Tracking Kaos: A Sidebar To Curbing John Carr

June 6, 2014

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Paid confidential informants are indispensible to the entrapments this page recently discussed in an article titled “Curbing John Carr.” On at least some occasions, if not as a matter of routine, these informants break state and federal laws with impunity. At least sometimes, if not always, they represent a much greater threat to law and order and public safety than the men and women they trick into participating in criminal schemes.

One of the most despicable was a confidential informant named Steve Veltus who participated in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ infiltration of the Mongols Motorcycle Club called Operation Black Rain. Veltus was John Carr’s right hand man throughout that infiltration. This page has written about Veltus before in an article titled “A Criminal Enterprise.

Veltus was a small time drug dealer who was arrested and sent to prison in 1996. When he was arrested again on multiple charges arising from his possession of about an ounce of crack cocaine and a pound of marijuana in 2003 he went to work for the ATF. He worked in cooperation with his wife Anna. The couple has used multiple aliases during the last eleven years. The most interesting was when they assumed the surname Lazara, an obvious reference to Lazarus of Bethany, a figure in the New Testament who died and then rose from the dead.

Witness Protection

After Operation Black Rain Veltus, his wife and their children enrolled in the United States Marshals’ Witness Protection Program. The program, which began in 1971, is intended to provide new identities and a fresh start to people who have betrayed former criminal associates on behalf of the Department of Justice. The public good the program provides for at least some of its enrollees, like Steve Veltus, is debatable. It was first authorized by the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. Since its inception it has, according to the Marshals Service, “protected, relocated and given new identities to more than 8,500 witnesses and 9,900 of their family members.”

Inevitably, because of the self-dramatization intrinsic to their betrayals, some of these protected witnesses expose themselves. For example Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, a self confessed serial killer who provided key testimony against John Gotti, enrolled in the Witness Protection Program in 1994, left it the next year, published a memoir in 1997, was rearrested in 2000 and was sentenced to serve 20 years in federal prison in 2002.

Two confidential informants in a recent ATF infiltration of the Vagos Motorcycle Club called “Operation 22 Green” published memoirs last year but both seem to still be officially hidden by the Marshalls.

Veltus and his family also continue to be hidden by the Marshalls but Veltus has an almost compulsive desire to expose himself as well as a long list of former lovers and old enemies and creditors.

Tracking Kaos

Legally obtained documents indicate that Veltus, his wife Anna and their children were relocated from Las Vegas, Nevada to Missoula, Montana near the conclusion of Operation Black Rain. After that operation ended in 2008 Veltus was relocated to Seattle, Washington. The Aging Rebel has been told by an informed source speaking on conditions of anonymity that Veltus was given a new identity as Steven Maschari and that his wife legally became Anamarie Isabell Maschari.

The Marshalls Service then relocated the “Mascharis” to Appleton, Wisconsin where Steve Maschari operated a jewelry and watch repair business and their children attended local schools.

The family lived in a three bedroom, two and a half bath, 2000-square-foot home on a two acre lot in a section of Appleton that satellite photos reveal to be mostly rural. The house was sold in March 2014 for $145,000.

Public records indicate that the Mascharis moved to Hortonville, Wisconsin in April 2013, a month after Steven Maschari was arrested and charged with four felonies including Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Maintaining a  Drug Trafficking Place, Manufacture/Delivery of more than 200 grams of Tetrahydrocannabinol and Possession with Intent to Distribute THC.

The Mascharis were also sued last July for unspecified damages in an ongoing case.

The Aging Rebel has not been able to determine Steven Maschari’s current legal status or whereabouts but believes he is still at liberty and living in Wisconsin.

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21 Responses to “Tracking Kaos: A Sidebar To Curbing John Carr”

  1. Shyster Says:

    He’s probably shacking up with Parent/Granados. Fuck them all.


  2. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    Lot’s of relocations, ever change names, looking over your shoulder, constantly wondering when & where it’s gonna come from. Must be a great way to raise a family.

  3. 22MFER Says:

    hey Jake you paying attention?

  4. skinny denny Says:

    He’s probably “patched in” with the Iron Odor with his latest credentials. Those clowns are nearly everywhere now. Patch pulling party time! Enjoy the weekend, everyone. Keep up the good work, Rebel!

  5. swampy Says:

    After reading Rebel’s “Curbing John Carr” story I found myself wondering, as I often do, just WHAT makes federal agents and their pet rats tick. I believe that thought comes from the same “aware of my surroundings” part of my brain… or it sure seems that way. I don’t bother much about Steve Cook or Jay Dobyns – I think their problem is obvious. For some reason, before I read this write-up on Veltus, that shit stain Charles Falco came to mind(The Aging Rebel – “The Snitch’s Tale” – 12/1/2012). Without making light of the damage caused by Veltus, Falco is particularly disturbing. Maybe it’s the hiding behind the religion thing or “I did it for the betterment of society” bullshit. Anyway, too bad they can’t all end up like “Cocoanut Dan Horrigan.” I believe a whole book could be written on corrupt federal agents, along with their rats, with separate chapters for each agent, what rats(photos of each, of course) each used, the lies they told, the crimes each agent and rat committed, the innocent lives and families destroyed and taxpayer money wasted. These sorry shit cocksuckers need to be exposed.


