Conspiracy to Kidnap RBC Chairman | One of the accused gets full parole

Conspiracy to Kidnap RBC Chairman |  One of the accused gets full parole

Denis Pouliot, who ten years ago wanted to kidnap the president of the Royal Bank of Canada in Quebec with three accomplices in the hope of getting millions of dollars, convinced the parole commissioners to grant him full parole.

Pouliot, 62, convicted of second-degree murder in 1995; He was driving the getaway vehicle while settling scores with the help of a machine gun.

In 2013, while on parole, he, Gilles Pinsonneault, Denis Paquette and Michel Renaud plotted to kidnap then-RBC president Martin Thibodeau from his home on Montreal Island in western Ontario.

For two days in June 2013, they parked a car in front of the victim’s house, stacked with boxes and a hidden camera, and Mr.

Their aim was to kidnap the president, then go to his workplace at Place Ville Marie and gain access to the vaults, where armored trucks come and go daily.

SPVM major crime investigators, who discovered the plot and arrested the suspects before they could take action, found one of them carrying a pipe bomb that could be detonated remotely. The suspects thought they wanted to handcuff their hostage to a briefcase containing explosives, although that has not been confirmed.

Promising progress

Pouliot was the youngest of the four accused. Like others, he pleaded guilty in October 2017 to charges of kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy to possess weapons and explosives.

He was the one who received the shortest sentence, serving four and a half years in prison.

Pouliot already had a halfway house and benefited from the insecure suburbs, especially for work.

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Parole commissioners now consider him to have progressed well enough to benefit from full parole.

“In the commission’s opinion, it is clear that you have proven yourself effective since your return to society, particularly in the last fifteen months. You have been able to satisfactorily transfer the tools and skills you started in prison to society. You have complied with all special conditions imposed and you have shown no signs of returning to criminal behaviour. Danger “No circumstances involving escalation were cited. You have developed a simple and satisfying lifestyle in which you are surrounded by positives. (….) Upon investigation, the Commission did not perceive any intention to return to your old lifestyle,” the commissioners wrote in an eight-page decision released Monday.

Until his parole, Pouliot cannot have contact with anyone involved in criminal activity or drug trafficking, and must disclose all of his financial dealings.

Contact Daniel Renaud at 514 285-7000, ext. Dial 4918 Write to [email protected] or mail Pres.

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