Non-compliance with health rules: the Mega Gym and the Hells Angels condemned
The fitness center violated public health rules by opening its doors despite the ban.
The management of the Méga Fitness Gym de Québec admitted having opened its doors illegally during the health crisis, while members in good standing of the Hells Angels admitted not having respected social distancing during a funeral.
The Court of Quebec processed dozens of statements of offense on Friday related to the state of x27;emergency decreed by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Méga Fitness Gym, which made headlines for defying health rules, had received two statements of offense for events that occurred on June 16 and November 4, 2020.
In June, the owner of the center had opened the doors of his gymnasium in the hope of avoiding bankruptcy, argued Daniel Marino.
Despite the public health ban, the Mega Fitness Gym in Quebec opened its doors on June 16, 2020.
He had pleaded not guilty to the offences. The business, which now belongs to the estate of Daniel Marino, who died last February, finally admitted his guilt to one of the findings.
The DPCP told the judge that the company acknowledges that it refused to obey the order to suspend all activities carried out in the workplace on June 16, 2020.
Following an agreement between the prosecution and Méga Gym's lawyer, the report on the events of November 4 was canceled.
The company faced a minimum fine of $1,000 per violation. Following the agreement between the parties, Méga Fitness Gym agreed to pay a fine of $1,500 for the violation of the month of June.
The settlement took place in the absence of a representative of Méga Fitness Gym during the hearing in the criminal chamber.
More #x27;about 20 people who attended the funeral of a member in good standing of the Hells Angels have also pleaded guilty, in writing, avoiding a trip to the courthouse.
They had gathered at the church of Saint-Ubalde in the Portneuf region on May 1, 2021 to pay tribute to Paul Magnan, who died two weeks earlier in a motorcycle accident in Mauricie.
A native of Saint-Ubalde, Magnan who was 58 years old had been arrested as part of Operation Sharqc, targeting the Hells.
Several members of the Hells Angels had gathered to attend the funeral of Paul Magan, who died in a road accident.
At his funeral, supporters and members of the motorcycle club had received tickets for not wearing a mask, exceeding the permitted capacity and not respecting social distancing.
They all admitted their guilt to this last offense and the DPCP withdrew the first two.
Group members in good standing – such as Dean Moore, Serge Lebrasseur and René Monfette – will therefore be fined $1,000 for failing to observed social distancing.
In addition to the fines, both the Mega Fitness Gym and the Hells Angels will have to pay legal costs.