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Victorian Hells Angel admits shooting men

A Hells Angels bikie has admitted shooting two brothers - one in the stomach, the other in the buttocks - at their friend's 30th birthday party in Melbourne.

Vince Tominiko was due to face a committal hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday but instead pleaded guilty to shooting Foisa and Tremaine Pasi on November 19 at the Hampton Park Tavern.

According to court documents, Tominiko did not know the two men he shot but all three had attended a mutual friend's birthday party that Saturday night.

Police say the father of two drove to the party in his wife's BMW although he was disqualified from doing so.

The gathering, which was mainly attended by church group friends, finished about midnight but a number of males got into a fight as they left the pub.

Tue
01
May
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Ex-bikie burnt and stabbed in hotel: cops

A former Finks bikie was beaten, burnt, stabbed and sexually assaulted in a Sydney hotel in an ordeal lasting 12 hours, NSW Police allege.

Four bikies were arrested during dawn raids in neighbouring suburbs on Tuesday more than four months after police were called to a mysteriously blood-splattered room at the Vineyard Hotel in the city's northwest.

Cleaners called police on December 18 after making the grisly discovery and a subsequent investigation led detectives to arrest the men - aged 22, 24, 27 and 35 - who are now being questioned.

A 30-year-old woman, described by police as an associate of the gang, was also arrested.

Detective Superintendent Deb Wallace says the victim's injuries included a loss of hearing in one ear from being repeatedly beaten at times with a "wooden instrument".

He was allegedly stabbed in the knee and had boiling water poured over his upper body to remove his club tattoo.

Mon
30
Apr
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Special prosecutors move to dismiss high-profile Twin Peaks case

Matthew Clendennen may finally walk away from the courtroom.
 

The special prosecutors in the Twin Peaks trial against former Scimitars Motorcycle Club member Matthew Clendennen have filed a motion to dismiss his case.

Clendennen's name became synonymous with the Twin Peaks trials because his attorney was one of the most vocal individuals criticizing the McLennan County District Attorney's Office's handling of the 2015 Twin Peaks shooting, which resulted in the arrests of 177 people.

"Now, almost three years later, after the filing of numerous speedy trial demands and countless motions in the trial court, the recusal of the trial judge, the recusal of the district attorney, and three trips to the Court of Appeals, the saga is over for Matt Clendennen," his lawyer Clint Broden wrote in an email.

Sun
29
Apr
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'You dogs will never get me': Former Hells Angel Insta-famous bikie taunts police for raiding his Gold Coast home days after brandishing a 'pistol' and posting the footage online

  • Former Hells Angel Ben 'notorious' Geppert uploaded Instagram video last week
  • The video appeared to show him holding a black pistol marked 'US Army Model'
  • Police raided his Gold Coast home Sunday with a warrant to find a black revolver
  • Geppert taunted police 'thanks for coming' after they only found a fake gun 
 

A bikie enforcer turned Instagram star has taunted police who raided his home after he brandished what appeared to be a gun in a brazen social media post. 

Ben 'notorious' Geppert last week uploaded a video to Instagram which appeared to show him holding a black gun marked 'self loading pistol US Army Model'.

Fri
27
Apr
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Defense lawyer says most Twin Peaks cases could be dismissed

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Houston-area lawyer who appeared on a speedy trial motion in 19th District Court on Friday said an Assistant prosecutor told him she would recommend dropping about 90 of the remaining Twin Peaks cases.

Paul Looney, who represents former Cossack motorcycle club member Phillip White of Eddy, said Assistant District Attorney Amanda Dillion said during the hearings on Friday that she would gather a list of some 90 of the remaining 130-or-so cases still open in the Twin Peaks issue and recommend to District Attorney Abel Reyna that they be dismissed.

That would leave 25 to 35 cases still to be dealt with.

Looney appeared on the speedy trial motion and during a series of hearings before 19th District Judge Ralph Strother Friday afternoon he was given the first trial setting among those discussed.

