April 24, 2017

Australians taking over Hells Angels Pattaya chapter, former Thai member...


Daves last ride - Hells Angels 25th March 2017



Saturday 25th March the Hells Angels and supporting MCs and MCCs paid their respects to a fallen member of the HA, hundreads turned up to pay their respects in one hell of a ride which won't be forgotten. Many knew him and many didn't however we all came to show our support for those that did.

Forarget Pape om advokaters reklametøj i fængslerne: “Det skal stoppes”

Justitsministeren kalder det “forargeligt”, at kendte forsvarsadvokater deler reklametøj ud til kriminelle i fængslerne. Han opfordrer Advokatrådet til at rydde op i egne rækker.

Justitsminister, Søren Pape (K), opfordrer Advokatrådet til at rydde op i egne rækker, efter at Radio24syv i dag har kunnet fortælle, hvordan flere forsvarsadvokater deler reklametøj ud til kriminelle i landets fængsler og arresthuse.
“Jeg synes, det er helt forargeligt, at vi har advokater, der på den her måde deler gaver ud for egen vindings skyld, og jeg mener også, at det er i strid med advokaternes egne etiske retningslinjer,” siger Søren Pape til Radio24syv.

Hvis ikke Advokatsamfundet selv tager affære, så vil Søren Pape ikke tøve med at gå ind i sagen:
“Hvis advokaterne ikke selv kan finde ud af at rydde op, ja, så kender man mig dårligt, hvis man tror, at jeg ikke kan finde på noget,” siger han til Radio24syv.

Vil kontakte Kriminalforsorgen
Justitsministeren vil også rette henvendelse til Kriminalforsorgen for at opfordre fængselspersonalet til at indberette brugen af reklametøj inden for fængselsmurene.

Metoden har mødt kritik fra en række advokater og fængselsbetjente, som hævder at reklametøjet virker som pressionsmiddel på svage fanger. Ifølge Anders Boelskifte, formand for de Beneficerede Advokater i København, kan reklametøjet tilmed fungere som alternativ til rygmærker, som ellers er forbudte i de danske fængsler - og det billede kan Søren Pape godt genkende:
“Hvis en bandeleder går rundt i en bestemt t-shirt, så sender det jo et signal om “kom og vær med på det her hold”, og det synes jeg da er betænkeligt,” siger justitsministeren til Radio24syv.


Ifølge de advokatetiske regler, må en advokat ikke uopfordret henvende sig til en indsat, ligesom en advokat ikke må rette henvendelse til en indsat, som allerede har advokatbistand. Reklametøjet kan derfor være en måde at omgå de advokatetiske regler.

Pape: Det er ikke klientpleje
Mette Grith Stage fra Stage Advokater har over for Radio24syv sammenlignet uddelingen af reklametøj med almindelig klientpleje og understreget, at ingen af hendes klienter har valgt hendes firma på grund af reklametøjet. Men den forklaring køber Søren Pape ikke:

“Hvis man uddeler tøj med logo, firmanavne og telefonnumre, så er det jo nok ikke for at være flink, eller fordi ens klient mangler tøj. Så er det jo nok i højere grad for at udstyre en stor, flot bandeleder, der kan gå rundt og reklamere for, hvem man skal ringe til, hvis man er i problemer. For at rekruttere.

Og det, synes jeg, er meget problematisk,” siger Søren Pape til Radio24syv. Ifølge ham er der en tendens til, at rockerne og banderne i stigende grad vælger at bruge de samme advokatfirmaer, hvilket kan give længere sagsbehandlingstider.

Men det kunne jo være, at rockerne og banderne valgte de her advokatfirmaer, fordi de simpelthen bare er bedre?
“Ja, det er muligt. Men sådan tror jeg simpelthen bare ikke, at verden hænger sammen,” siger han til Radio24syv.   


Denmark - Radio24syv

April 23, 2017

Bikers heard marine’s remains were coming home in USPS box, refused to let that happen

When those who have vowed to protect and serve the citizens of the U.S. pass away or return home from service, they should have a proper and respectful ceremony. That’s what the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) do.

They’re an organization that attends funerals for members of the military, firefighters, and police officers and protect those funerals from protesters and harassment. In addition, they fill out the attendance at funerals for indigent and homeless veterans. They also perform volunteer work for veteran’s organizations and also host homecoming celebrations for troops who are coming home from overseas.

When Staff Sgt. Jonathan Turner, who served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, died in California from combat-related injuries a year after he retired, the PGR was there, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

The 41-year-old veteran’s family was unable to attend his funeral in California where he lived. So, the California PGR stepped in to ensure that Turner’s remains would make their way back to his family in a respectable manner.


"The California Patriot Guard Riders contacted all of the state captains from California to Georiga and explained the situation, that it wasn’t proper to ship this war hero home via FedEx,” Jeff Goodiel of the Georgia Patriot Guard Riders told Fox 5 Atlanta. “Within days, a convoy was assembled with each state’s Patriot Guard Riders driving Turner’s cremated remains across their state and then passing those remains off to the next group of riders.”
“Within days, a convoy was assembled with each state’s Patriot Guard Riders driving Turner’s cremated remains across their state and then passing those remains off to the next group of riders.”

The event organizers said it was the longest trip of its kind with hundred of volunteers who transported the remains more than 2,000 miles.
“It’s heartwarming, to see all these people here,” said Annie Glanton, Turner’s mother, “I know that he was loved by a lot of people.”

“Turner was a great leader who inspired his fellow Marines, both in the Corps and in daily life,” their website reads. “You were his friend if you knew him for five minutes or five years. He would give you the shirt off his back.”

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April 22, 2017

Mammas son banditen : en brutal roman om kriminalitet i dagens Sverige av: Seyyed, Mehdi



Min lillebror Mehdi har alltid varit morsans lilla älskling, men kvinnan hade inte räknat med att snorungen skulle bli värsta banditen. Ärligt talat, än idag fattar familjen nada. Hur gick det hela till? Lillbrorsan har fått samma uppfostran som vi: Kärlek, omvårdnad, ett bra hem. En familj som tar hand om varandra. Vår kära mor gjorde allt för oss och ännu mer för den där-a bortskämda ungen.



Hells Angels-president fälld för misshandel mot exsambo


Presidenten i en Hells Angels-avdelning i Göteborgsområdet fälls för att ha misshandlat sin dåvarande sambo. Straffet - två månaders fängelse.

Den frihetsberövande påföljden baserar tingsrätten på frivårdens utlåtande.
Där står det:
"Eftersom mannen tillhör en kriminell organisation och hänsyn måste tas till tredje part, är det av säkerhetsskäl inte är lämpligt att utdöma en samhällstjänst".

HA-ledaren är alltså högst i hierarkin inom HA Goth Town, gruppen som nyligen sålde sin fastighet i Toltorpsdalen i Mölndal och därefter köpte Vadbacka Gästgiveri i Skepplanda.


Två åtalade fall

De åtalade händelserna ägde rum i parets tidigare bostad.
  • I juni 2016 påstås mannen ha slagit kvinnan flera gånger i ansiktet och dessutom sparkat henne på benen.
  • Vid ett annat tillfälle, redan 2014, hävdar åklagaren att Hells Angels-bossen träffat sitt offer genom ett hårt knytnävsslag mot pannan. Från denna misstanke frias han dock.
Enligt mannen har det rört sig om självförsvar från hans sida.

På vilket sätt attackerade hon dig? frågar förhörsledaren.
- Hon gick fram helt oanmält och klappade till mig. Sedan började hon vifta som en idiot. Jag fick värja mig med armarna, svarar mannen.

 Han menar också att en misshandel från hans sida vore helt orimlig med tanke på de fysiska styrkeförhållandena de båda emellan:
- Hon är pytteliten och jag väger 105 kilo. Hon dör ju då. Hon hade inte rest sig på en vecka.


Tjafs om soporna

Kvinnans version är en helt annan.  Hon uppger att pojkvännen kom hem berusad och att det uppstod lite tjafs om olika saker, bland annat om vem som skulle gå ner med soporna.
- Han kallade mig för hora. Jag tog väldigt illa upp och gav honom en örfil. Han blev vansinnig.

