Wed
27
Sep

4th Bandido gang member admits to role in killing Hell’s Angels rival

A fourth member of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the killing of an Austin man who tried to start a chapter of rival group, Hell’s Angels.

Norberto “Hammer” Serna, Jr., 35, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting by using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to the shooting death of Anthony Benesh at a hearing in San Antonio’s federal court.

Three other Bandidos have also pleaded guilty to similar federal charges.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Wed
27
Sep

Former Canberra bikie boss sues for defamation over A Current Affair story

A former Canberra bikie boss is suing the Nine Network over a story about a father who joined the outlaw motorcycle club to "protect his daughter".Documents, filed in the ACT Supreme Court by Canberra law firm Aulich Civil Law, allege the television network's A Current Affair program, and reporter Steven Marshall, maliciously sensationalised the story to make Ali Bilal appear a danger to life.

Mr Bilal was the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Club ACT president when he began to date Chloe Pattman, the daughter of Canberra father Stephen Pattman, in 2011.In response, Mr Pattman joined the gang, where he climbed the ranks and became the president of a NSW chapter.

He handed in his colours in 2014 and is currently before the ACT Supreme Court for sentence after shooting at ex-clubmates in 2015.

Wed
27
Sep

Prosecutor wants to ban Satudarah in Netherlands

The Public Prosecutor is soon going to court to try and ban outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah from the Netherlands, the prosecutor's national office confirmed to AD.This follows the

Satudarah global leader Angelo M. and his brother Xanterra M. were arrested in Tilburg. A club member from Maastricht was also arrested. They are in restricted custody, which means they're only allowed contact with their lawyers. According to AD, the police are also hunting a fourth Satudarah member - Michel B. who is active in Enschede. 

The arrested Satudarah members are suspected of participating in a criminal organization that is involved in extortion, arms possession and drug trafficking, according to the Prosecutor. 

Wed
27
Sep

Hells Angels suing T-shirt website over logo: Logo designer paid $2.50

THE mysterious artist who designed the iconic logo for the world’s most notorious outlaw motorcycle gang was paid just $2.50 for his work, a court has heard.

During a bitter legal battle over the copyright of the Hells Angels logo in Australia, the Federal Court was told that the late American artist Robert Kestner, who worked under the pseudonym “Sundown” created the design for the club’s membership cards in 1954.

Barrister Robert Cobden SC, who is defending the hipster T-shirt website Redbubble, told the court that the minutes of a meeting of the “Frisco” chapter in 1954 revealed the fee for the design in September 1954.

Tue
26
Sep

Third member of Bandidos pleads to homicide charges from 2006

SAN ANTONIO - A man faces life in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge in connection with the murder of Hells Angel Anthony Benesh, which took place in 2006, the Department of Justice said Monday.
 
Jesse James Benavidez, sergeant at arms with the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization, San Antonio Centro Chapter, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime -- specifically, murder in aid of racketeering, officials said in a news release.
 
Benavidez is the third member of the group to plead guilty.

Mon
25
Sep

Two very different events brought hundreds of bikers to Kelowna on the weekend

KELOWNA – Hundreds of bikers were on the streets of Kelowna this past weekend for two very different kinds of events.

The Salvation Army held their annual Motorcycle Toy Run Sunday, with 127 volunteers riding in formation from Kelowna to Lake Country and back. This is the 32nd year the Salvation Army has brought the ride to Kelowna.

Bikers from across the province were also in Kelowna last weekend for the Hells Angels annual Poker Run.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey confirmed out-of-town bikers, many showing the colours of outlaw biker gangs, were in Kelowna for an annual competition where players collect a card at several checkpoints. Prizes are awarded to players with the best poker hands at the end of the event.

Sun
24
Sep

Police swarm Head Hunters clubrooms in Ellerslie

Police swarmed the Head Hunters Motorcycle Club clubrooms in Ellerslie this morning after restraining a senior gang member's property worth $6 million.

Police said they had executed search warrants at various locations in Auckland with the support of other government agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office, Customs, the Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue.

The execution of the warrants followed an investigation into alleged accumulation of criminally derived wealth by a senior member of the Head Hunters gang, police said.

This investigation is known as Operation Coin, and has used the powers under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act to target those deriving income from criminal activity.

Police were last week granted restraining orders from the High Court in relation to various properties worth $6 million controlled by the senior Head Hunters member, a 62-year-old beneficiary.

Fri
22
Sep

BREAKING: 2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 Austin killing, feds say

Two leaders of the Bandidos motorcycle club pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the killing of Anthony Benesh III outside an Austin restaurant in 2006. 

Johnny Romo, 47, and Robert Romo, 45, both of San Antonio, pleaded guilty to two charges related to murder, racketeering and using a firearm in relation to a violent crime, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Fri
22
Sep

Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Gang Attacks Man At Hidden Valley Restaurant

(Hidden Valley, Ind.) – A motorcycle gang is being investigated for a brutal attack on a patron at a local family restaurant.

Willie’s Sports Café on Schmarr Drive in Hidden Valley was full of customers – some of them children – Thursday evening when the attack took place just before 8:00 p.m.

Officers and deputies from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Hidden Valley Rangers, Greendale Police Department and Indiana State Police responded to a report of a fight involving several subjects from the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club. The outlaw biker gang is notorious for violence and drug dealing.

According to Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens, the responding officers located the 45-year-old male beating victim outside the restaurant near it’s volleyball court. He was bleeding from a laceration over his eye.

“Witnesses stated that several men attacked the victim and then left the scene prior to officers’ arrival,” said Deddens.

Fri
22
Sep

Two Hells Angels Acquitted of Beating and Robbery Charges

(video)--ROCKFORD - Two Hells Angels were found Not Guilty of charges related to a fight in 2013, at the Rockford Hells Angels clubhouse. The fight sent one man to the hospital. Jurors took just a little over an hour to reach their verdict. 

Thomasz Lech and Jose Vielma Junior were found Not Guilty of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery charges. The 2013 beating and robbery left the victim with stab wounds. The duo's defense attorney argued successfully that the prosecutions case was largely circumstantial and eyewitness testimony implicating the two men was unreliable.

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