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Bandido member from San Antonio gets 30 months in prison for threatening witness

(pics) --- A member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club was sentenced Thursday to 2½ years in prison followed by three years of federal supervision for retaliating against an informant who helped send the biker club’s top national leaders to prison.

Albert DeLeon, 45, pleaded guilty in May, admitting he threatened to kill a former member of the outlaw biker club, who was one of several government witnesses that helped the feds in their investigation of several high-ranking members, including Bandidos’ then-national president, Jeffrey Fay Pike of Conroe, and ex-national vice president John Xavier Portillo of San Antonio.

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Raising Hell, Raised by Hells Angels

In 1968, I was 6 years old. My family was holed up in a derelict shack on Stierlin Road in Mountain View, California, out by the city dump. The place was so small that my younger sister and I bunked on the back porch.

Our neighborhood was made up of sprawling family farms interspersed with clusters of World War I-era homes. There was a bar with six stools, a corner store and a handful of weathered Victorian mansions. It’s all gone now. Our little enclave was bulldozed to make a parking lot for Shoreline Amphitheatre, and the rest was swallowed up by the ravenous Googleplex. Amazingly, the impressive palm tree in our front yard is still standing.

Wed
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Modesto Hells Angels indicted in drug-trafficking case, says prosecutors- Here’s the details

A federal grand jury on Thursday charged three members of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club on various drug trafficking and distribution charges, giving yet another blow to the club after an inquiry earlier this year led to the club’s president being arrested.

The announcement was made in a Friday afternoon press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

Michael Shafer, 31-year-old second in command, Patrick Gonzales, the club’s 31-year-old secretary, and Hells Angels member Ricky Blackwell are accused in four separate charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed.

 

Modesto Hells Angels indicted in drug-trafficking case, says prosecutors- Here's the details

Tue
24
Sep
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Sheriff: Motorcycle gang out of Texas responsible for theft of ATMs, $150,000

(video an pics) --- LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Two brazen attempts to steal ATMs from Westlake banks are the work of a Texas motorcycle gang, authorities said.

Five people have been arrested and two are wanted, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said at a news conference Tuesday morning.

A total of $150,000 was taken from the ATMs.

Mancuso said the suspects are members of the B*EAST (Brothers East) motorcycle gang.

Tue
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Canadian outlaw motorcycle gang Rock Machine expanding into Australia

Recent arrests in South Australia confirm the Rock Machine outlaw motorcycle gang, an import from Canada, has expanded into Australia.

Among those arrested by SA police in the past few weeks have been men alleged to be the gang’s local president and secretary.

In the video above: Stash of guns, drugs, cash and weapons seized in Perth bikie gang raids

The alleged president, 41-year-old Alexander Illich, has been charged with drug and firearms offences. He denies the charges.

Alexander Illich (centre) pictured with members of the Rock Machine gang in Adelaide.

Alexander Illich (centre) pictured with members of the Rock Machine gang in Adelaide.Image: Facebook

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N.S. RCMP say they'll be monitoring outlaw biker gathering in Annapolis Valley

HALIFAX -- RCMP say they will be on hand for what's expected to be a large gathering of outlaw biker gangs in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley on Saturday.

The Mounties tweeted Friday to advise motorists they will be conducting road safety checkpoints in the Wilmot, N.S., area.

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke, a spokeswoman for the force, said the biker gathering is being hosted by the Darksiders club which has a chapter in the area.

"We don't believe there's any risk to public safety, but we do feel we should warn the public that we will be in the area doing increased traffic enforcement," said Clarke.

Clarke couldn't say how many bikers would be attending the event but added police believe members of the Hells Angels, Bacchus, and the Red Devils -- a Hells Angels affiliate group -- would be in attendance. She wouldn't say what police know about the meeting.

Fri
20
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Modesto Hells Angels VP, Secretary Indicted on Drug Charges

The federal government’s investigation into the activities of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club yielded new indictments Thursday in Fresno.

Chapter vice president Michael Shafer, 31, of Modesto, was charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana, conspiring to distribute heroin, distribution of marijuana, and two counts of use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

Chapter secretary Patrick Gonzales, 31, of Modesto, was charged with being a felon in possession of firearm and ammunition.

Hells Angels member Ricky Blackwell was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and possession of a firearm after suffering a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction.

U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced the indictments in a news release.

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Suspected motorcycle club members sought in man's fatal beating

DAVIE, Fla. - Davie Police Department detectives are still searching for the suspected motorcycle club members responsible for a brutal beating that resulted in a 57-year-old man's death last year.  

Detectives released surveillance video Friday showing several possible witnesses and a group of motorcyclists leaving the parking lot after the beating. Detectives suspect they were Outlaw Motorcycle Club members. 

Michael Kline was beaten July 4, 2018, outside of the Road Dawgs Saloon at 13010 W. State Road 84. According to Lt. Mark Leone, they left Kline bleeding on the ground.

Davie Fire Rescue took Kline to Broward General Hospital. Officers said Kline suffered a fractured skull, a fractured orbital bone and a subdural hematoma. Kline died as a result of his injuries Nov. 14, 2018.  

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Prosecutors say key witness in motorcycle gang trial lied

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to throw out the testimony of a key witness in a federal racketeering trial stemming from a 2011 shootout killing a Hells Angels leader in a Nevada casino.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that Gary "Jabbers" Rudnick lied after spending more than three days telling jurors that members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club had plotted to kill a rival biker in Sparks.

Officials say the eight men standing trial represent the first group of 21 defendants that prosecutors say were involved in crimes in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Nevada.

Prosecutors say there are doubts as to whether the witness will be truthful.

Defense attorneys for the men have asked to have the murder and racketeering charges thrown out.

Fri
20
Sep
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Charges dropped against 4 Outlaws members in 2017 killing

David R. “Gutter” Donovan, 40, of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, was shot multiple times in a confrontation with the Outlaws at a Circle K convenience store in Leesburg.

TAVARES — Prosecutors have dropped charges against four Outlaws motorcycle gang members who were scheduled to stand trial Monday in the murder of a rival club member during the 2017 Leesburg Bikefest.

“The credibility of the witnesses to these events is lacking such that the case cannot be proven beyond and to the exclusion of every possible doubt,” Assistant State Attorney Emily Curington said in a memo on Thursday.

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