The Montreal police detective-sergeant who's accused of selling information to organized crime has finally had a bail hearing date set but has to remain in jail during the holidays.
After going through four lawyers since his arrest in early October, Benoit Roberge will be back in court January 8 and 9 for a bail hearing. Until then, his new and fifth lawyer Richard Perras said he is awaiting the complete unabridged evidence, which he's handed over to his client.
"We're dealing with sensitive materials so it's normal that more precautions are taken in the disclosure," Perras told reporters.
Roberge is charged with two counts of gangsterism, obstruction of justice and breach of trust in connection with selling information to the Hells Angels. His wife, a crown prosecutor who dealt with organized crimes cases, was put on a temporary leave but is not considered a suspect in the case.
Perras said he's also concerned about all the details made public in the media about his client's case that isn't even in the evidence he's seen, and the impact on a possible jury trial.
"A jury trial will certainly not be in the coming months so we'll see, we'll adjust at that time."