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SC Outlaws leader sentenced in Va. to 9 years

SC Outlaws leader sentenced in Va. to 9 years | The Associated Press | Nation | Washington Examiner: "A former regional boss of the Outlaws motorcycle gang who led attempts to hunt down rival Hell's Angels with the intent of assaulting them was sentenced Friday to nine years and two months in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson rejected Leslie Werth's plea for a lighter sentence Friday, saying the Outlaws became a more dangerous organization because of Werth's actions.

'You weren't just someone who sat there and listened,' Hudson told Werth. 'You exhorted people to commit violence.'

A jury in November convicted Werth, a member of the Rock Hill, S.C., Outlaws chapter, of conspiracy to commit racketeering and conspiracy to commit violence in aid of racketeering.

Prosecutors asked Hudson to sentence Werth to 10 years and one month, the maximum under sentencing guidelines computed by the federal probation office. Werth's attorney asked for no more than five years.

Werth was among 27 gang members indicted in June 2010 on racketeering and other charges. More than half pleaded guilty. Five, including Werth and Outlaws national president Jack Rosga of Milwaukee, were convicted and three were acquitted in two separate jury trials. One was shot to death by federal agents trying to arrest him in Maine. Rosga and three others will be sentenced April 8."

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Hells Angels square off in courtroom

Showdown: How the Outlaws, Hells Angels and Cops Fought for Control of the StreetsHells Angels square off in courtroom - thestar.com: "Jurors and prisoners grinned in court on Friday as senior Hells Angel Larry Pooler got his chance to play lawyer and cross examine a club turncoat.

Pooler was a model of civility in a University Ave. courtroom, dressed in a pinstriped charcoal business jacket, with his long grey hair pulled back in a tight ponytail.

On the witness stand, also dressed like a businessman, was David Atwell, former sergeant-at-arms of the downtown Toronto Hells Angels, who left the club to become a paid police agent. He is the Crown’s star witness and was testifying Friday against Pooler who is facing charges including criminal conspiracy.

Also facing criminal conspiracy charges are John Neal, 60, president of the downtown Toronto Hells Angels, vice-presidents Pooler, 60, and Douglas Myles, 54, and members Mehrdad (Mark) Bahman, 49, and Lorne Campbell, 62."

Shore Club invasion was `organised intimidation'

Shore Club invasion was `organised intimidation' - Local News - News - The Manly Daily: "AT least 20 men allegedly forced their way into the Shore Club in Manly on Sunday night, damaging property and assaulting the owner after being refused entry.

It is believed the group was led by a former rugby league security guard and boxing promoter who is also believed to have controlled security at several venues at Kings Cross at one time.

On Sunday night a group of about 20 men allegedly forced their way into the beachfront venue at about 8.45pm, damaged property and assaulted club owner Alex Said, who was not seriously injured.

Manly local area commander Supt Dave Darcy said the invasion of the club by so many men was an act of “organised intimidation”.

Police believe it could be part of an attempt to take control of the Shore Club."

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Alleged Hells Angels associates charged

Alleged Hells Angels associates charged | Herald Sun: "officers searched the home of a 26-year-old man on Canterbury Road at Dulwich Hill, seizing a double barrel shotgun, a .223 rifle, a .22 repeating rifle, a 7.62 rifle and ammunition.The man, also alleged to be an associate of the Hells Angels OMCG, has had his firearms licence suspended, police said.
A day earlier, police allegedly discovered two flick knives on a 23-year-old man on George Street at Parramatta. He's believed to be a member of the Notorious organised criminal group.He has been charged with custody of a knife in a public place and was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on March 23."

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City of Vancouver gave the Hells Angels $2 million


Gangsters Out Blog: City of Vancouver gave the Hells Angels $2 million: "I'm all for social housing. At fist glance the City of Vancouver buying the Drake hotel and turning it into social housing is a wonderful idea. But wait a minute. They bought it from the Hells Angels and they paid more than twice what it's worth. So once again money allotted for the poor in East Van goes straight into organized crime's pocket.