Kvinnan beskriver därefter en serie slag från olika vinklar, hur det blixtrade framför ögonen och att hon var nära att tappa medvetandet.   I utredningen finns kvinnans skador dokumenterade på bilder, ett material som åklagaren visade upp under domstolsförhandlingen.
"Målsägandens berättelse har lämnats på ett ansträngt men trovärdigt sätt. Den är klar och i vissa delar detaljrik. Av avgörande betydelse för trovärdigheten är att berättelsen stöds av framför allt rättsintyget och ett vittnes berättelse. På grund härav finner tingsrätten att den tilltalades uppgifter är motbevisade", skriver domstolen.


Tre avdelningar

Mannen får, enligt frivårdens rekommendation, fängelse istället för samhällstjänst just beroende på att han anses ingå i "en kriminell organisation".

Hells Angels har tre olika så kallade chapters i Storgöteborg:
  • HA Goth Town i Skepplanda, Ale kommun.
  • HA Gothenburg i Gunnilse, Angered.
  • HA West Rock City i Sisjön, Askim.
Sweden - GP.

Federal cases delay Twin Peaks trial



A judge on Friday effectively postponed the start of any Twin Peaks biker trials in McLennan County until after the federal trial of Bandidos national leaders in San Antonio or until federal prosecutors agree to share evidence with McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna.

Judge Matt Johnson of Waco's 54th State District Court granted a motion to delay the June 5 trial of Kyle Smith, 50, an air-conditioning technician from Kilgore and member of the Cossacks motorcycle group. Johnson's ruling comes in the wake of Reyna filing a letter he got last month from U.S.

Attorney Richard Durbin, of San Antonio, telling him that federal authorities prosecuting the Bandidos have information that relates to Twin Peaks cases but won't share it with Reyna's office until the federal trial is over. That trial is set for August, but Durbin's letter said it could be postponed until later this year or early next year.

Judge Ralph Strother of Waco's 19th State District Court is also hearing Twin Peaks cases. While no attorneys for bikers have filed motions to postpone trials in his court, Strother said the situation with the federal evidence effectively has done that.
"I don't think we can move forward in any of our cases until some kind of resolution or understanding is reached regarding the situation with the federal indictment in San Antonio," Strother said. "It has effectively put a barrier between our ability to proceed with our cases. I don't   think the presence of a pending motion (for continuance) is what is causing the problem. It is the presence of the federal indictment out of San Antonio that is the issue."

Sherman attorney John Hunter Smith, who represents Kyle Smith, told Johnson he doesn't want to go to trial if federal authorities have evidence that is favorable to Kyle Smith's case. He also said he has not been given evidence from DNA testing done on his client.

Prosecutor Michael Jarrett said the DA's office is waiting for the return of DNA evidence from a state lab, where it is being analyzed and tested. Reyna told the court that he could not "in good faith" oppose Smith's motion for continuance because of what Durbin said in his letter. Reyna said he has contacted the offices of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and State Sen. Brian Birdwell to see if they can serve as intermediaries between his office and Durbin's in an effort to free up the federal evidence sooner.

Reyna said he would update the court if the lawmakers have success with federal officials.
Johnson also canceled a jury panel Friday that was scheduled to report May 5 to fill out questionnaires for Smith's trial.

In filings last month, Reyna notified the court of his communication with Durbin. He said that although federal authorities made no specific evidence disclosures, it is his duty under the Michael Morton Act and other statutes to make defense attorneys in the Twin Peaks cases aware that the information exists. 
"Although the federal investigation was underway when that incident occurred, neither the fact of the investigation nor any information pertaining to the investigation were shared with this office,"

Reyna's filing states. "The federal indictment was obtained under seal, and it was not until it was unsealed and reported by the media that the McLennan County Criminal District Attorney's Office became aware of the existence of the federal investigation."

While Durbin's office and Reyna's office have not coordinated their efforts in the separate investigations, Durbin said his office has evidence that relates to the Twin Peaks incident.
"Because of our limited knowledge of your cases, we cannot express an opinion on whether our information would be admissible in your prosecutions, nor whether it is clearly incriminating to some of your defendants, or exculpatory of others," Durbin wrote. "It is possible that there may be some of both given the number of defendants charged in your cases."

The federal indictments resulted in the arrests of three top Bandidos leaders and include allegations from incidents before and after May 17, 2015. The charges do not specifically mention the Twin Peaks incident, which is thought to be the result of escalating tensions between the Bandidos and Cossacks.
"As I explained, we and federal investigators have invested considerable time to obtain evidence through complex and expensive techniques to reach the highest levels of the Bandidos organization," Durbin wrote. "Because of the significance of this prosecution, I have no choice except to maintain control over litigation relating to that information and evidence until we have completed our prosecution."


USA - BN.

April 20, 2017

Razzia bei United Tribuns in Heidenheim

United Tribuns Heidenheim
Im Geheimen waren die Durchsuchungen von neun Wohnungen der United Tribuns Rocker am frühen Mittwochmorgen in Heidenheim umfangreich vorbereitet worden. Auch das DRK sollte sich bereithalten.

Der vom Polizeipräsidium Ulm gesteuerten Aktion war größte Geheimhaltung vorausgegangen, und so zeigte man sich selbst im örtlichen Polizeirevier Heidenheim zumindest vom Inhalt des Großeinsatzes überrascht, der am Mittwochmorgen an verschiedenen Stellen Heidenheims gestartet worden ist.

Ein Großaufgebot von Beamten in Uniform und in Zivil nahm an verschiedenen Orten Heidenheims Durchsuchungen vor, die im Zusammenhang mit einem Ermittlungsverfahren gegen eine Rockerähnliche Gruppierung aus dem Raum Heidenheim zu sehen sind.

Mit Kettensäge in Disco
Dem von der Staatsanwaltschaft Ellwangen angeordneten und von der Kripo Ulm gesteuerten Zugriff liegt ein schon länger zurückliegender Vorfall in der Heidenheimer Innenstadt zugrunde.

Ende Februar war kurz nach Mitternacht in der Diskothek Brenz Club in der Olgastraße eine Gruppe von etwa 15 Männern aufgetaucht und hatten Gäste des Lokals in Angst und Schrecken versetzt. So waren Angehörige des Sicherheitspersonal und Besucher mit einer Kettensäge und Baseballschlägern bedroht worden.

Schutzgelder erpresst?
Nach Augenzeugenberichten hatte es sich bei den Eindringlingen um Mitglieder der United Tribuns gehandelt – also jener Gruppierung, deren 29-jähriger Vizepräsident im April vergangenen Jahres bei einer Schießerei in der Clichystraße von einem 26 Jahre alten Black Jackets Mitglied getötet worden war.

Nach unbestätigten Berichten soll der Auftritt in der Disco nicht der erste Vorfall dieser Art gewesen sein, doch ist Ruhe eingekehrt, seit die Stadt Heidenheim gegen den 28-jährigen den United Tribuns Präsident und drei weitere Personen ein längerfristiges Aufenthaltsverbot für diesen Bereich ausgesprochen hat.

Starke präsenz rund um die Disko
Keine Ruhe gab und geben hingegen die Hüter der öffentlichen Ordnung. Die Staatsanwaltschaft Ellwangen und die Kriminalpolizei nahmen Ermittlungen auf, in deren Verlauf sich unter anderem der Verdacht ergeben hat, dass die Gruppe mit ihrem martialischem Vorgehen Schutzgelder des Diskotheken-Betreibers erpressen wollte.

Neben diesen Ermittlungen zeigte die Polizei in den Wochen nach dem Vorfall starke Präsenz im Umfeld des Lokals. Mit den in diesem Zusammenhang gestarteten Durchsuchungen wollten Polizei und Staatsanwaltschaft weitere Erkenntnisse gewinnen und mögliche Beweismittel finden.

