroin.

    “No credibility “

    At trial, Vaillancourt conceded that have already passed “a few” cell in prison, on the pretext of financial difficulties and alleged threats of an inmate at his place. But the accused argued that he was not aware that the packages contained narcotics.

    A version without the ” no credibility “, according to the judge Dumais, who on the day of the verdicts, has blasted the ex-criminal defence lawyer for his “explanations discreditable and implausible,” and his ” disregard of the social order “.

    Luc Vaillancourt has resigned from the Bar after his arrest in the fall of 2013.