“We anticipate asking for the earliest trial date possible – perhaps as early as July,” Looney said.

Fri
27
Apr
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Supreme Court enforces strict new curfew for feuding Finks and Nomads bikie gangs following series of tit-for-tat attacks in violent turf war

  • The Supreme court has implemented strict conditions on two bikie gangs
  • The Finks and Nomads have been feuding in the hunter region since 2016 
  • Gang members won't be able to travel in cars after 9pm or talk to each other 
  • The conflict has escalated recently with assaults and drive-by shootings
 

A serious crime prevention order that restricts gang members movements and freedoms has be implemented in an attempt to end the violent turf war between feuding bikie gangs in the Hunter region.

The order is the first of it's kind in NSW and will mean that ten members of the feuding Finks and Nomads bikies gangs will have to abide by strict rules for the next twelve months. 

Fri
27
Apr
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Tasmanian bikie gang involvement suspected in two unsolved murders, police say

Bikie gangs are suspected to be behind at least two unsolved murders in Tasmania, police say.

The revelation comes as a former policeman and investigator says police are right to be concerned about bikie violence.

Tasmania is cracking down on outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMG) with police proposing a ban on the wearing of club colours in public and making it illegal for gang members to associate with each other or known criminals.

While police will not provide specific details, they have issued a statement saying they have reason to suspect OMG involvement in at least two unsolved murders in Tasmania.

Fri
27
Apr
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Police credit visible presence for little trouble at Bikefest

LEESBURG — It may be a slight exaggeration, but police say you have to go out of your way to get arrested at Bikefest. If you really want to be fitted with stainless steel bracelets, there will be plenty of officers on hand to help.

“It’s a laid-back event and people don’t get ridiculously drunk,” said Leesburg Police Lt. Scott Mack. “You can usually count the number of arrests downtown on one or two hands,” he said.

Not bad, considering 150,000-plus motorcycle enthusiasts pour into the three-day event from Friday through Sunday.

“We have a very visible presence and an approachable presence,” Mack said.

Planning is everything, says Mack and Joe Shipes, executive vice president of the Leesburg Partnership, which puts on the event every year. Officially, planning begins in January, but it really takes place year-round, including looking at events around the country and the world.

Fri
27
Apr
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Former soldier turned bikie allegedly cut off man’s ear

AN ARMY hero turned bikie member allegedly tried to cut off a man’s ear after demanding $11,000 in payment.
 

A FORMER army hero turned member of one of what police believe is the world’s most vicious bikie gangs has been charged trying to cut off a man’s ear while demanding money.

Police allege Rock Machine bikie group official Adam Bourke, who is also a martial arts champion, attempted to cut off the man’s ear on the NSW Central Coast last October.

The 42-year-old, who used to be in the Australian Army, allegedly demanded $11,000 while inflicting a wound above the man’s ear during a dispute about a car service.

Police have charged Mr Bourke and another man who is an alleged member of the Rock Machine outlaw gang, which originated in North America but has sprung up chapters in NSW, South Australia and Western Australia.

Thu
26
Apr
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Biker set to file motion for speedy trial in Twin Peaks case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Hempstead lawyer who represents a man charged in the Twin Peaks massacre case will file a motion for speedy trial Friday in 19th District Court.

Paul Looney, who represents former Cossack motorcycle club member Phillip White of Eddy, said he’ll request the earliest trial date possible when Judge Ralph Strother rules on the motion tomorrow.

“We anticipate asking for the earliest trial date possible – perhaps as early as July,” Looney said.

The third anniversary of the gunfight outside the Waco restaurant that left nine dead and more than 20 injured is just 20 days away.

Of the more than 155 bikers indicted in connection to the event, only one has been tried and his day in court ended in a mistrial.

Many of the cases already have been dismissed but there are about 130 people who were arrested (123 indicted and seven unindicted) remain open, Looney said.

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