Former Olympian charged with extortion

Pierre Lueders, right, and Ken Leblanc, pose with a bunch of flowers after the Bobsleigh Worldcup...

Pierre Lueders, right, and Ken Leblanc, pose with a bunch of flowers after the Bobsleigh Worldcup in Winterberg. Leblanc, a purported Hells Angel, is facing extortion charges. (File photo)

Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:59 PM ET

CALGARY - Former Canadian Olympian and purported Hells Angels member Ken Leblanc made a brief first court appearance Wednesday on an allegation he tried to extort $150,000 from a Calgary businessman.

But the one-time world champion bobsledder, who was arrested at his northwest Calgary home on Tuesday, could be back on the streets as early as Thursday as his lawyer plans to seek bail.


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