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Mar
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Bandidos Motorcycle Club member arrested for allegedly threatening to harm informant

SAN ANTONIO — A Bandidos Motorcycle Club member was arrested for his alleged role in threatening to harm a government informant.

The United States Attorney's Office Western District of Texas said federal authorities arrested San Antonio resident Albert DeLeon, 45, with one count of retaliating against an informant. DeLeon is a member of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization, and allegedly threatened to harm an individual for the individual providing information relating to the criminal activities of the club.

In 2006, two members of the Bandidos had ordered other members in the club to murder Anthony Benesh who was attempting to start a Texas Chapter of the Hell's Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Club in Austin at the time. Several Bandidos members murdered Benesh on March 16, 2006 to "protect the power, reputation and territory of the Bandido enterprise."

In September 2018, the two Bandidos members were sentenced to life in federal prison.

Tue
26
Feb
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Waco Biker Massacre Prosecutions Continue to Fall Apart as Last Set of Original Indictments Dismissed

Special prosecutor involved in dropping charges says, "I do have a very serious problem as a lawyer with the wholesale charging of people without an investigation" in the case.

Fri
01
Feb
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Bandito Found Guilty of Murder, Gets Life in Prison

ANSON, TX -- A suspected gang member was found guilty by a jury of his peers for the murder of Dusty Childress on Wednesday. 

Wesley Dale Mason, who has ties with the Banditos motorcycle gang, shot and killed Childress in March 2017 near the Abilene Environmental Landfill. 

Mason was sentenced the maximum life in prison. He will also have to pay a $10,000 fine.

According to KTXS, four character witness's were called in for Mason's defense; his bail bondsman, friend, father, and mother. They all referred to Mason as a loving father who they never felt would cause them any harm.

The prosecutes then called Mason's parole officer, and a motorcycle gang expert. They told the jury that the Banditos were a dangerous gang, and that they wouldn't feel safe being inside the same room as Mason.

Fri
25
Jan
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Kinfolk gang member sentenced to prison in fatal shooting of Bandidos El Paso president

A Kinfolk biker gang member was sentenced Thursday to 56 years in prison after he was found guilty of fatally shooting the president of the Bandidos' El Paso chapter.

Javier Gonzalez was sentenced on a murder charge in the shooting of Juan "Compa" Martinez Jr. on July 30, 2017, at Mulligan's Chopped Hog bar at 1810 George Dieter Drive. Martinez, who was shot seven times, died days after the shooting.

Three other men linked to the Bandidos were injured in the shooting.

Gonzalez, who was vice president of the El Paso chapter of the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club, also was sentenced to 30 years in prison on each of two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity-aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He also received a 15-year prison sentence on an additional count of engaging in organized criminal activity-aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The sentences will be served concurrently.

Wed
23
Jan
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Ex-Bandido from San Antonio who helped take down national leaders gets probation

(30 pics) --- A former member of the Bandidos who helped bring down the outlaw motorcycle club’s national leaders got a huge break in a San Antonio courtroom Wednesday when he walked out with probation instead of the 14 to 17 years in prison he faced for a drug-trafficking conviction.

Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra granted a request from federal prosecutors to cut Raul “K-Oz” Puente a break for his assistance in the Bandidos’ racketeering case.

Tue
22
Jan
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Cellphone video shows man in Kinfolk vest shooting during brawl with Bandidos in El Paso

A man in a helmet and Kinfolk Motorcycle Club vest was shown shooting inside an El Paso bar in a cellphone video presented Tuesday, the second day of a biker gang murder trial.

El Paso police biker gang investigators have testified that the shooting stemmed from a rivalry between the Kinfolk and the Bandidos.

Javier Gonzalez, a reputed member of the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club, is accused of fatally shooting El Paso Bandidos chapter leader Juan "Compa" Martinez Jr. during a fight at Mulligan's Chopped Hog bar in East El Paso on July 30, 2017.

The trial began Jan. 15 in 34th District Court but was postponed the following day until Tuesday because Judge William E. Moody was ill.

The prosecution rested its case late Tuesday morning. Defense lawyers were set to present their arguments Tuesday afternoon.

Tue
15
Jan
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Murder trial begins for Kinfolk MC biker accused of killing Bandidos leader in El Paso

Jurors saw a video of a deadly 2017 El Paso biker bar brawl Tuesday, the first day of a murder trial in a shooting that killed a local chapter president of the Bandidos.

The shooting was part of a biker gang rivalry between the long-established Bandidos and the newer Kinfolk Motorcycle Club, according to court testimony.

Javier Gonzalez, a reputed member of the Kinfolk, faces organized crime and murder charges in trial that is being conducted under increased security at the El Paso County Courthouse.

Bags were scanned and spectators had to pass a second set of metal detectors before entering the 34th District courtroom of Judge William E. Moody.

Gonzalez is accused of opening fire during a biker fight inside Mulligan's Chopped Hog bar on George Dieter Drive on the night of July 30, 2017.

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22
Dec
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Corpus Christi Bandidos donate toys to Driscoll Children’s Hospital

The Corpus Christi Bandidos donated toys to Driscoll Children’s Hospital earlier this morning.

The Bandidos held toy drives at local stores around the coastal bend for children that have to spend Christmas at the hospital.

“It’s all about the kids, man. It’s Christmas time, it’s about kids and to us it’s a huge honor to us to do something for the community,” said Marty Pickett, Secretary of Bandidos Corpus Christi Chapter.

All 18 Bandidos members chipped in and filled up a 24-foot trailer with toys.

Wed
12
Dec
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The case against high-ranking members of Bandidos motorcycle club

(pics and video) --- HOUSTON - For 3 1/2 years, a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI led to convictions and guilty pleas against several high-ranking members of the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle club. The case against club members involved assaults and murders.

“It was a massive investigation,” said Assistant United States Attorney Eric Fuchs. “It had been a criminal organization for 16 years.”

Thu
06
Dec
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3 members of outlaw motorcycle gang indicted for beating, robbing Abilene man

ABILENE, Texas — Three members of an outlaw motorcycle gang accused of robbing and beating an Abilene man were indicted Thursday.

Daniel Aragon Machado, 36, of Abilene, Justin Nathaniel Aldava, 23, of Abilene and Jesse Lee Trevino, 34, of Merkel, were indicted for aggravated robbery, robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity.

Van West Robinson -- a member of the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club -- rode past the Bandidos' clubhouse in the 1300 block of Butternut Street on July 25.

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According to the indictment, Machado, Aldava and Trevino followed Robinson and tried to kick him off his motorcycle.

They eventually cut him off and surrounded Robinson.

Robinson pulled out a gun and held it at his side.

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