Tue
21
May
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'Serious consequences': Warning after sale of Kiwi gang merchandise knock-offs

Despite a crackdown on Kiwi gang merchandise, eBay is currently selling Mongrel Mob and Bandidos MC knock-offs.

Kiwis have previously been warned not to buy knock-off clothing over safety concerns.

But American-based eBay is selling ready-made knock-off Mob T-shirts for as little as $23 in both black and red.

The words "Mighty Mongrel Mob Aotearoa" have been printed on the shirts along with the gang's emblem.

 

The seller, from Indonesia, has been advertising the knock-off items since December 18, along with a variety of other knock-off t-shirts.

The Mob knock-offs are available for just $23. Photo / eBay

The Mob knock-offs are available for just $23. Photo / eBay

Sat
18
May
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Cops eye Hells Angels' party

A raid on the their clubhouse earlier this week didn't appear to slow down festivities at an annual Hells Angels BBQ event in Kelowna Saturday.

Dozens of motorcycles were parked outside the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse in the city's North End Saturday, and riders showed up throughout the afternoon.

Many sported the Hells Angels “death head” logo on their jackets, while others appeared to be affiliated with various support clubs.

Photo: Nicholas Johansen
Motorcycles lined the street outside the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse Saturday.
 

Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, media relations officer with B.C.'s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, said the gathering was the annual K-Town BBQ Cook Off, hosted by the Kelowna chapter of the Hells Angels for the past eight years.

Fri
17
May
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Mongols motorcycle club ordered to pay $500,000 fine in racketeering case

Legal battle centers on the governments first-of-its kind effort to get control of the outlaw organizations prized patch.

A federal judge on Friday ordered the notorious Mongols motorcycle club to pay a $500,000 fine as part of a first-of-its-kind court case centered on the government’s unsuccessful efforts so far to seize control of the prized patches that adorn the vests worn by members of the outlaw organization.

The fine, as well as an order by U.S. District Judge David O. Carter that the Mongols’ organization be placed on five years of supervised probation, brings to a close the latest chapter in a decade-plus court battle between federal prosecutors and the motorcycle club.

Fri
17
May
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Hell's Angel murderer Dean Taylor dies in East Yorkshire prison

Prison officers at HMP Full Sutton described Taylor, 56, as a 'model prisoner'

A former motorcycle gang member who was convicted of murdering a Hell’s Angel has died in an East Yorkshire prison.

Dean Taylor, 56, was one of seven members of the notorious Outlaws motorcycle club sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 35-year-old Gerry Tobin.

The Coventry-born man was part of the Outlaws' South Warwickshire chapter when he helped conduct the "cold-blooded"murder of Hell’s Angel member Mr Tobin in August 2007.

Mr Tobin had been riding his Harley Davidson on the M40 after leaving the Hell’s Angel Bulldog Bash festival in Warwickshire when two shots were fired towards him, the Coventry Telegraph reported at the time.

Thu
16
May
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Prospect of outlaw motorcycle gang arrested in relation to an assault in Kelowna

A known prospect of an outlaw motorcycle gang with ties to Kelowna was taken into police custody Wednesday afternoon and has now been formally charged with aggravated assault.

At about 9:30 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP Street Enforcement Unit (SEU) supported by the Kelowna combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) and the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a search warrant on the Kelowna Hell’s Angel’s clubhouse.

“The warrant was related to an ongoing police investigation into an alleged serious assault carried out on May 6 at an establishment located in the 300-block of Bernard Avenue,” states RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP. “Investigations into crimes that have connections to gangs or organized crime are extremely complex and can take a significant amount of resources. We are fortunate in this province to have a number of integrated and specialized units ready to assist.”

Tue
14
May
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North Providence Hell’s Angels member pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

A member of the Hell’s Angels Rhode Island chapter is facing between five and 40 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges of trafficking methamphetamine and cocaine and being a felon in possession of a gun, according to authorities.

Douglas Leedham, a 54-year-old “full patch” member of the motorcycle club from the town of North Providence, was arrested in February after investigators searched his home, which yielded just under 40 grams of methamphetamine, 19 grams of cocaine, two guns, a 12 gauge shotgun, two body armor vests, 35 knives, four hatchets, a handful of batons, a set of brass knuckles, more than $6,4000 in cash, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island.

 

Officials also found “assorted items used in the packaging and distribution of drugs,” the statement said.

Tue
14
May
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35 arrested, 118 citations issued during three-day motorcycle gang operation

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - El Paso police arrested 35 people and issued 118 citations during the department's three-day outlaw motorcycle gang operation.

According to a news release, the department's Gang Unit, Texas Anti-Gang Center, and SWAT units participated in the operation from May 2 through May 5.

Police say the enforcement measures were conducted due to the large number of outlaw motorcycle gang members visiting El Paso during that time frame.

Officials did not specify the specific offenses behind the arrests and citations.

The identities of the suspects arrested have not yet been released.

Tue
14
May
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Hells Angels in trademark fight with online store

The Hells Angels are fighting to restrict what a T-shirt website can sell after being awarded nominal damages following a years-long legal battle over copyright and trademark infringement.

Lawyers for the Australian arm of the bikie organisation and website Redbubble, which sells "user-submitted artwork" on items like T-shirts and coffee mugs, appeared in the Federal Court in Brisbane on Monday.

 

The judge is considering submissions in the long-running legal dispute between the Hells Angles and Redbubble.

The judge is considering submissions in the long-running legal dispute between the Hells Angles and Redbubble.Credit:Paul Rovere

Tue
14
May
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Drugs, cash, firearms seized during Rebels raids in Rockingham and Bunbury

Police have seized a large amount of drugs, cash and firearms in a series of raids on properties linked to the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

The blitz saw more than 400 charges being laid against 78 members, nominees and associates of the bikie gang.

The charges include aggravated armed robbery, threatening to kill, extortion and drug offences.

The haul included methamphetamine and cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $4 million, illegal firearms and nearly half a million dollars in cash.

 
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Police have seized a large amount of drugs, cash and firearms in a series of raids on properties linked to the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

 

The WA Police Force Gang Crime Squad took part in a 'day of action' across Australia and New Zealand last Wednesday, which saw raids on Rebels properties in Rockingham and Bunbury.

Thu
09
May
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Bandidos member from San Antonio admits threatening informant at HEB

A member of the Bandidos pleaded guilty Thursday to retaliating against an informant after he threatened to kill a witness who helped the feds convict the motorcycle club’s top two leaders.

Albert DeLeon, 45, made the threat on Feb. 22 against the witness, whose name hasn’t been released, at a local HEB store.

“He was a personal friend of the witness and felt horribly betrayed, and let off some steam when he confronted him at the grocery store,” DeLeon’s lawyer, Jesse Rivera, said in an interview.

Several informants — most of them former members of the club from San Antonio who got reduced sentences for their crimes — testified last year at the three-month trial of then-national president Jeffrey Fay Pike of Conroe and ex-national vice president John Xavier Portillo of San Antonio.

Related: Bandidos boss put away for life

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