  6. Va. Bob Says:

    What a goofy, stupid-looking motherfucker.Wonder how many times Anna has sucked dick for dope.

  7. Wi Courts Says:

    You can Google WI courts, do a defendant search.He got both charges busted down to misdemeanors and did 60 days in the Outagamie county jail starting 12/16/13. There are two lawsuits filed against him and his wife. One from a private creditor and the other is the state of WI.

    Felonies would likely have revoked his witness protection status.

  8. Done Says:

    In most cases while a man presents as a Hang Around or Prospect/Probate they are required to complete an application and give permission for a background check of the information on the application. The problem comes when the background checks rely on things like drivers licenses, credit cards, social security cards, medical records, educational records, paperwork in general as all of it can be faked even if you know somebody who can do a credit check (your buddy at the car dealership), it can all be created out of thin air and imagination. Nothing and I mean nothing can match knowing the candidate from being a born and bred local boy. If he shows up at an event, looks good and keeps up the look but he’s from out of town you gotta’ make a trip to where he claims to be from and talk to whoever he says knows him there, not buddies, not former Club members, talk to Mommy & Daddy or ex-Wives (no kids is a red flag too). The problem is that whoever is supposed to be doing the investigation may think looking him up on Face Book or Twitter is the be all & end all. Your Chapter is in Mississippi and the new guy is from New York and nobody wants to ride up to New York so they don’t. A high quality fake background is what the government does best. The C.I. will know your Chapter;s weak points like being too broke to keep the lights on in the Club House and will usually strongly urge somebody to help him out with something seriously felonious with a big pay day, anything that can produce a predicate crime will do but they ussually go for the jugular vein and once it bares fruit offer to let anyone interested in on the easy money. The Prospect will often start shit with other Clubs and have a ready made historic beef with somebody in the oposite camp or start one up as soon as they get patched. Get the VIN # on their bike and run it through CAR FAX for prior owners, chances are he hasn’t got that memorized. There’s really no substitution for an established private investigator but be forewarned, he ain’t gonna’ charge no 50 bucks, more like ten times that much. I’m not saying this C.I. epidemic is the Club’s fault but what they do to find out who the probationary wannabee is often does make all the difference in the world. Lastly, if the phrase “This stays between me and you” comes out of a new guy’s yap, listen carefully then tell everybody what it was at the next Church. Brothers don’t keep secrets from their Brothers, rip off their Brothers, or fuck with a Brother’s Class or woman. Better to see a Chapter shut down for lack of members then all of them in a holding cell.

  9. Stevo Says:


    Right on.


  10. Goldsboro Williams Says:


    Did you read Swampy’s suggestion for a book? You write it, and I’ll buy it.


  11. Road Whore Says:

    @ Done:

    Well, and rightly, said!

    Ride Free

  12. skinny denny Says:

    Punk has the perfect look for the I.O. Have a good weekend everyone.

  13. Stevo Says:

    A coward dies a thousand deaths. I wonder if this pathetic excuse for a man lies awake at night, blinking up at the ceiling in self pitying shame or whether he’s such a deluded, self righteous narcissist that he laughs at the men he betrays, both outlaw and fed. Then I realise that I’m wasting my energy on pondering such a perfect example of nihilism.


  14. JIM666 Says:

    Done well said we usually take up to 6 months for a through background check then from 6 months to when ever for a prospect period so far weve been lucky not to let in any scum 1 good thing is we know people from all over the states so sometimes we can locate someone that might know someone that knows this person. and some times these hangarounds get anxious.
    So our fix on that it telling them if they want it bad enough its worth waiting for.

    Respects to most here Virginia Jim aka Jim666

  15. John Deaux Says:

    Best answer I’ve heard to how much longer you got is,” as long as it takes “.

  16. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    Squirm Ashley Charles Wyatt you rat fuck and you too Rowe. You both need to be guilt soaked and lay awake each night in deep thought and torment for the betrayal and lies you have told over and over like good parrots for the Midget troll, Koz and Carr.

    Viva Los Vagos

  17. Rebel Says:

    Dear Stevo,

    I believe he is laughing.


  18. Rebel Says:

    Dear Goldsboro,

    Yeah I like the idea a lot but I think it is undoable. It isn’t easy to find out about these guys.


  19. RtC Says:

    I figure this piece should be included with the “Curbing John Carr”
    piece when it gets sent to our “officials”. Least that’s what I’m gonna do.
    This stuff needs to get spread nation-wide, especially to the “sheeple”!
    SOMETHING has got to wake these dumb-shits up. I’m afraid it won’t happen,
    until it happens to them, & guess what ya fuckin’ sheeple?! GAME OVER
    RESPECTS to the REAL

  20. Meh Says:

    Don’t forget government funding normally runs by fiscal year, so if it takes longer than one year for a candidate human to enter a preliminary position of some trust and another year-plus to be fully trusted that’s a significant filter.

    An outside infiltrator presumably has another “life” they want to return to so a Very Long Assignment would be both a financial and psychological deterrent.

    It might be wise to keep track of the ones who don’t make it in one location and retain their background data lest they turn up elsewhere like da proverbial bad penny.

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