There are two separate issues on the table. The City bought an old hotel to turn into social housing, that is a good thing. Them buying it from a criminal organization is not a good thing. Neither is paying that criminal organization more than twice it's worth. From the outside it looks like the City just paid the Hells Angels a $2 million bribe.

That's $2 million of taxpayers money. That's $2 million of tax money earmarked for social housing that just went up in smoke. Corruption or a mistake? Your guess is as good as mine. Regardless of it being a mistake, that is a huge amount of money. Which brings us back to the proceeds of crime."

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Murcia and Valencia Regions Hells Angels.

A Torrevieja judge is prosecuting 16 of the club’s members for a list of crimes including: homicide, attempted homicide, illegal possession of weapons, armed robbery, threatening behaviour, kidnapping, illegal association, among others.

In the police operation dubbed ‘Europa’ two men were arrested last year for suspected of killing Torrevieja notary public Juan José Martínez Román in October 2009.

The arrests also led to police solving two robberies and reportedly removing the upper layer of ‘management’



Magistrate Isabel Flor has ruled out a people’s jury at the hearing because the motive behind the killing was robbery not murder.

The judge has established a link with an attempted homicide which took place in September 2009 at a villa in Pedralba (Valencia), and a second failed murder attempt at Pub Canadian in San Pedro del Pinatar in Murcia a few weeks later.

In the first case there is evidence to suggest two brothers hire a contract killer to kill their father in order to receive his inheritance. However, the weapon failed to function.

In the second case, the owner of the pub was left critically injured after being shot.

In fear for his life, he reportedly told Guardia Civil the perpetrators had been two Moroccans, after receiving threats.

The man suspected to have shot the Torrevieja notary is also thought to have participated in both these attacks while skipping parole in Leon.

Judge Flor suspects the objective of all these crimes were to finance the activities of the Hells Angels, where members have set functions and a hierarchy exists.

Meanwhile, in January police arrested four members of Hells Angels from the Alfafar (Valencia) chapter, including the club president, accused of extortion and illegal association.

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Law has tattooists marked for strife ,tattoo industry has accused the State Government of singling it out to serve its war against bikies.

Law has tattooists marked for strife | Adelaide Now: "tattoo industry has accused the State Government of singling it out to serve its war against bikies.

The Professional Tattooing Association of Australia says changes to legislation proposed by Attorney-General John Rau will be harmful to consumers by providing police 'special powers' that they say appear to target the industry for its supposed links to bikies.

The proposed changes require traders to keep proof of age records and hand them over to police on request.



Other changes include increasing the penalty for tattooing a minor to $5000 or one year's jail and bans any body modification being performed on a drunk person.

Association and piercing industry spokeswoman Morag Draper said while some components of the legislation were welcomed, others were seen as a step back in good business practice, moral responsibility to clients and the protection of their personal information.



'He can't be doing this for Health Department reasons or even consumer advice,' she said."

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Bikies jailed for contempt

Blood Money: Bikies, Terrorists and Middle Eastern Gangs Bikies jailed for contempt: "Four Perth bikies are jailed for two years for refusing to answer questions to the CCC."Finks members Tristan Allbeury, Stephen Silvestro, Troy Crispin Smith and Clovis Chikonga had appeared before the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) last year in relation to a brawl between them and rival gang the Coffin Cheaters.
The brawl had broken out at the Perth Motorplex on October 3 and left Silvestro and Smith with injuries.
All four men had kept quiet during the CCC hearing and were subsequently charged with contempt for refusing to be sworn in to give evidence and insulting corruption commissioner Len Roberts-Smith.
The lawyer for the four bikies said they refused to provide evidence to the CCC because they feared retribution should they co-operate.
On Friday, Chief Justice Wayne Martin noted that the "persistent defiance" of the men to assist the commission in its investigation into organised crime was extremely serious.
Chikonga, 24, Silvestro, 42, and Smith, 37, were all given two-year sentences for refusing to answer questions or be sworn in to give evidence.
Allbeury, 29 and a new father, was sentenced to two years and three months for not only refusing to give evidence but insulting Commissioner Roberts-Smith during the hearings.
As the sentence was handed down, Allbeury angrily told Chief Justice Martin: "You can f***, you're a f*****g spastic, you live in a dream world. You live in a fairy world. You don't have any idea about the streets".
As he was ordered out of the courts he threatened to "knock out" a security guard.
Due to the seriousness of the offence, Justice Martin said it was appropriate for a penalty to be imposed in order to deter future contempts of court.
There would also be no eligibility for parole for the four men.

