A former candidate for Loft Story, spouse of one of the most important leaders of organized crime in Quebec, is in the crosshairs of the tax authorities and could lose her sumptuous family home in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
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Christelle Huot, who participated in reality TV in 2007 and 2009, has just seen a legal mortgage of nearly $80,000 be registered on her residence on rue des Trembles.
Although the house is only in her name, the 37-year-old woman lives there with boss Gregory Woolley, her fiancé. Their home was recently put up for sale for the tidy sum of $3.8 million.
Revenu Québec is therefore trying to recover a debt from the ex-lofteuse which dates back to 2017, when the 50-year-old criminal was in preventive detention in Bordeaux prison.
The man the police consider to be the “godfather” of Montreal street gangs received a five-year sentence for gangsterism, conspiracy, possession and trafficking of narcotics and was finally able to set foot at home last fall.
If Christelle Huot fails to repay the tax authorities within the allotted time, the luxurious house with a 400-bottle cellar, a built-in sound system, an in-ground swimming pool, separate accommodation and a 70,000 square foot wooded lot, could be seizure.
The former reality TV contestant's financial troubles don't end there, as a Bahamian loan company with whom she took out one of her mortgages issued a notice of default worth over $650,000 in July 2021.
The amount has still not been paid, according to the most up-to-date documents available.
The problems with Revenu Québec arise only a few weeks after the family was the victim of threats at this same residence.
In early May, the house next door was mistakenly targeted by gunfire, reported Le Journal. Shortly after, casings were discovered on the property of the influential mobster.
According to our information, both incidents targeted Woolley directly. Everything suggests that someone was trying to send him a message.
The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu police, assisted by the Sûreté du Québec because of its expertise in organized crime, opened an investigation. To date, no suspects have been arrested.
Arrested in 2015
Gregory Woolley was arrested in 2015 as part of Operation Magot-Mastiff, which then destabilized organized crime.
He was also the main target, in particular because he had helped create an alliance between street gangs, the Italian mafia and the Hells Angels to control the sale of narcotics in greater Montreal, according to court documents. . The police believe that he has completely changed the portrait of organized crime in Quebec.
He is also the originator of the Syndicates, the first street gang to work 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.