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Jury Decides to Strip Mongols Biker Gang of Trademark Logo

Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said.

The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana jury previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol warrior on a chopper, guilty of racketeering and conspiracy.

The verdict caps an unusual decade-long quest by prosecutors to dismantle the gang responsible for drug dealing and murder by seizing control of the trademark they said was core to the gang's identity.

Gang members were "empowered by these symbols that they wear like armor," Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Welk argued.

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Man accused in Saanich MMA fighter’s killing told to cover tattoos

63-year-old charged in Saanich man’s death released on several bail conditions

A man accused of the first-degree murder of a Saanich mixed-martial arts fighter must cover up his Hells Angels and Devils Army tattoos while he’s out on bail.

That’s just one of several conditions imposed by Justice Kate Ker, who released Richard Ernest Alexander on $600,000 bail Thursday pending his trial.

Alexander, president of the Devils Army Motorcycle Club, is accused of killing 30-year-old John Dillon Brown of Saanich in March 2016.

The 63-year-old’s bail conditions forbid him from owning, wearing or displaying clothing or jewelry with Hells Angels and Devils Army logos and insignias. He was required to surrender those items to the RCMP within 72 hours of his release from custody.

Alexander must surrender all his travel documents to the RCMP.

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An Outlaws motorcycle club leader’s assassination adds to Tampa Bay’s bloody biker gang history

(videos) ---Murder, extortion, and throwing members off balconies are just some of the activities from the gang’s history.
 

Court documents that were recently made public revealed shocking facts about the 2017 assassination of Pasco Outlaws motorcycle club leader Paul Anderson, who was shot by rival gang members on motorcycles in rush hour traffic. The execution-style killing put law enforcement on high alert that a motorcycle gang war was brewing. It also led to numerous arrests. Some of the cases are inching toward trial.

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Attorney: Government taking control of Mongols motorcycle club patches would be ‘death penalty’ for the group

Jurors, who have already determined the outlaw motorcycle club engaged in illegal activity, now tasked with deciding fate of the organizations trademark

Allowing the government to take control of the notorious Mongols motorcycle club’s prized patches would be a “death sentence” for the organization, an attorney for the outlaw club argued on Tuesday.

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Police seize $15K in cocaine, arrest ‘known Hell’s Angel member’ during weekend raids in London

One person remains on the lam, yet two people were arrested and a slew of items was seized — including drugs and three Hell’s Angels vests — during police raids in London over the weekend.

Police are still looking for a 27-year-old woman, but made the two arrests and seized the drugs during raids on Saturday morning in London.

Provincial police executed the search warrants with the help of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, the Biker Enforcement Unit, London police’s Guns and Drugs Section, and the RCMP.

READ MORE: 10 charged in Alberta cocaine distribution network linked to ‘outlaw bikers’

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Fired Euclid cop pleads guilty to pulling gun during bar brawl with Hell’s Angels

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — A judge is expected to sentence a fired Euclid police officer Thursday after he pleaded guilty to pulling a gun on suspected member of the Hell’s Angels biker gang during a bar brawl.

Todd Gauntner, a 32-year-old who was fired after the Aug. 24 fight, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 in Willoughby Municipal Court to using weapons while intoxicated, a first-degree misdemeanor. He could be sentenced anywhere from a fine to 180 days in jail.

Willoughby Municipal Court Judge Marisa Cornachio ordered that Gauntner is not allowed to own a gun and set his sentencing hearing for Thursday.

Gauntner started an argument with two suspected members of the biker gang — Dustin Wolf, 28, and Brandley Peterson, 40— at Frank and Tony’s Place bar on 2nd Street in Willoughby, according to police reports.

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Supervision order imposes tough conditions on just-released ex-outlaw Troy Mercanti

Notorious former bikie Troy Mercanti has been slapped with a series of strict conditions as part of his release from prison, including being banned from drinking alcohol and associating with anyone with outlaw motorcycle links.

The 51-year-old, who was released into the community last week after nearly seven years behind bars, faces another three years in jail if he is caught breaching any of the 10 conditions imposed on him by the Prisoners Review Board.

The board’s Post Sentence Supervision Order, which is in place for two years, includes not having any contact with his former partner Tammy Kingdon.

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Former Hells Angels member pleads guilty to assault of 2 rivals in Worcester

WORCESTER - A former member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has been placed on probation with a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to charges of assaulting two rival motorcycle gang members in 2016 outside a Chandler Street pub.

Michael J. Blair, 39, of 1039 Main St. pleaded guilty Monday in Worcester Superior Court to charges of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (blunt object) causing serious bodily injury and unarmed robbery in connection with what police and prosecutors said was an attack upon two men on the night of May 8, 2016, outside Suney’s Pub at 216 Chandler St.

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Toys from the ‘rebels’

Christmas has passed but the season of giving certainly doesn’t end in December. Khmer Times’ Peter Olszewski writes about Rebels Motorcycle Club’s planned charity, Cambodia Toy Run, in Siem Reap, where underprivileged children on the outskirts of the city will receive gifts from old and new members of the riding club.

The Rebels Motorcycle Club will hold its annual Cambodia Toy Run for charity in Siem Reap this year for the first time, after a five-year history of the run in Sihanoukville.

Rebels Motorcycle Club spokesman Chris Tallis says holding the run in Siem Reap is a good way of introducing the club to the tourist-favourite town after the Rebel’s breakaway from Sihanoukville.

“Some of us went to Kampot and some came here,” he said. “We plan to officially open in Siem Reap in February (and) this is the first run in Siem Reap.

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More than 3,700 pounds of food were collected by the local motorcycle club

The North County Chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club helped to collect more than 3,700 pounds of food for the Marysville Community Food Bank this December.

The club’s food drive was held on Dec. 15 in Marysville at the Lucky 13 Saloon and helped to bring in a total of around 3,760 pounds of food in addition to $1,461 raised from items auctioned at their event.

This was the first time that the local club has decided to put on a holiday food drive and Bandido Milkman Josh Leathers, a member of the club and one of the main organizers of the event, was happy with how it went.

“Overall I believe that the food drive was a success,” he said.

The club had decided they wanted to help locals this holiday season and decided to try a food drive.

“We wanted to give back to the community so we chose to give to the local food bank,” said Leathers.

“They do a lot of good work for the less fortunate in the community,” he said.

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