A Montreal Hells Angel has been sentenced to life in prison for blowing up a federal drug informant nearly 15 years ago near the Canadian border.

Richard Vallee was found guilty in September of murdering the witness, who was set to testify against him in a federal case involving the export of cocaine from the United States to Canada. Lee Carter's Porsche exploded on July 28, 1993, outside a bowling alley where he worked as a bartender in the northern New York community of Rouses Point.

In federal court Monday, 50-year-old Vallee was given the mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

Vallee's lawyer, Terence Kindlon, says he plans to appeal.