Ob und in welchem Umfang dies gelungen ist, wird sich erst zeigen, wenn die Auswertung der verschiedenen Gegenstände erfolgt ist, die am Mittwoch von den Einsatzkräften sichergestellt worden sind. Dabei handelt es sich nach Angaben der Polizei um Handys und Datenträger. Außerdem fanden die Beamten wenige Gramm Rauschgift.

Die Durchsuchungsaktion war mit umfangreichen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen verbunden. So war das Deutsche Rote Kreuz bereits am Vorabend gebeten worden, zusätzlich drei Rettungswagen bereitzuhalten, um im Notfall mit ausreichenden Kapazitäten zur Verfügung zu stehen.

Größtmögliche Sicherheit
Bevor die Beamten dann gegen 6.30 Uhr zeitgleich die auf der Liste stehenden Häuser betraten, wurden Anwohner per Megaphon aufgefordert, in den Gebäuden zu bleiben.
„Da fuhren viele Polizeiautos vor,“ berichtet ein Anwohner der Hölderlinstraße anonym, der auch beobachtet haben will, wie ein Auto beschlagnahmt wurde: „Von Gewaltanwendung habe ich nichts gesehen.“

Alles in allem hat die Polizei zehn Objekte inspiziert. Eines davon findet sich in Böblingen, wo offenbar ein Mitglied der rockerähnlichen Gruppe seinen Wohnsitz hat. Die neun Einsatzorte in Heidenheim – größtenteils Wohnungen, aber auch Firmengebäude – wurden seitens des Polizeipräsidiums Ulm nicht näher beschrieben.

Keine Festnahmen
Nach HZ-Informationen lagen die Objekte unter anderem im Bereich der Giengener Straße, in Mergelstetten und in der Heidenheimer Innenstadt. Auch im Bereich der Wilhelmstraße, etwa auf Höhe der Ritteranlagen, wurden Polizeikräfte gesichtet.

Zu Festnahmen ist es nach Angaben von Polizeisprecher Wolfgang Jürgens nicht gekommen. Allerdings schlossen sich an die offene Ermittlungsmaßnahme Vernehmungen einiger Personen an, die aufs Polizeirevier in die Schnaitheimer Straße gebracht worden waren.


Prozess gegen Frankfurter Hells Angels Mitglied

Frankfurter Hells Angels



Ein Jahr ist die Schießerei unter Rocker der Hells Angels in der Frankfurter Innenstadt her – im Mai beginnt nun der Prozess gegen einen der mutmaßlichen Schützen. Sein Komplize ist immer noch auf der Flucht.

Der zweite Schütze ist noch immer flüchtig, bestätigte ein Sprecher des Frankfurter Landgerichts hr-iNFO. Im Mai 2016 waren am Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz in Frankfurt zwei Männer vor der Bar Helium beschossen und schwer verletzt worden, als sie gerade aus ihrem Geländewagen stiegen.

Die Staatsanwaltschaft Frankfurt wirft dem mutmaßlichen Schützen und Mitglied der verbotenen Hells Angels MC Westend bzw Hells Angels MC West City Versuchter Mord, Gefährliche Körperverletzung und Verstöße gegen das Waffengesetz vor. Der 56-Jährige soll vor einem Jahr vor der Bar Helium in Frankfurt mehrfach auf einen 41-Jährigen in dessen Geländewagen geschossen und ihn dabei lebensgefährlich verletzt haben.

Gericht erweitert Vorwurf der Anklage
Ein 20 Jahre alter Begleiter, der auf dem Rücksitz saß, wurde ebenfalls verletzt. Unverletzt blieb die Beifahrerin. Das Landgericht Frankfurt hält – anders als die Staatsanwaltschaft – bei den Schüssen auf diese beiden Autoinsassen mehr als eine Verurteilung wegen gefährlicher Körperverletzung für möglich. Es hat deshalb den Vorwurf auf versuchten Totschlag erweitert.

Der Prozess soll unter starken Sicherheitsvorkehrungen im Hochsicherheitssaal des Frankfurter Landgerichts geführt werden. Bis Ende August sind bislang 16 Verhandlungstage vorgesehen.

Hintergrund der Rocker Schießerei waren den Ermittlungen zufolge interne Auseinandersetzungen bei den Frankfurter Hells Angels.


Svensk Hells Angels-medlem skjøt en mann i beinet. Så voldtok han et kvinnelig vitne i en badstu

DØMT: En mann i 30-åra, tidligere medlem av den kriminelle gjengen Hells Angels, er i en tingrett i Göteborg dømt til 12 års fengsel for å ha skutt en mann i beinet og så voldtatt vitnet som så skytingen. Han ble også dømt for et drapsforsøk. Dette bildet avdekket det svenske politiet under sin etterforskning etter å ha fått tilgang til mannens mobiltelefon. Foto: Politiet i Sverige
DØMT: En mann i 30-åra, tidligere medlem av den kriminelle gjengen Hells Angels, er i en tingrett i Göteborg dømt til 12 års fengsel for å ha skutt en mann i beinet og så voldtatt vitnet som så skytingen. Han ble også dømt for et drapsforsøk. Dette bildet avdekket det svenske politiet under sin etterforskning etter å ha fått tilgang til mannens mobiltelefon.
Foto: Politiet i Sverige


27. november 2016 ble en mann funnet skadet i en trappeoppgang i Göteborg. Han hadde blitt skutt flere ganger i beinet, blødde kraftig og ble funnet liggende. Gjerningsmannen var en mann i 30-åra. I en dom fra en svensk tingrett beskrives han som tidligere medlem av den kriminelle MC-banden Hells Angels. I et tiår skal han ha vært et høytstående og betrodd medlem av den organiserte kriminelle gjengen, ifølge sin egen forklaring. Denne uka ble mannen dømt til 12 års fengsel for skytingen, et drapsforsøk og en grov voldtekt, skriver Expressen.

Voldtok kvinne i badstu

For da den nå dømte mannen i 30-åra skjøt den ene fornærmede i beinet, var en kvinne vitne til hendelsen. Det tidligere Hells Angels-medlemmet voldtok så kvinnen.

Kvinnen har forklart at hun fryktet for sitt eget liv etter at hun ble vitne til skytingen. I tiltalen mot mannen het det at han forgrep seg på henne ved å utnytte hennes redsel. Det tidligere Hells Angels-medlemmet ga kvinnen fem narkotiske tabletter og sagt til henne før voldtekten at «du er med på dette», skriver Expressen. Kvinnen svelget tablettene i frykt. Så ble hun voldtatt i en badstu.

Beskjeden fra mannen i 30-åra var så «dette blir mellom oss», ifølge avisa.
Den nå domfelte mannen nektet i rettssaken mot ham for å ha voldtatt kvinnen. Retten trodde ikke på ham.

Dømt for drapsforsøk

Det tidligere Hells Angels-medlemmet nektet også for et drapsforsøk mot en annen mann, men ble dømt også for dette. Det skjedde også i Göteborg i fjor. Den fornærmede mannen lå hjemme i sitt badekar da den dømte skjøt gjennom inngangsdøra til den aktuelle leiligheten. Skuddet skal ha blitt rettet mot døras kikkehull, og ifølge påtalemyndighetene var skuddet ment å lokke mannen som oppholdet seg i leiligheten til døra.

Det gjorde han også, men det kom aldri noe skudd nummer to og mannen forble uskadd.
Tingretten utelukket i sin dom andre eventuelle gjerningsmenn basert på DNA-bevis. Den domfelte mannens biologiske spor fantes nemlig på hylsa fra skuddet som ble avfyrt mot døra, skriver Expressen.

Fornærmede og den domfelte var bekjente, men fornærmede ønsket ikke å medvirke i etterforskningen av det tingretten mente var et drapsforsøk.

Motivet for begge skytingene den tiltalte ble dømt for, er ikke kjent. Hans forsvarer Anders Lindstrand mener dommen er trukket på feil slutninger. Advokaten er uenig i at hans klient skulle ha blitt dømt for den grove voldtekten og drapsforsøket.
- Det finnes egentlig ingen konkrete bevis, kun ord-mot-ord situasjoner som mangler støttebevis. Det er omstendigheter her som gjør at man burde ha karakterisert disse sakene på en helt annen måte man har gjort, sier Lindstrand til Expressen.

