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Canuck druglord gets 30 yrs, canuck bank robbery plotter gets 44 years.

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Canadians allegedly plotted prosecutor murders, jailbreak
Newly filed court documents allege that British Columbian drug lord Clayton Roueche and fellow Canadian Luke Sommer may have plotted to kill the U.S. attorney and other prosecutors in Seattle as part of a planned armed jailbreak by members of Roueche's notorious UN Gang.

By Mike Carter

Seattle Times staff reporter

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UN Gang founder Clayton Roueche was sentenced to 30 years in December 2009 for overseeing a drug-smuggling operation.


Luke Sommer has been linked to the murder plot.
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Newly filed court documents allege that British Columbian drug lord Clayton Roueche and fellow Canadian Luke Sommer may have plotted to kill the U.S. attorney and other prosecutors in Seattle as part of a planned armed jailbreak by members of Roueche's notorious UN Gang.

The alleged plot was behind Roueche's sudden transfer from the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac to the maximum-security prison in Marion, Ill., in the weeks before he was sentenced in December to 30 years in prison for overseeing a vast drug-smuggling operation, according to a brief filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The document makes it clear that agents never actually confirmed the existence of the conspiracy and Roueche was never charged. Sommer, according to the document, denied Roueche's involvement despite pleading guilty to trying to hire an undercover FBI agent to kill the federal prosecutor who sent him to prison for being the mastermind behind a 2006 takeover-bank robbery in Tacoma while he was an Army Ranger stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

But Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik, who presided over Roueche's case, found it convincing enough to send Roueche away when he learned that Sommer was being returned to the Federal Detention Center to face sentencing for conspiring to kill the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted him for stabbing a co-defendant who cooperated with federal authorities.

Sommer is currently serving 44 years in prison for the bank robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and solicitation of a crime of violence.

Roueche's attorneys have appealed his sentence — one of the longest drug sentences ever handed down in Western Washington — even though Roueche had spared the government a lengthy trial by pleading guilty. Among the issues they've raised is how much the judge considered the alleged plot to assassinate prosecutors and escape in arriving at that sentence.

In an appeal brief, the government said a jailhouse informant claimed Roueche had told him that Sommer had solicited the help of the UN Gang in his plan to kill the prosecutor in his case.

In exchange, "Sommer would provide the UN Gang members with automatic weapons and other devices that would permit them to help Roueche escape from the institution," according to the brief.

Sommer was an Army Ranger who recruited two other Rangers and two cohorts from Canada to rob a branch of the Bank of America in Tacoma. They used automatic weapons and body armor in the holdup.

The informant said Roueche intended to kill not only the prosecutor in his case, but also then-U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sullivan and the warden at the Federal Detention Center.


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Added: Jul-9-2010 
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