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12 gunmen dead | san, fernando, release

Violence and Activism at the Border: Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad JuarezMore violence in Mexico, 12 gunmen dead | san, fernando, release - Brownsville Herald: "Gunfights in Valle Hermoso and San Fernando left 12 gunmen dead, six in each town, the Mexican Army announced.

According to a press release, the encounters took place Friday in both cities, where military convoys were patrolling.

The first firefight was reported at the San German rural area on the outskirts of San Fernando. A military convoy came under fire and returned fire, the news release said.

San Fernando is approximately 86 miles south of Brownsville and is known to have a strong presence of members of the Zeta organization. San Fernando is where a group of Zetas is accused of murdered 72 immigrants last August, and where U.S. missionary Nancy Davis was fatally shot and Georgia trucker Alberto Munoz attacked last week.

According to the news release, in Friday’s encounter, soldiers killed six gunmen, seized one armored SUV, a regular SUV, three grenade launchers, one grenade seven assault rifles, and 79 ammunition magazines."

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Bikies link to murders

Bikies link to murders | The Daily Telegraph: "POLICE have reopened the cold-case files of two women who went missing in the early 1990s. Investigators are now certain the women were murdered in a double homicide.

The State Government will today announce a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest over the disappearance of close friends Karen Gilbody, 29, and Valerie Hall, 41, in southwest Sydney.

Ms Gilbody was last seen by her boyfriend on July 2, 1991 -- one day shy of her 30th birthday -- at the home they shared in Avoca St, Yagoona.

A day later, Ms Hall, 41, intended to travel to the same address from her Belmore home, although police do not know whether she arrived.

Both women were reported missing by family members later that month and neither has been heard from since.

Investigators have been told the women had links to a group known as the Highway 61 Motorcycle Club, which was active in the area at the time of their disappearance."

MISS HELLS ANGEL Girls move up in gang world | gang, girls, high

Drive-bys, drug sales, stealing cars, tagging and murder. What was once a mainly male-dominated area of the gang world has been opening up to more and more women and girls.

Nearly 30 percent of girls in high-risk and high-crime neighborhoods claimed gang membership, according to a 2008 report from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention — the most recent report available.

While membership appears to have increased, FBI officials note that female-only gangs are still rare, but the roles of women and girls in male gangs have increased.

“Drugs, sex, shootings, taggings, crime — they do it all,” said Rosie, who spent most of her life in an East Los Angeles gang along side her late husband. Her name has been changed to protect her and her family.

“The number of violent crimes committed by females under the age of 22 in the United States has risen 300 percent in the past 10 years,” said Dawn L. Brown, executive director of Gangs and Girls, a non-profit organization focused on helping girls stay out of gang life."

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Bikies trafficking in data secrecy using Mexican BlackBerrys

BlackBerry Gemini 8520 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi--International Version with No Warranty (Black)Bikies trafficking in data secrecy using Mexican BlackBerrys: "BIKIE gangs and organised crime groups have foiled police attempts to tap their phones by importing untraceable, encrypted BlackBerrys from Mexico.

The telecommunications black hole exploited by the Comancheros gang and drug cartels has come to light after several nations - anxious about terrorism and national security - threatened to ban the Canadian-designed BlackBerry phones unless they were given the codes to break the encryption on emails and instant messages.