Advokaten ønsker ikke å kommentere hvorvidt de kommer til å anke dommen eller ikke.

Lang kriminell løpebane

Det tidligere Hells Angels-medlemmet i 30-åra har imidlertid hatt en lang kriminell løpebane som begynte allerede i 2000. Det skal være registrert 22 domfellelser på den aktuelle mannen, ifølge Expressen.

Dommene går på alt fra vold, narkotika, heleri, utpressing og grove brudd på våpenloven. I politiets etterforskning av mannen skal det ha kommet fram at han for tre år siden gikk ut av den organiserte kriminelle gjengen Red and White Crew, en underorganisasjon av Hells Angels. Det var i denne underorganisasjonen han selv hevder at han var en lederfigur. Han skal ha hatt tilknytning til det organiserte kriminelle miljøet i Sverige siden 2004.


Sweden - Exp.

Så truet er Guldfuglen fra Bandidos

René Vestergaard er ikke i tvivl om, at Bandidos vil slå ham ihjel, og ifølge politiet er der en reel trussel mod deres guldfugl.

René Vestergaard, som i 2014 forlod Bandidos og gik til politiet, tvivler ikke et sekund på, at der er Bandidosmedlemmer, der vil slå ham ihjel.
- Det er der mange, der vil. Det har ramt dem hårdt, det, jeg har gjort, siger han i 'Station 2', som sendes klokken 20:50 torsdag aften.


Ifølge Ekstra Bladet er det i et retsmøde kommet frem, at en Bandidosrocker har udtalt en dødstrussel mod René, og en kilde med kendskab til Bandidosmiljøet, som TV 2 har talt med, har forklaret, at et højtstående Bandidosmedlem har sagt følgende:
- Når jeg får fat i René, gør jeg sådan her (formede hånd som pistol, red.), jeg tager gerne 16 år. Det var i september 2014, at René Vestergaard ringede til politiet og fortalte, at han var klar til at fortælle alt og vidne mod Bandidosmedlemmerne.

Død rocker gravet op som hævn

Der er ingen tvivl om, at det kan være farligt at fortælle politiet, hvad der foregår i Bandidos.
René Vestergaard er den første guldfugl, der har lagt alle Bandidos-kortene på bordet hos politiet og i retten, men en anden Bandidosrocker har før talt hemmeligt til politiet, og det blev han straffet for efter sin død.

I maj 2003 døde den kræftsyge Bandidosrocker Nils Petter Danvold, som gik under kaldenavnet Niller. Efter rockerens død kom det frem, at han havde fortalt politiet, hvem der dræbte en uskyldig mand under et bankrøveri.

I november 2003 - et halvt år efter sin død - blev hans lig gravet op på Assistens Kirkegård i København. Ukendte gerningsmænd fjernede hans Bandidosvest, som han var blevet begravet med.

Usikker fremtid

Det er politiet, der står for René Vestergaards sikkerhed. Han ved kun meget lidt om sin fremtid. Det her er, hvad han har fortalt:
- Jeg skal leve et sted mellem Nordpolen og Sydpolen. Om det regner eller sner, det ved jeg ikke. Og det er uden kontakt til familie eller noget.
Hvordan har du det med det?
- Jeg er rimelig afklaret med det. Det er jeg.

Bandidos: Direkte latterligt, han tror, nogen vil slå ham ihjel

Bandidos har i en skriftlig kommentar til TV 2 skrevet, at det er direkte latterligt, at René Vestergaard tror, at nogen fra Bandidos vil slå ham ihjel.

Comanchero bikie club members found guilty of drive-by shooting in Canberra's south

Two Comanchero club members have been found guilty of shooting the former member of a rival bikie gang two years ago in Canberra. Today, in the ACT Supreme Court, the Lihai Vimahi, 24, and Daniel Grech, 27, were found guilty of discharging a firearm but cleared of the more serious charge of causing the Rebel member grievous bodily harm.

Prosecutors told the court they believed the shooting was part of a dispute between the rival gangs, with one witness telling the court that Vimahi told her the Rebel deserved to be shot. The court also heard that Vimahi had admitted to the witness a gun he owned had been used to shoot a Rebel.

Justice Stephen Walmsley said the victim was shot as he smoked outside a home in the Canberra suburb of Stirling late in the evening on March 12, 2015.

Justice Walmsley said he accepted the pair had gone to the house to shoot the man, each armed with a firearm.
"They took the shots at [the victim] and then they left," he said.

But Justice Walmsley found the man had not suffered grievous bodily harm after hearing evidence from the victim's former partner. She told the court that only months later her former partner had subjected her to a violent rape lasting four hours, in which he picked her up multiple times.
The man has not yet been sentenced over the rape.

The woman's evidence was important for Vimahi and Grech, meaning they now face the significantly lower maximum penalty of five years, compared to 20 years for the more serious charge.

Justice Walmsley also found the pair were not guilty of charges relating to a second incident in the nearby suburb of Kambah on the same night, when shots were fired into an unoccupied house.

Vimahi and Grech were charged with discharging a firearm so as to cause another person reasonable apprehension for their safety. But the man they were allegedly targeting, who is also a Rebels associate, was not home. Grech has been found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm. The two are expected to be sentenced in June.

April 19, 2017

Gatugängen är Bandidos och Hells Angels största hot

Bandidos och Hells Angels flyger under radarn när det dödliga våldet eskalerat i Malmö. När gängkriminaliteten tagit över lever de allt äldre mc-medlemmarna ett relativt stillsamt liv. Men gängen – och kampen om territorium – är också det största hotet mot de kriminella mc-klubbarna.
– Det största hotet för dem är att komma i konflikt med gatugängen, säger Patrik Andersson vid underrättelseenheten i Region syd och expert på mc-gäng.




Tre månader in på det nya året har 21 kända skottlossningar inträffat i Malmö. Fem av dem har slutat med dödlig utgång. Under samma period har ytterligare en person knivhuggits till döds. Högen med mordutredningar och skjutningar är enorm. Polisen är under stor press och eftersom gränskontrollerna slukar stora resurser tvingas polisen att prioritera vad de ska lägga kraft på.

Flyger under radarn

Underprioriterat är kampen mot de kriminella mc-gängen som Bandidos och Hells Angels.
– De trivs bra nu när det är fokus på annan kriminalitet, i första hand kriminaliteten med det dödliga våldet i Malmö, men även i Helsingborg. Det påverkar dem på så sätt att de flyger lite under radarn, säger Patrik Andersson.

Hells Angels och Bandidos är väletablerade. De kriminella klubbarna har inget behov av att spänna sina muskler eller på något annat sätt exponera sig och utföra maktdemonstrationer.

Medlemmarna vet om det och ligger för tillfället lågt. Enligt Patrik Andersson börjar dessutom många av dem bli äldre, vilket gör det tuffare för dem att vara ute och visa sig i ur och skur under vinterhalvåret.

Men att kampen om territorium i Malmö är påverkar dem råder inga tvivel om.
– Det stör dem till en viss del. Mc-klubbarna har länge haft ett finger med i narkotikahanteringen. Situationen i Malmö rör till stor del kampen om olika kvarter och form av narkotikahantering. Där är de (klubbarna) involverade på ett eller annat sätt.
– Sen i vilken utsträckning det påverkar deras affärsverksamhet vet jag inte.  Inte så att vi har glömt bort dem, men de slipper samma kontroll och bevakning som förr. Men det pågår en viss form av övervakning.

Största hotet mot mc-klubbarna

Polisen misstänker att mc-klubbarna bedriver företagsbrottslighet och att de jobbar på ett annorlunda sätt än innan.

Men narkotikahandeln är fortsatt viktig för dem. Därför kan också gängkriminaliteten – med det ökade våldet – komma att bli ett hot mot dem.
– De största hotet för dem är att komma i konflikt med gatugängen, konstaterar Patrik Andersson.

