|Danny "Danny Boy" Kane|
| Danny Kane was born in 1969 and started his criminal career as an associate of the Hells Angels Montreal chapter. He served under the orders of Scott Steinert, who was then a striker with the gang.
In the early 1990s, in a hasty attempt to establish itself in the lucrative province of Ontario, Hells Angel Walter Stadnik created the Demon Keepers biker gang. The members were associates from Quebec and tried to set-up the drug networks in Southern Ontario. Danny Kane was chosen as the gang's president.
The Hells invasion, through the Demon Keepers, lasted only a few months and ultimately failed. Kane was arrested in April
|1993 in Belleville, Ontario for possession of a firearm. In jail, he agreed to become a paid police informant. He would spend the next seven years gathering dirt on some of the province's most powerful Hells Angels.
Kane also had the distinction of being a gay biker, although he kept the fact hidden from his associates. In February 1997, he and his lover Aimé "Ace" Simard, who Kane had met through a gay men's dating service, were ordered by Nomad David "Wolf" Carroll to travel to Nova Scotia and eliminate a drug dealer that owed the club money. Robert Mcfarlane was gunned down in a industrial park on February 27, 1997.
The two bikers were arrested and charged with the murder and Kane's partner, Aimé Simard, turned government witness. Despite Simard's testimony, Nova Scotia Supreme Court Judge Felix Cacchione delcared a mistrail on November 11, 1998, refusing to give a reason for his decision.
Danny Boy was now a full-fledged Rocker, the Nomads team of enforcers. He often acted as a bodyguard/driver for Nomads Normand Robitaille and David "Wolf" Carroll. This duty enabled Kane to pick up important information on the Hells Angels that he would then pass on to police.
On July 4, 2000, Kane secretly recorded a meeting between Robitaille and the entire Rockers gang in which the Hells Angel informed them that he had "made a deal with the Italians. The price of a kilo of cocaine is now $50,000."
On another occasion, Robitaille asked Kane to look after his briefcase. Kane peered inside, photocopied documents and gave them to his police handlers. The documents turned out to be the gang's spreadsheets, which kept track of how much each Hells chapter owed the Nomads for drugs - except for Sherbrooke which has always been autonomous - as well as the accounts of several independent dealers. The spreadsheets also showed how much the Nomads owed their drug suppliers.
On August 7, 2000, Danny Kane, at the age of 31, was found dead at his Saint-Luc home. His death was ruled by investigators as a suicide; Kane had poisoned himself with carbon-monoxide. At the time of his death, Kane was still facing weapons charges. He and David "Wolf" Carroll had been charged after their vehicle was pulled over on Highway 20 and police found two firearms in the automobile.
Kane's undercover work was finally revealed by authorities on April 10, 2001. His information played a key factor in the arrests of 122 people in Operation: Printemps 2001 and helped police solve numerous murders committed by the Hells Angels and their underlings.