Alleged breach of conditions: the “pilot of the stars” back behind bars

The “star pilot” Normand Dubé, sentenced to 7 years in prison for having sabotaged Hydro Quebec high voltage lines, is once again in bad trouble. He has just been arrested for non-compliance with the conditions.

Dubé, found guilty in September 2018, was at large after he appealed the verdict and sentence imposed on him for having plunged 180,000 Hydro customers into the dark and causing damage estimated at $ 30 million .

But since Wednesday, he is back behind bars.

“He was arrested in a bank when he had to be at home 24 hours a day, except in the case of very detailed exceptions, such as medical emergencies, meeting a customer or doing his grocery shopping,” explains Me Steve Baribeau, Crown Attorney on file.

Numerous charges

In total, no less than 18 new criminal charges have been served against Dubé, 58.

  • Eight counts of failing to keep the peace and behave well.
  • Eight counts for not having communicated his movements to an agent of the Sûreté du Québec.
  • Two counts for not having remained at all times at his residence on the North Crown of Montreal, except during exceptional periods provided for by an order of the Court of Appeal.

He wants to keep him detained

The new charges against the airplane pilot extend from November 22, 2019 until Tuesday.

“He also had to send emails every day to report his movements. That too was problematic, ”adds Me Baribeau.

The prosecutor specifies that Dubé would not have committed belligerent or violent gestures. “Keeping the peace, for him, also means respecting the commitments made in court,” he said.

The Crown attorney intends to ask the judge to revoke Dubé’s conditional release, which means that Dubé could remain behind bars for the duration of the appeal proceedings.

Normand Dubé should appear “towards the end of the week”, according to him.

In October 2019, Normand Dubé was also sentenced to 9 years in prison for harassment and arson. He has also initiated appeal proceedings in this case.

-With the collaboration of Claudia Berthiaume

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