Experten pekar den extrema mängd skottlossningar som inträffade i Köpenhamn 2008-2009. Då var Hells Angels inblandad i krig med andra kriminella gäng – och totalt tros det ha varit över 100 skottlossningar under 15 månader i de centrala delarna av den danska huvudstaden.
– Det är väl det som uppfattas som den största faran för mc-gängen, säger Patrik Andersson.

Nyetablering kan skapa konflikt

För det som händer i Danmark spiller ofta över på den svenska sidan. När den tyska lagstiftningen mot de kriminella mc-klubbarna skärptes valde många mc-gäng att söka sig norrut.

Lagarna i Tyskland förbjuder gäng som Bandidos och Hells Angels att ha på sig sina västar offentligt.

En nyetablering av gänget Mongols är på gång i Danmark, något som skulle kunna provocera fram konflikter om gänget försöker sig på en seriös etablering i Sverige.
– Vi ser ingen anledning att mc-klubbarnas våld skulle eskalera. Vi uppfattar det som lugnt i den miljön. Men det räcker med att något sker.
– Men om Mongols skulle etablera sig skulle det kunna bli konflikter. Men det ser vi inte i nuläget.

Sweden - Exp.

Bandidos-män fastnade i polisens Burger King-fälla

När polisen misstänkte att Bandidos-medlemmen försökte utpressa sitt offer på nästan 200 000 kronor gjorde de upp en plan. Sedan lurade de in honom och hans medhjälpare – som också har kopplingar till mc-klubben – i sin snillrika Burger King-fälla.
– Så kan man ju uttrycka det. Det har varit en så kallad bevisprovokation, säger åklagaren Lars-Göran Wennerholm.

När polisen genomförde en husrannsakan i mannens lägenhet i Göteborg klev de in i sovrummet och öppnade garderoben. Där, på en av galgarna, hängde hans Bandidos-väst. Och när man letade vidare upptäcktes dessutom ett stort antal tröjor på vilka mc-klubbens namn och logga var tryckt. När polisen hämtade in mannen till förhör ska han också ha varit tydlig med sina kopplingar till Bandidos.
"Han hänvisade flera gånger till sitt medlemskap i Bandidos och bar en t-shirt med Bandidosemblem", beskriver en polis i förundersökningen.

På västen står det "probationary", steget före fullvärdigt medlemskap i Bandidos. Men i förhör får han frågan om han är fullvärdig Bandidos-medlem.
– Ja, svarar han.

Polisen gjorde upp plan

Och det är i mc-klubbens namn som han försökt utpressa en företagare att betala en fiktiv fordran på ungefär 184 500 kronor, enligt åklagaren Lars-Göran Wennerholm. Det är en annan man som ska ha velat ha fakturan betald och då vänt sig till Bandidos-mannen.

Denne ska flera gånger ha ringt upp offret och utdelat förtäckta hot för att han skulle betala beloppet.
– Jag ska ha de här pengarna, så är det bara. Sedan är det ju upp till dig hur smidigt du vill göra det, ska Bandidos-mannen ha sagt, för att därefter fortsätta:
– Tror du att vi, Bandidos, går och tvistar om saker och ting eller? Så vill du ta den striden med oss eller vill du betala? Det är liksom nu du får chansen. Ja, vi slutar inte med detta, det ska du ha jävligt klart för dig. Det finns inte på kartan. Du kan tuta och lura och blåsa någon annan, men inte oss. Den chansen finns inte.

LÄS MER: De leder mc-gängen Hells Angels och Bandidos där du bor

Men offret gick honom aldrig till mötes. I stället vände han sig till polisen – som började skissa på en plan för hur de skulle locka den misstänkte utpressaren i fällan.
– Ja, så kan man ju uttrycka det. Det har varit en så kallad bevisprovokation och i den här typen av ärenden är det inte helt ovanligt, säger åklagaren Lars-Göran Wennerholm.

Jämför Bandidos med Blåvitt

I förundersökningen förklarar polisen hur de gick till väga. Samtliga samtal som offret tagit emot var från Bandidos-mannens eget telefonnummer. Offret ska, på direktiv från polisen, ha kontaktat mannen för att lura honom att han hade ett bankmöte inplanerat. Några dagar senare ringde offret upp igen, för att berätta att han kommit över 80 000 kronor.


En tröja som hittades i Bandidos-mannens garderob.


Offret stämde träff med Bandidos-mannens medhjälpare på Burger King i Mariestad, där polisens spanare satt och väntade. När medhjälparen skakade hand med offret inne på hamburgerrestaurangen ska polisen ha kommit fram, legitimerat sig och gripit honom.
Medhjälparen ska även han vara en Bandidos-man.
– Ja, prospect. Det är som att vara med i IFK Göteborg, beskriver han sitt medlemskap i Bandidos.


"Inte uppsåt att skrämma"

Det var efter gripandet av medhjälparen på Burger King som polisen åkte och hämtade in den andre Bandidos-mannen. Han åtalas nu för försök till utpressning samt, tillsammans med medhjälparen, för brott mot inkassolagen.

LÄS MER: Här är Hells Angels och Bandidos säten i Västsverige

Mannen som påstått att företagaren var skyldig honom pengar åtalas också, för anstiftan till de båda brotten.
– Jag har inte haft något uppsåt att skrämma någon eller göra honom illa, säger den misstänkte utpressaren i förhör.

Samtliga åtalade förnekar att de gjort sig skyldiga till det som åklagaren påstår.
– De anser att det är en korrekt faktura som har skickats och att de vill ha in pengarna, säger Lars-Göran Wennerholm.


Sweden  Exp.

Ex-fiancée of Clint McLaughlin testifies at his gun trial in Saskatoon

The woman Clint James McLaughlin is in prison for kidnapping and beating in 2014 testified Tuesday at his gun trial in Saskatoon. From behind a witness shield, Mariana Cracogna said McLaughlin, who lived with her at the time, called Noel Harder to pick up guns from her garage on March 28, 2014. She said she opened the garage for Harder and watched him pull out two black bags that were stored in the attic.

Cracogna said she didn’t see what was inside, other than a glimpse of what she thought were long guns in a partially-opened bag. At the time, McLaughlin and Harder were members of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club — a support club for the Hells Angels, court has heard. Police had surveillance on both men in connection with Project Forseti, a drug and gun investigation targeting biker clubs and their alleged connection to organized crime in Saskatchewan.

After leaving Cracogna’s home, Harder was caught with eight firearms — four rifles, two shotguns and two restricted handguns — that he said came from McLaughlin. He said he offered to work with police on Project Forseti and was released the next day without charges. Harder officially signed on as a police agent in September 2014.

The guns found in Harder’s truck form the 17 charges laid against McLaughlin. They include three counts each of unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of stolen firearms, unauthorized transfer of a firearm and possessing firearms while prohibited to do so.

Court heard McLaughlin was on conditions that he not be around any weapons at the time. On Monday, Harder testified McLaughlin wanted to get rid of the guns because he was paranoid about police searching his home and couldn’t leave while on electronic monitoring. He said it was Cracogna who loaded the guns into his truck.
On cross-examination, Cracogna said she “had no idea” there were guns in her garage until Harder came to get them. The only guns she allowed in her home were her own, she told the defence, adding she was a “stickler” for gun rules.

McLaughlin took careful precautions to ensure there were no guns or knives in their house prior to March, 28, 2014, defence lawyer Nicholas Stooshinoff said during cross-examination. He played recorded conversations in which McLaughlin told Cracogna to store her guns with a family member.
Stooshinoff suggested that if the guns in the attic belonged to Harder, McLaughlin might not have told Cracogna if Harder came to get them.

Cracogna told Stooshinoff she didn’t see any guns in Harder’s truck when he arrived at her house and that she has no memory of Harder offering to sell guns to McLaughlin. The accused was a “firearms fanatic” known for offering to stash people’s guns in a “secret storage spot” on his farm, Harder testified. Under cross-examination, Cracogna said she never saw firearms at McLaughlin’s farm and never heard him talk about stashing or selling guns.

McLaughlin is currently serving a six-year sentence for abducting and viciously assaulting Cracogna in May 2014.


