High-level gangster vanishes while on parole in B.C.
Just two months after his gang associate escaped from a Lower Mainland jail, Shane (Wheels) Maloney has disappeared while out on parole in Vancouver.
Maloney, 45 and a wheelchair user, pleaded guilty in Quebec in 2017 to trafficking cocaine and possession of explosives and firearms while working for a criminal organization that included convicted killer Rabih Alkhalil and B.C. Hells Angel Larry Amero.
Maloney was the subject of a Crime Stoppers wanted poster issued earlier this week. It said that a warrant had been issued for his arrest on Sept. 16 for being “unlawfully at large” in violation of parole conditions.
Maloney just had his full parole revoked on Sept. 12, according to a decision obtained by Postmedia on Thursday.
Parole Board member Ashifa Dhanani noted that Maloney’s behaviour while on full parole had deteriorated. He was hiding things from his community management team and growing increasingly paranoid that police were getting people to spy on him.