A former candidate for attic storyWife of one of Quebec’s top organized crime leaders, is in the crosshairs of the tax authorities and could lose her magnificent family home in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
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Christelle Huot, who starred on reality TV in 2007 and 2009, has just witnessed the legal mortgage of nearly $80,000 on her rue des Trembles home.
Although the house is only named after her, the 37-year-old lives there with boss Gregory Woolley, her fiancé. Her house recently went up for sale for the princely sum of $3.8 million.
Revenu Québec is therefore trying to recover a claim from the ex-Lofteuse that dates back to 2017 when the 50-year-old criminal was held in preventive detention at Bordeaux prison.
The man, whom police consider the “godfather” of Montreal street gangs, was sentenced to five years in prison on gangsterism, conspiracy, possession and drug trafficking charges and was finally able to enter his home last fall.
Photo Frederique Giguere
The home of Gregory Woolley and Christelle Huot on rue des Trembles in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu was the target of two violent incidents in May.
If Christelle Huot doesn’t pay back the tax authorities by the allotted time, the luxurious home with a 400-bottle cellar, built-in sound system, sunken swimming pool, separate living quarters and 70,000-square-foot wooded lot could be a fit.
The former reality TV contestant’s financial troubles don’t end there, as she took out one of her mortgages as a Bahamian lending company and issued a reminder for over $650,000 in July 2021.
According to the latest available documentation, the amount has still not been paid.
Revenu Québec’s troubles come just weeks after the family was the victim of threats in the same apartment.
In early May, the house next door was mistakenly shot at, Le Journal reported. Shortly thereafter, shell casings were discovered on the property of the influential gangster.
According to our information, both incidents were aimed directly at Woolley. Everything indicates that someone tried to send him a message.
The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu police, assisted by the Sûreté du Québec for their expertise in organized crime, launched an investigation. No suspects have been arrested so far.
Arrested in 2015
Gregory Woolley was arrested in 2015 as part of Operation Magot-Mastiff, which subsequently destabilized organized crime.
He was also the prime target, particularly because, according to court documents, he helped create an alliance between street gangs, the Italian Mafia, and the Hells Angels to control narcotics sales in the greater Montreal area. Police believe he completely changed the face of organized crime in Quebec.
He is also the founder of the Syndicates, the first street gang working closely with the Hells Angels. He was also a member of the Rockers, the former biker school club controlled by the late Maurice “Mom” Boucher.