Canada - BN

April 18, 2017

Police injured in Gypsy Jokers melee

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File image.Picture: The West Australian

Mid West police have put the Gypsy Jokers outlaw motorcycle club on notice after a police car was damaged and two officers injured in a melee at Dongara on Saturday.

District Superintendent Mike Bell said the incident happened at the Priory Hotel around closing time at 10.30pm, where a large crowd of Dongara Cup racegoers had gathered along with about 20 bikies.

Tensions flared between some bikies and two hotel patrons – and a melee broke out between police and bikies as officers were trying to remove one of the two patrons.
Supt Bell said a block was thrown at a police car, damaging the windscreen and denting the bonnet.

Two officers were taken to ground and suffered minor injuries in the melee – one kicked and hit, the other man-handled – but did not require hospitalisation. Extra police were called to the scene, bringing officer numbers to 25, and brought the situation under control.

Supt Bell said he personally delivered a “stern and strong message” to senior club members that bad behaviour would not be tolerated. About 60 members of the motorcycle club were camping at Dongara for the weekend and they returned to Perth without further incident.

Police called in a 70-strong force on Sunday – involving officers from the Gang Crime Unit, the Traffic Enforcement Unit, Regional Operations Group and Mid West Gascoyne – to hold a vehicle control point and shadow the bikies out of the district.

About nine work orders were issued, six traffic infringements, four summons for obstruct police and 27 quality vehicle stops. Supt Bell said before the incident he had spoken to the club president and sergeant-at-arms and been given assurances there would be no trouble.

He said after the incident he made it clear that if club members returned to the district they would be watched very closely and monitored by police. Investigations into the melee are continuing.

Australia - TWA.

April 17, 2017

Mongols MC members stabbing 2 Hells Angels and other fights between Gen...



MONGOLS MC Versus HELLS ANGELS Mongols stabbing 2 Hells Angels and other fights between the Hells Angels and the Mongols MC

The Baddest and Meanest 1% er Ever Lived


East Boston MS-13 member pleads guilty to assault, racketeering, and drug charges



A member of MS-13’s East Boston Loco Salvatrucha street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting a rival gang member in East Boston, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Christian “Catracho” Alvarado, 28, of East Boston, and other MS-13 members, including Edgar “Cadejo” Pleitez, attempted to beat a rival gang member to death near an East Boston soccer stadium in May 2008, according to prosecutors.

Alvarado also pleaded guilty Wednesday to racketeering and conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, according to the statement. He is one of 61 individuals that were indicted in January following a three-year federal investigation that targeted MS-13 leaders, members, and associates in Massachusetts.

According to prosecutors, Alvarado allegedly conspired with gang leader Santos “Flaco” Portillo-Andrade to distribute more than 100 grams of Heroin.

In August 2015, Alvarado and Pleitez were recorded selling heroin to a cooperating witness on multiple occasions, the statement said.Federal agents used a court-authorized wire-tap to listen to calls between Alvarado and Portillo-Andrade. The two men allegedly discussed selling a half-kilogram of heroin for $26,000, which was overheard by federal agents who wiretapped the conversation, according to the statement.  

In Oct. 2015, agents followed Alvarado and Portillo-Andrade as they drove to the location of the heroin sale. After the sale was made, authorities stopped the two men in Portillo-Andrade’s car and seized $26,000 in cash, a loaded firearm, and a machete.

Court documents alleged that MS-13, identified as a “violent transnational criminal organization”, operates throughout the U.S., including Massachusetts. The documents also alleged that members are required to commit violent acts to maintain membership with a specific focus on rival gang members.

Alvarado is the thirteenth defendant to plead guilty in the case. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 2. 


USA - GC



2 shot at Louisville motorcycle club

The Shawnee neighborhood started Easter morning with gunfire. LMPD said they were called to the Outcast Motorcycle Club at 43rd and West Market Street around 3 a.m. Sunday. Officers arrived to find a black man and woman had been shot. Dwight Mitchell, an LMPD Spokesperson, confirmed that both were taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Nan Palmer lives a couple houses away.
“Not a way you want to be woken up any morning but especially Easter morning when you're thinking about being with family,” Palmer said. “They may not be targeting us or somebody else but you never know when a stray bullet is going to get somebody."

The intersection isn’t a stranger to violence. Records show there were two homicides there in 2009, with another in 2010 and a fourth in 2011. Palmer’s husband Donovan said the violence has gotten out of control lately.

WATCH: William Joy's report here (link is external)

“There's a lot of hardworking good people down here that kind of seems to be held hostage by people who just don't know how to act,” Donovan Palmer said. "Too many good people down here, too many kids are in danger down here because of the actions of a few."

The LMPD Major Crimes Unit is investigating. So far, police said there are no suspects.


USA - BN.

April 16, 2017

Police raid two Charlottetown biker clubs and seize liquor and items

The provincial government has said it wants to make laws banning gang colours in bars

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Police seized a large amount of liquor from two Charlottetown motorcycle clubs on Saturday.

Members of the Organized Crime Task Force, which included Charlottetown, Summerside and Kensington police officers as well as the RCMP federal investigation unit, executed search warrants executed the warrants at the Harley Club at 352 University Ave. and a Hells Angels hangaround club at 205 Fitzroy St. throughout the late morning and early afternoon on Saturday.
I’m not going to lie, it’s a good day to do this because there are a lot of Hells Angels in town here and we want to send a message
RCMP Cpl. Andy Cook
RCMP Cpl. Andy Cook, who is also provincial outlaw motorcycle gang (OMG) co-ordinator, said the warrants were served under the liquor control act.
Police raid two Charlottetown biker clubs and seize liquor and items
A member of the Charlotettown Harley Club shows his displeasure at the news photographer as police executed search warrants on the clubhouse Saturday morning. A woman, whose property borders the club, said she has no issue with the club or its members. She said the previous owners of the building were more of a problem for her. (link is external)

It resulted in police using a U-Haul van to remove large quantities of beer, hard liquor, liquor tickets, cash, refrigerators and other related materials.
“(The club) is zoned commercial residential but unless you have a licensed establishment you’re not allowed to sell liquor, or gift liquor,” said Cook. “The Charlottetown Harley Club has been doing this for a long time, the Hells Angels Club has not since they’re fairly new…. So it’s the oldest club on Prince Edward Island and the newest club.”

Cook said a small “user amount” of marijuana was also seized from the new club. Although no one was arrested at either site, police said they will be issuing summonses at a later date.The seizure occurred while a number of motorcyclists were in Charlottetown for the annual cycle swap meet at EastLink Centre.

Cook said information received by police indicated members of various motorcycle clubs and outlaw gangs would be gathering at both locations afterwards
“I’m not going to lie, it’s a good day to do this because there are a lot of Hells Angels in town here and we want to send a message,” said Cook, noting that officers would be keeping on eye on the clubhouses over the weekend.

The issue has been prevalent in P.E.I. over the past several months since the hangaround club was established.  The provincial government has said it wants to make laws banning gang colours in bars, make the construction of fortified building illegal and regulate body armour.  However, critics say banning the colours could be unconstitutional with similar legislation in Alberta currently being challenged in courts.
One of those critics is the Atlantic Confederation of Clubs (ACC), which hosted a meeting in Charlottetown in January. The motorcycle advocacy group has a membership that includes independent riders to patched members of the Hells and Angels and other clubs.

Cook said he wanted to be clear that police are not “focusing on motorcyclists” but rather on the “criminality within the clubs.”
“If the Hells Angels weren’t in the ACC, would things be what they are right now? They talk about biker respect, biker rights and motorcycle safety but when the Hells Angels are in your group, it automatically taints you,” said Cook. “There are rules for a reason and I heard someone from the Hells Angels say “don’t hate the player, hate the game.” I don’t make the rules but we certainly follow the rules. If you don’t like it, you can go to your politicians and try to get it changed. But I will enforce the law and I’ve said from the outset, we’re going to use every available legal avenue we have to deal with this issue.”


