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Denver prosecutor charges 13 alleged members of motorcycle gangs, including the Hells Angels, with organized crime

Authorities seized guns, meth and other narcotics during raids in Denver and other metro area cities earlier this month.

The Denver District Attorney’s office on Friday said they charged 13 people with violating the state’s organized crime act after local and federal authorities raided several businesses and homes in the metro area associated with motorcycle gangs including the Hells Angels.

A release from the DA’s office said the 13 are charged with violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. The investigation leading to the arrests began in July, with law enforcement agencies, including Denver Police, executing warrants at multiple locations on Nov. 7. Among the places raided was the Denver Charter Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Club Gang Club House at 3257 Navajo St. in Denver’s Highland neighborhood.

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Bikers profess innocence as they get life in prison for Pasco Outlaw’s killing

Christopher “Durty” Cosimano and Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher were members of the 69′ers Motorcycle Club. Prosecutors said they were responsible for the rush-hour assassination of Paul Anderson, a president in the rival Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

TAMPA — Two Tampa motorcycle gang members received sentences of life in prison Wednesday for their respective roles in the December 2017 assassination of a rival gang leader in Pasco County.

But neither of them went quietly.

In separate back-to-back hearings, Christopher “Durty” Cosimano and Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher each denied participation in the brazen, rush-hour shooting of Paul Anderson, who was president of the Cross Bayou chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

Tue
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Murder charge dismissed against man accused of stabbing Hells Angels affiliate ‘Mikey Smash’

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Superior Court judge has dismissed murder and conspiracy charges against an alleged member of a biker gang accused of stabbing to death an affiliate of the Hells Angels at a downtown bar.

Judge John W. Lua on Monday found insufficient evidence to order 60-year-old Russell Vannoy to stand trial on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Michael Adam Morales.

Known by friends as “Mikey Smash,” Morales, 32, was fatally stabbed Feb. 16 inside Guthrie’s Alley Cat, a popular bar in the 1800 block of Eye Street.

The judge did, however, order Vannoy, arrested March 6 in Bellflower, to stand trial on two felony assault charges and a gang participation charge.

As a result of Lua’s findings, prosecutors said, they anticipate filing a voluntary manslaughter charge with gang enhancements against Vannoy.

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Bikes, bullets, blood: Bikers face sentencing in killing of Pasco Outlaws leader

Evidence from the federal trial of two members of the 69′ers Motorcycle Club offers a rare glimpse of the world of outlaw biker gangs

TAMPA — A federal judge will decide Wednesday if Christopher “Durty” Cosimano and Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher should spend the rest of their lives in prison for crimes related to their involvement in the 69′ers Motorcycle Club.

Both men were found guilty this summer in a trial that centered on the December 2017 assassination of Paul Anderson, president of the Pasco County chapter of the rival Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Anderson was shot repeatedly while his pickup truck was stopped in rush-hour traffic off the Suncoast Parkway.

Prosecutors said the killing was the culmination of a months-long campaign of violence that began with the beating of two 69′ers and the theft of their cherished biker vests.

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Federal agents raid Evansville's Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club

(photos) ---EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Federal and local law enforcement agents served a search warrant at the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club this morning.

Agents used heavy equipment to breakdown the building's door.

The warrant was served by the ATF's Special Response Team, which is often deployed for search warrants or high-risk situations, said an agency spokeswoman at the scene.

An alphabet soup of agencies assisted the ATF in the raid, which took place around 6 a.m. at the club at 1104 E. Diamond Ave., including the FBI and DEA.

 Other law enforcement assisting at the scene included Indiana State Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and Evansville Police Department.

Sat
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Biker gangs leave trail of mayhem while claiming South Florida, authorities say

Hoodlum biker gangs leaving trails of exhaust, murder and mayhem in their wake are not a thing of yesteryear, as demonstrated by a recent killing pinned on the notorious Outlaws Motorcycle Club near Orlando.

The Outlaws, whose motto is “God forgives, Outlaws don’t,” have been actively challenging motorcycle clubs throughout the state, an investigation into the April 29 slaying of a Kingsmen motorcyclist in Leesburg has revealed.

The Outlaws have “decreed that any clubs that did not choose to submit to their authority would need to disband, close their clubhouses and cease to wear their respective insignia,” court documents show.

Late last year, the sent a memo to law enforcement agencies in the Keys warning of an uptick in the presence of biker gangs in South Florida, especially the Keys, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said Friday.

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Tip helped lead to arrest of suspect in Neenah robbery and fatal shooting at local saloon

OSHKOSH — A tip from the public and a discarded cigarette helped lead police to the man arrested last week in connection with the death of Kevin "Hollywood" Hein, who was shot and killed Oct. 14 outside the Short Branch Saloon in Neenah. 

Casey Cameron, 36, of Menasha, was arrested Friday, a few weeks after investigators got a tip that he had "a lot of characteristics of the suspect," including scratches near his right eye and a roommate with a vehicle that matched a description police released to the public, according to a criminal complaint. 

The tipster also claimed Cameron was a member of the "Hell's Lover Motorcycle Club" and went by the nickname "Amish," the complaint says. 

On Nov. 1, a police officer spotted Cameron driving and smoking a cigarette in the same vehicle. When Cameron tossed a cigarette near the intersection of Main Street and Tayco Street in Menasha, the officer picked it up.

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Motorcycle gang member convicted on firearm, drug charges

BOSTON – Motorcycle gang member Joseph Noe was released to home detention in District Court Friday after violating the terms of his previous supervised release while serving time for drug charges.

Noe is a “full-patch” member and former Taunton chapter president of the motorcycle club the Outlaws, according to prosecutor Peter Levitt. Noe was arrested in 2007 while he was president of the gang on various drug and firearm charges after a two-year federal investigation and raid on the Outlaw headquarters.  

He was arrested again this month for violating the terms of his release, according to the case report.

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Pagans Motorcycle Club honors member 13 years after death with short ceremony

The sound of engines revving briefly filled Wilmington's Hilltop neighborhood Saturday afternoon when members of the Pagan Motorcycle Club gathered to remember a man who was shot and killed by a Wilmington police officer 13 years ago.

About 30 members gathered near the steps of a home in the 1400 block of W. Sixth St., where Derek J. Hale was shot to death by Lt. William Browne during an investigation of the motorcycle club. Browne was cleared of any wrongdoing by the state's Attorney General's Office in 2007.

The group's motorcycles filled the block, arranged in two long lines between parked cars as the club's leader, Paul Fitzwater, shared a few words with the motorcyclists and residents looking on from their porches.

After less than 10 minutes, their engines roared and the group left.

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Guilty plea in brutal assault in Washington County

Corey Volk, 24, entered his plea on Thursday

CHARLEROI, Pa. —

A motorcycle gang member has pleaded guilty to a brutal assault in Charelroi.

According to Washington County District Attorney Eugene Vittone, Corey Volk, 24, of West Newton, entered his plea on Thursday.

 

Vittone said that on April 18, Volk, a member of the Pagans motorcycle club, along with others, assaulted a man at the Slovak Club in Charleroi.

After entering his plea, Volk was sentenced to seven to 14 years behind bars.

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