The Comancheros are understood to have linked up with a Mexican drug cartel importing cocaine into Australia and are sharing the technology."

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SA ‘criminal’ chooses Canadian jail - KwaZulu-Natal - IOL | Breaking News | South Africa News | World News | Sport | Business | Entertainment | IOL.co.za

SA ‘criminal’ chooses Canadian jail - KwaZulu-Natal - IOL | Breaking News | South Africa News | World News | Sport | Business | Entertainment | IOL.co.za: "Twenty-three-year-old Francois Meerholz, who has been described by the Canadian media as “a South African criminal” with alleged gang ties, including links to the Hell’s Angels affiliate club Renegade Bikers, was due to be ordered to leave Canada on January 31."

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member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, who authorities believe is responsible for "one of the most grisly" murders


in recent American criminal history, has been captured in Argentina, the U.S. Marshals Service announced today.
Paul Merle Eischeid, one of the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitives, was captured today in Buenos Aires by Argentinean authorities.

Eischeid is suspected in the 2001 kidnapping and murder of Cynthia Garcia.


According to authorities, Garcia was attacked while at a party at the Hell's Angels' clubhouse in Mesa. She was beaten, thrown in the trunk of a car, and taken to the desert, where she was stabbed and left for dead.

"Eischeid's crimes were horrendous and his potential for continued violence made his arrest a priority for the U.S. Marshals," Stacia A. Hylton, director of the U.S. Marshal Service says in a statement. "His capture is both significant and rewarding, and we thank our domestic and international partners for their tireless persistence in bringing this fugitive to justice."

In 2003, Eischeid was charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office for drug trafficking and RICO violations, including kidnapping and murder. Several other Hells Angels also were
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Kingdon stole more than $53,500 from four Commonwealth Bank trust accounts set up after Coffin Cheater gang member Marc Chabriere was gunned down in 1998 and fellow Coffin Cheater Richard Vickers was killed in 2000.

The mother of a notorious Perth bikie has spoken in support of her son's partner who is awaiting sentencing for stealing trust funds from the children of two dead bikies.

Tammy Cherie Kingdon, partner of Finks member Troy Mercanti, was due to be sentenced in the Perth District Court on Monday after she was found guilty on four counts of stealing and one count of property laundering.

However, Judge Henry Wisbey had Kingdon's sentencing postponed until Wednesday so he could consider submissions by prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo and defence lawyer Stephen Shirrefs.

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Kingdon, 34, was to have been sentenced on two previous occasions but for various reasons the matter was adjourned.

As the sole carer of her two sons with Mercanti, who has been in prison since December 2008, Kingdon has been on bail.

Kingdon stole more than $53,500 from four Commonwealth Bank trust accounts set up after Coffin Cheater gang member Marc Chabriere was gunned down in 1998 and fellow Coffin Cheater Richard Vickers was killed in 2000."

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Hearings set for men with ties to Hells Angels in Chino Valley shooting - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona

Hearings set for men with ties to Hells Angels in Chino Valley shooting - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona: "Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Cele Hancock on Monday set three hearings for later this month for seven men with ties to the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, in connection with a shootout between Hells Angels and Vagos motorcycle gangs in an unincorporated area northwest of Chino Valley on Aug. 21.

Hancock set the next hearing in the case for Feb. 9 when she will consider a motion by Jeffrey McNeice, attorney for Bruce Andrew Schweigert Sr., to send the case off back to the grand jury.

At the following hearing on Feb. 11, Hancock will consider a motion filed by Richard Gaxiola, attorney for Michael Trevor Koepke, for a change of venue for the case.

And at a hearing on Feb. 22, Hancock will consider a motion filed by James O'Haver, attorney for Larry Dean Scott Jr., to drop charges in this case and Gaxiola's motion on behalf of his client, Koepke, to send the case back to the grand jury."

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