Cook said police will continue to greet members of clubs visiting from out of province
“We want to be the exact opposite of a welcoming committee.  Our message is clear, outlaw motorcycle gangs and illegal activities associated to them are not welcome on our Island,” said Cook. “Likewise, members of the clubs who live in P.E.I. should know that we will continue our mandate to investigate and disrupt crime associated to any motorcycle club in the province.“


Canada - BN.

April 15, 2017

How the simmering feud between Nomads and Finks may go to a new level after peace deal flatly refused

THE heat in the Hunter’s simmering bikie turf war has been turned up another notch after one gang refused an olive branch from their feuding opponents to cease hostilities and rid both groups of unwanted police attention.

Fairfax Media has learnt that police have been placed on high alert following intelligence that a peace deal proposed by the Nomads bikie gang to bring an end to the spree of drive-by shootings and bashings was flatly refused by the Finks.

The spurning is believed to have angered sections of the Hunter-based Nomads, who may feel humiliated after attempting to broker the deal despite several members “patching over” and strengthening the Finks bikie gang, still relative newcomers to the region after moving south from the mid-north coast.

Authorities are so concerned of a re-emergence of hostilities, including the possibility the Nomads may try to save face, that a memo was sent through police ranks warning them of the potential for further attacks.

Fairfax Media revealed on Tuesday that the Sydney-based gangs squad had joined forces with local investigators to set up Strike Force Batterson in direct response to the growing feud between the Nomads and Finks.

It even attracted strong words from the state’s gang squad’s commander, Detective Superintendent Deb Wallace, who warned that “[the bikies] have escalated their actions so we will escalate our attention.’’

Following several defections of Nomads and a Comanchero to the Finks last year, the two gangs came to violent blows on a Wallsend street in December after packs of members belonging to both gangs coincidentally turned up at neighboring service stations.

There were several other reported bashings before it escalated to drive-by shootings, including one on March 29 at the Wallsend residence of a local Nomads enforcer, where more than 30 rounds were pumped into a large block of units using a semi-automatic weapon as scores of innocent residents slept in their beds nearby.

That attack followed drive-by shootings of the Nomad’s headquarters at Islington and the home of a former Nomad, and now Finks gang member, at Metford. There was also a crude firebombing attempt at the Hunter Valley clubhouse of the Nomads at Muswellbrook, which has since been dismantled by the anti-bikie squad Strike Force Raptor.

It is understood some of the Nomads’ senior hierarchy had grown tired of the amount of police attention the fued had been attracting and wanted to formally end hostilities with the Finks.
But their adversaries are believed to have refused the peace deal outright.


Australia - BN.

April 14, 2017

Inside Outlaw Bikers The Road To Hell


Hells Angel recently returned behind bars because informant said he was plotting murder

A Hells Angel was recently returned to a penitentiary for a couple of weeks because an informant alleged he was plotting to kill someone while out on a release from his current 22-year sentence.

Michel Rose, 61, was one of the more influential drug smugglers in Quebec before he was convinced, in 1999, to join the Hells Angels Nomads chapter based in Montreal. This was while the chapter was at war with several criminal organizations between 1994 and 2002. The Hells Angels recruited Rose because he was known to have connections in the Port of Montreal who could sneak large shipments of drugs out for him.

The chapter was wiped out by Operation Springtime 2001, a lengthy investigation into the gang’s attempt to dominate drug trafficking in Montreal. Rose ended up receiving one of the longest sentences among the dozens of people arrested in the investigation. On March 8, 2004, he was sentenced to an overall 22-year prison term after pleading guilty to drug trafficking, and to being part of the Hells Angels general conspiracy to eliminate their rivals across Quebec through murder. But Rose’s sentence was longer than most of his fellow Hells Angels because he was directly involved in smuggling cocaine into Canada from Colombia.

In 2014, Rose reached the two-thirds mark of his sentence and qualified for a statutory release because he was not previously granted parole. But instead of granting Rose a full release the Parole Board of Canada decided to attach a condition that he reside at a halfway house. During his hearing in 2014, Rose claimed he had quit the Hells Angels but the Parole Board of Canada was skeptical.
On Oct. 17 last year, the halfway house condition was lifted and Rose became a free man for the first time since his arrest on March 28, 2001.

Three months later, on Jan. 20, that release was suspended and he was returned to a penitentiary where he was held for roughly two weeks before being released again on Feb. 2. Rose resumed taking college courses after he was released. A recent decision made by the Parole Board of Canada sheds some light on what happened.
“Information from police sources was brought to the attention of your parole officer (alleging) that you were in the process of planning to murder an individual in the Maritimes.” the parole board wrote in its decision. The same document describes how Rose denied the allegation and met with parole officers to address it. “According to you, the information supplied was completely false and likely came from a person who wanted to cause you problems.”

Rose did not identify who the source of the information might have been. The allegation was investigated by a police force (not identified in the decision) and investigators now consider the case closed with no charges having been brought against Rose.

The parole board decision notes that, in retrospect, the information did not justify Correctional Service Canada’s decision to suspend Rose’s release. “But having said that, the information received on the part of the police involved in this affair still allowed them to learn that an individual seriously fears for his safety in connection with you.”

As part of a plan that was proposed by Rose, he is not allowed to travel to the Maritimes during the remainder of his sentence.


Canada - BN.

Kelowna Hells Angel sentenced to four years for role in cocaine conspiracy

Kelowna Hells Angel Bryan Oldham was sentenced Friday to four years in jail for his “integral part” in brokering a deal for half a tonne of cocaine in 2012. Oldham was only involved in one meeting with undercover police posing as South American drug brokers in a reverse sting over 18 months in 2011 and 2012, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Carol Ross noted.

But she said Oldham’s role was critical to finalizing the purchase of the first 200-kilo load of cocaine from the purported drug lords. He was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking last September. Ross said Oldham was brought into the deal by his gang-mate David Giles, who was sentenced on March 31 to 18 years for conspiracy to import and traffic the cocaine.

During the negotiations for the cocaine, undercover officers demanded that Giles get someone from his Hells Angels “family” to back the deal in case anything happened to aging and ailing biker.

So Oldham agreed to attend a Vancouver meeting on Aug. 24, 2012 — the day before the fake cocaine was delivered to a Burnaby warehouse.
“At the meeting, he confirmed that Mr. Giles had explained why they were doing this. He confirmed that he was a brother and a member of Hells Angels and showed his tattoo,” Ross said. “He confirmed he would take over if something happened to Mr. Giles.”

At first, police told Giles he needed to bring two Hells Angels to the table to back the deal, which was going to involve ongoing purchases of 500 kilos of cocaine every month to month and a half.

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“He was observed meeting with various members of Hells Angels over the next days,” Ross noted.
Giles then told police he couldn’t get two Hells Angels involved, so they lowered their demand to a single biker backer.
“Mr. Oldham chose to participate in the belief that Mr. Giles was down to one and he attended at the meeting in order to assist Mr. Giles in obtaining possession of the cocaine,” Ross said.
“From this perspective, his participation was an integral part of a conspirator’s plan for the release of this continuing stream of cocaine into the community with the addiction, misery, crime and violence that would be the inevitable accompaniment. This suggests a higher moral culpability.”

She noted that Oldham, 49, has been running a successful construction business while out on bail over the last five years. And she said he was clearly remorseful for his role in the cocaine deal.

But she also said Oldham should have known better than to get involved.
“I note that Mr. Oldham was a mature man, a father. He was not a drug addict. He had time to consider and reflect on his decision,” she said.

As Oldham was led away by sheriffs, three supporters in the gallery waved and gave him the thumbs up. Oldham was the last to be sentenced of seven men convicted in the cocaine conspiracy.

Ross also imposed a firearms prohibition for 10 years and ordered Oldham to provide a DNA sample.


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April 13, 2017

Senior bikie charged over weapons find

THE pregnant partner of a senior Coffin Cheaters bikie wept in court this morning as he was refused bail on a host of serious guns charges.

Pellegrino Paul Mule, 54, was appearing in Joondalup Magistrate’s Court after a police raid on his heavily-fortified Landsdale home yesterday allegedly uncovered guns, ammunition, bulletproof clothing and other weapons.

