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Former federal agent testifies about his years undercover with the Mongols Motorcycle Club

A veteran federal agent who spent years undercover after infiltrating the notorious Mongols Motorcycle Club offered his first-hand account Thursday of a secretive culture of violence and intimidation during testimony in an ongoing federal racketeering trial.

The three years that Darrin Kozlowski and three other U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Officers spent embedded in the outlaw motorcycle club already has led to guilty pleas from 77 members of the Mongols. Now, the since-retired special agents’ efforts are at the center of the government’s attempts to seize legal control over the Mongols’ trademark name, a move that would bar the bikers from wearing the patches that now adorn their vests.

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Notorious Mongols Motorcycle Club fighting U.S. government to keep its vest patch

A federal racketeering trial against the notorious Mongols Motorcycle Club began Wednesday in a Santa Ana courthouse, with prosecutors accusing the Southern California-based organization of supporting drug trafficking and encouraging vicious assaults and even murder.

Unlike past racketeering trials that targeted named members of the outlaw motorcycle gang, the current trial specifically targets the Mongol Nation, as prosecutors seek to gain legal control over the organization’s trademark name, which adorns some of the patches members wear on their vests.

If successful, federal prosecutors have previously indicated, the move would allow law enforcement to stop Mongol members and literally take the jacket off of their backs anywhere in the United States.

It’s an apparent attempt to destroy the Mongols club, or at least greatly weaken it.

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New Brunswick judge rules ex-outlaw biker must serve time in maximum security for murder

MONCTON, N.B.—A “charismatic” former outlaw biker serving a life sentence for a brutal Toronto-area murder has lost a bid to get out of the highest-security prison on the East Coast.

A New Brunswick judge has ruled that Randolph Brown — once connected to the infamous Bandidos biker gang — will keep his new “maximum security” status and be housed at the Atlantic Institution near Renous, N.B.

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Shots fired outside Shots bar in downtown Orlando

1 taken into custody

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man who had been involved in an altercation fired a gun into the air outside a downtown bar early Monday morning, according to the Orlando Police Department.

No one was injured in the shooting, which was reported around 1:30 a.m. at Shots near Pine Street and Magnolia Avenue.

The incident began when Jason Simmons, 33, got into an altercation with another man outside the bar. That man said he tried to end the altercation after Simmons said, "I have a gun, I can get it right now," according to the report.

After that altercation, Simmons tried to go inside Shots but the security guard denied him entry because he had witnessed the altercation, the affidavit said. Simmons got angry and tried to fight the security guard and walked away. He returned a short time later with a gun, according to the report.

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Toronto member of Hells Angels arrested in Niagara Falls for assault: police

Police say the 24-year-old is a member of the club's Toronto West chapter

A member of the Hells Angels was arrested Sunday, police say, after officers were called to the area of the biker gang's Niagara Falls clubhouse for reports of a suspicious person.

Investigators took the 24-year-old into custody before bringing him to hospital because they suspected he was under the influence. Officers also seized a quantity of suspected oxycodone.

Police say the man is a member of the club's Toronto West chapter.

He's charged with mischief under $5,000, possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking and assault.

 

A 24-year-old member of the Hells Angles Toronto West chapter was arrested in Niagara Falls Sunday. (CBC)

 

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Man arrested by WEM security over Hells Angels T-shirt wins hearing with law enforcement review board

A man arrested by security guards at West Edmonton Mall for refusing to remove a Hells Angels support T-shirt has won a hearing with the province’s law enforcement review board.

Paul Sussman claims Edmonton police officers who responded to his 2016 arrest did not take his complaint about the security guards’ conduct seriously, and that he was given the runaround when he later attempted to file a formal complaint.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board (LERB) dismissed the police service’s attempt to have the complaint thrown out as frivolous and vexatious, and took the rare step of awarding Sussman $750 in costs before the matter goes to a full hearing.

The shirt Paul Sussman was wearing when he was detained and escorted out of West Edmonton Mall.

Fri
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Outlaw motorcycle club boss charged with first degree murder on Vancouver Island

CAMPBELL RIVER, Canada — The head of an outlaw motorcycle club based on Vancouver Island has been charged with first degree murder in the 2016 death of a mixed martial arts fighter, in what investigators are calling a “significant” arrest.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia, which investigates gang-related crime in the province, says Richard (Ricky) Ernest Alexander is in custody pending further court proceedings related to the death of John Dillon Brown.

Brown was found dead inside his car about 75 kilometres from Campbell River on March 12, 2016, and his death was deemed a “targeted” homicide.

Police say Alexander is well known as the president of the Devils Army Motorcycle Club based in Campbell River.

They describe the Devils Army as a “one per cent” outlaw motorcycle club formed in Campbell River in 2009.

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Local motorcycle club president sentenced to 12 years for aggravated assault

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - A Midland jury convicted a president of a local motorcycle gang to 12 years in jail for the aggravated assault of his wife.

The jury convicted Juan Manuel Aguilar, Jr. on October 24 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the trial, on August 4, 2017 Aguilar pointed a gun near his wife’s face. However she moved her arms and knocked the gun out of the way, meaning when he pulled the trigger the bullet was discharged into the ceiling.

She then fled to the front desk of the hotel they were staying in and got an employee to dial 911.

Aguilar was at the time the president of the regional chapter of the Kinfolk Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

He was found guilty following two hours of deliberation and sentenced to 12 years in jail with a $5,000 fine.

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District attorney waits on critical information from police about undercover bar brawl

(video) --- PITTSBURGH - The Allegheny County District Attorney told Channel 11 he is waiting on critical information from Pittsburgh police about a bar brawl involving undercover officers and members of the Pagan Motorcycle Group.

"That's why I got cameras up and down Carson Street because I don't want to go through this nonsense," said Stephen Zappala, Allegheny County district attorney.

A lot of questions remain over what led to the fight inside Kopy's, and the role of the undercover police officers seen on the video.

“I don't know what kind of games these guys are playing, but this is serious stuff," Zappala said. "That's one of the reasons I'm talking with the U.S. attorney.”

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No Surrender founder gets six years in prison

The court in Breda sentenced , founder of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender, to six years in prison on Thursday. He was found guilty of extortion, assaulting and threatening two car dealers, and laundering 1.3 million euros, NOS reports.

The court was appalled by the violent crimes Otto was charged with. "He forced his victims with brute force to give him large amounts of money and vehicles. One of the victims was beaten with a cane, locked in a cage and threatened with the rape of his wife by members of the defendant's motorcycle club", the court said. "Another victim sustained permanent injury in an assault and was told that the ears of his children would be cut off." 

The court concluded that there was an "atmosphere of fear" around Otto. A large proportion of called witnesses did not dare to testify against him. 

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