A lawyer for the Greeks took several members of the Vernon gang target shooting with him, supplying the guns and ammunition, a judge was told Tuesday.
William Mastop, who has pleaded guilty to participating in the activities of the Greeks, several times took the gang to a gun range outside Vernon to which he belonged, said prosecutor David Jardine.
Mastop, an accomplished and competitive shooter, supplied the ammunition for the guns that were fired, he told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan.
The gang members brought their own guns, including a .45-calibre handgun, a 9mm handgun and a .22-calibre revolver, Jardine said during a second day of sentencing submissions.
Mastop brought his own pistols and shotguns and allowed the gangsters to shoot those guns as well.
"The Crown's position is that this was not just a benign social outing.
"Taking persons he knows to be members of a drug-trafficking organization to target practice, to better their shooting accuracy and handle the firearms, is an act which facilitates a criminal organization."
Jardine added that Mastop's lawyers are expected to challenge his assertion that the target shooting was an activity that could help the Greeks commit crimes.
One of the three gang members identified by Jardine as having been taken to the gun range was among five gang members or associates found guilty in November in connection with three, drug-related slayings.
Sheldon O'Donnell was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2005 fatal shooting of Ron Thom.
A jury also convicted him of two counts of second-degree murder.
Jardine also noted that a high-powered rifle that one of the gang had asked Mastop to store was found in Mastop's house during a police search in May 2007.
The prosecutor outlined other questionable activities of Mastop, including questioning a female drug mule for the gang who had been arrested in possession of one kilogram of cocaine, valued at $27,000.
When the gang associate was released from custody, Mastop questioned her about what had happened during a walk outside gang-leader Peter Manolakos's restaurant, said Jardine.
One of Mastop's roles was to relay information to the Greeks' hierarchy about what the police might know about them, he said.
On Tuesday, the prosecutor also played the last of 75 phone calls that he argued had showed that Mastop was improperly involved in the activities of the gang.
The Crown is seeking a two- to three-year jail term for Mastop, who is believed to be the first lawyer in B.C. to have been convicted of participating in the activities of a criminal