The man who broke the East End biker gang She was first contacted by former police agent Micheal Plante charm pandora bracelet in June 2010 about a possible interview. He had followed her articles for years and said he felt confident she would do justice to his story about infiltrating the East End chapter of the Hells Angels as part of an unprecedented police investigation dubbed E Pandora. It would take another two and a half years for E Pandora to conclude, freeing Plante to finally tell his story. In part one of Bolan's six part series, Plante describes his early life and how he came up with the plan to get close to the Angels. When buy pandora rings online he was a boy growing up in the Lower Mainland, Micheal Plante loved his family's annual trip to the Pacific National Exhibition. It wasn't the thrill of the rides that attracted the only son of a single teacher mom. Every year, Plante would race inside one of the pavilions to see the Vancouver police exhibit. "My whole life I wanted to be padora bracelet a cop," he recalled recently. He worried he would never grow tall enough to reach the minimum height requirement. His tiny mom was under five feet. He never knew his dad. "In those days you had to be five foot 10. I would also say, 'Please, please make me five foot 10.' " While Plante made it to five foot nine, he never made it onto the VPD or any other pandora online store police force. Beginning a decade ago, he infiltrated the Hells Angels' East End chapter one of the richest and most powerful in the world. At first he did it on his own. Then he became a confidential informant and eventually a police agent. He wore a wire for 10 months in 2004 and 2005 sometimes 24/7 secretly recording criminal activities both inside the bikers' East Georgia clubhouse and beyond its fortified walls. When it was all over, 12 Hells Angels and associates were convicted for offences including trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine, extortion, conspiracy, possession of firearms and grenades, and contempt of court. The elite chapter of the notorious biker gang was left in tatters. In a series of exclusive interviews with The Vancouver Sun, Plante, now 46, told his remarkable story publicly for the first time. He was able to finally speak because the long running RCMP investigation E Pandora formally ended on Oct. 30, 2012, when the last outstanding charge was stayed against full patch Angel John Punko. The interviews took place in a North American city that Plante was visiting. For his own safety, Plante lives under a different name in an undisclosed location which were not revealed to The Sun as he moves forward with his post Pandora life. Plante has remained silent for years as defence lawyers attacked his reputation during three criminal trials, calling him a rat, a thug, a drug dealer and an opportunist who signed a contract promising him $1 million by the end of the case. The lawyers also repeatedly claimed he only helped police in order to make an extortion charge go away after he was arrested in downtown Vancouver with an HA member and an associate in July 2003. Plante agreed to talk because he wanted to set the record straight. He told The Sun he never requested nor received assistance with the criminal charge that was eventually stayed for lack of evidence. "There was never any help," he said. RCMP Insp. Gary Shinkaruk, who was in charge of E Pandora, confirmed Plante made no deal to get out of his legal troubles and told police he wanted to help them for altruistic reasons. Plante also revealed to The Sun that he had already begun the process of infiltrating the Hells Angels on his own long before he was arrested. And he said he tried to reach out to police several times from the inside to let them know he could provide information about what he saw going on within the club. He says his calls to police were not returned. "I infiltrated them myself and I made phone call after phone call after phone call and nothing happened." So why would Plante decide to ingratiate himself with the Hells Angels, hoping to expose the bikers for the criminals he believed they were? He insisted he didn't do it expecting a big payday. He took on the dangerous role because he wanted to make a difference. He had been passed over when he applied to several police forces. He had ended up working as a bouncer in rough bars and clubs for years. Now he had the chance to work with police, just as he had always dreamed of as a child. "I wasn't a rat. They were not my friends. I wasn't friends with any of them. I was doing a job," he said. "I wanted to leave a legacy. I wanted to do something significant in my life. I never bartered or sold myself to the RCMP for money. That was the HA's angle." A NOMADIC CHILDHOOD Micheal Dollard Plante was born in North Vancouver on Jan. 6, 1967. Vancouver, Revelstoke, Powell River, Chilliwack, New Westminster, Burnaby. He switched schools often before graduating from Burnaby's Cariboo Hill secondary in 1986. "I was the new kid in school 11 times," he said. "I just went with the flow. And that is how I went through my whole life. I will walk into a room not knowing anybody, but I will leave that room knowing everybody." He learned early how to reinvent himself something that would come in handy later in life. When he moved to Revelstoke, he told other kids he was a kung fu master. "That was my story. I stuck to it for about a month until they called me on it," he recalled, laughing. "I said, 'Actually I can run really fast, but I don't know kung fu see you later.
'" He liked sports but couldn't start playing until 12 or 13 because of Perthes disease, a hip condition that had been treated with casts when he was a preschooler. As he got older, there were still things he wasn't supposed to do, like jumping. His mom taught in his school and kept a watchful eye.
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