Among the items seized were a double barrel 12 gauge sawn-off shotgun, a Bentley 12 gauge shotgun, a 0.22 air rifle, a Colt 0.45 calibre handgun, a Boito 410 shotgun, SKS 762 rifle, 12 gauge “over-under” shotgun, 12 gauge single shot shotgun and an Enfield 303 rifle.

His lawyer Shash Nigam had argued Mr Mule was an “excellent candidate” for bail, given he was not a flight risk, had always previously complied with conditions and needed to work to support his pregnant partner and children while be awaited trial.



A shotgum allegedly found concealed inside the property. Picture: WA Police.

Mr Nigam told the court his client would enter pleas of not guilty and should be granted bail because it could be up to 18 months before the case went to trial. But Magistrate Deen Potter agreed with the police prosecutor that Mr Mule’s home which her shares with his partner and six-year-old child could be described as an “armoury”.

Mr Mule’s partner, who is believed to be seven months pregnant, is now likely to give birth to their child before he faces court again on July 6. Earlier, the court was told Mr Mule’s two-storey home was “almost like a compound” with security gates and CCTV cameras guarding it from the outside. Inside, the police prosecutor said the guns were found concealed behind false wall and in hidden compartments throughout the home.



A pistol seized by police.

The court was told guns were hidden in a wall in a bar area that was accessed through a removable wooden panel held in place with Velcro tabs. In another room used as a gym, two large mirrors covered access to a digital safe and metal box concealed between the brickwork which also contained guns.

A taser that looked like a mobile phone and knifes concealed as a credit card and belt bucket were also seized in the master bedroom while shotgun ammunition was found in the kitchen.

Gang Crime Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Annesley said police were now investigating if the gun, some of which allegedly had serial numbers filed off, were linked to recent shootings in Perth’s suburbs.



One of the guns allegedly found inside the house. Picture: WA Police.

“One would have to query why someone would possess that many unlicensed firearms if you had a legal purpose for them,” he said.
“The firearms will all be forensically examined for DNA and prints and from that point on we will make those established links.”

Mr Mule’s partner was supported in court by Lance Finnerty, the father of 23-year-old Mitch Finnerty who was gunned down and killed outside a Banksia Grove home last April alongside Mr Mule and his 24-year-old son Mark, who were both also shot in the attack.

Charges against Rebels nominee Brock Kevin Johnston were dropped during his first appearance in the Supreme Court in November after prosecutor Amanda Forrester said there was no reasonable prospect of a conviction. At the time Mr Finnerty said he believed “justice will be done” after the man charged over his son’s murder walked free from jail.

Outside of court yesterday, Mr Finnerty described himself as a long-time friend of Mr Mule and that he was confident the charges would be sorted out and Mr Mule would be present at the birth of his child.

Mr Mule is charged with five counts of aggravated possession of an unlicensed firearm, four counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm, possessing more than three unlicensed firearms, possessing a silencer, three counts of possessing unlicensed ammunition, two counts of possessing bulletproof clothing and three counts of possessing prohibited weapons.


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Gang-Related Robbery Arrests Made In Rock Springs

             


ROCK SPRINGS — According to a press release, three Rock Springs men were arrested Wednesday afternoon on a range of Robbery and Conspiracy charges stemming from an incident authorities say is motorcycle gang-related.

In a joint release issued by Rock Springs Police Department Chief Dwane Pacheco and Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, the suspects were identified as Cory W. Rutherford (40), charged with Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, and Intimidation in Furtherance of the Interests of a Criminal Street Gang, Matthew J. Wedgewood (40), charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Accessory to Robbery, and Intimidation in Furtherance of the Interests of a Criminal Street Gang, and Nicholas B. Hanson (34) who faces charges of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Accessory to Robbery, and Intimidation in Furtherance of the Interests of a Criminal Street Gang. The three were arrested after a multi-agency search warrant execution at four locations in Rock Springs.


Cory Rutherford.

Matthew James Wedgewood.


On Monday, April 10, at about 3:00 PM, officers of the Rock Springs Police Department were dispatched to the Saddle Lite Saloon on Elk Street regarding a fight in progress. When they arrived, the officers encountered Bradley Chrisman “bleeding from the head and had cuts and scratches on his arms.”

Chrisman told investigating RSPD officers that he’d been sitting at the bar at the Saddle Lite Saloon; further that “he is an enforcer for the Bad 7 bike gang and was wearing the gang patch while sitting at the bar.”

Chrisman said that a man identified as Cory Rutherford “began punching him in the face while stating ‘give me your cuts or I will kill you;’” further that he was punched “approximately 30 times in the head and kneed in the back and neck;’ that “he began to see stars from the punches and believed he was going to lose consciousness…,” believed “that if he didn’t release his cuts, that Rutherford would kill him,” and believed “the only reason Rutherford stopped punching him was because he released his cuts.”

Officials explained that “cuts” or “cut” is street slang for the leather or denim vest bearing a motorcycle gang member’s patch, which identifies the gang to which he belongs. A motorcycle gang member’s “cuts” are held in high regard; law enforcement officers who specialize in motorcycle gangs say that stealing a gang member’s “cuts” represents the ultimate disrespect.

Chrisman and witnesses at the Saddle Lite identified a pair of men accompanying and aiding Rutherford as Wedgewood and Hanson. Witnesses also told investigating officers that the three men belong to the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club.

Chrisman and witnesses said the three left the bar with Chrisman’s “cuts,” which, Chrisman said, contained the key fob to his motorcycle and a .38 Special snub-nosed black chrome revolver. Chrisman later received treatment for his injuries at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

During the course of the investigation, Rock Springs officers reviewed video footage from security cameras at the Saddle Lite and noted the following:

Rutherford, Wedgewood, and Hanson approach the entrance of the bar together. “The three men can be seen performing a brief warm up or stretch just before entering the bar together,” as described in court documents.
“Upon entering the bar, Rutherford who has a large flashlight and large knife hanging from his belt, immediately walks up to Chrisman and grabs him by the back shoulders with his hands and throws Chrisman from his bar stool to the ground. Rutherford is then seen punching, kneeing, and slamming Chrisman on the ground.”
“As Rutherford pulls the cuts away from Chrisman, the three men walk toward the exit together with Rutherford holding the cuts in his hands.”

Witnesses told investigators that other bar patrons attempted to aid Chrisman, which can be seen in the video footage, and reported that the three men left the area in a Red Dodge pickup.

Also arrested during the course of the investigation on Wednesday was Kathleen Goich (35) for misdemeanor-level Possession of Marijuana. Rutherford, Wedgewood, and Hanson were arrested without incident at various locations in Rock Springs including Connecticut Avenue, Hancock Street, Walnut Street, and 5th Street. They remain in custody at the Sweetwater County Detention Center pending an initial appearance in Circuit Court, as the investigation continues.
These arrests were a combined effort of tactical teams from the Rock Springs Police Department, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Green River Police Department, and Wyoming Highway Patrol.



April 12, 2017

Gang member molested child as part of initiation

New documents obtained by 11Alive detail the arrest of a man police said is a known affiliate of a gang and allegedly molested a child as part of an initiation. According to six warrants, Antonio Lamar Banks, 25, is accused of kidnapping, aggravated child molestation and criminal gang activity for incidents inside a Lithonia home back in the spring and summer of 2016.

According to the documents, Banks burned a male juvenile repeatedly with a lit cigarette and forced him into a sexual act as part of a gang initiation. DeKalb County Police told 11Alive's Duffie Dixon that Banks is "associated, in fact, with the gang Gangster Disciples."

Federal authorities have listed the Gangster Disciples as a major nationwide gang with ties in Atlanta. Just last year, agents arrested more than 50 people they believed to be members of the gang, accusing them of multiple murders, robbery, carjackings and trafficking drugs.

A former DeKalb County Police officer, Vancito Gumbs, is even accused of being a hitman for the gang.


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As for this latest warrant alleging child molestation as a gang initiation DeKalb County, police said it is an ongoing investigation.


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