Jeremy Halgat Case Continues

October 2, 2014

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Using trickery and deceit, the Department of Justice continues to torment a Vago named Jeremy “Maniac” Halgat with a spurious prosecution. Halgat was targeted for prosecution during a much ballyhooed law enforcement stunt called Operation Pure Luck in Las Vegas. The government declared victory on June 27, 2013 and if Halgat or his lawyer had more cooperatively played their parts he would have taken a bad plea deal. He did not.

One of the dirty tricks our government has used against Halgat is to charge him and make him defend himself in two, parallel federal prosecutions called USA v. Wickham et al. and USA v. Halgat et al. The idea was simply to provide prosecutors with a second chance to ruin Halgat’s life if they lost one of the cases. It is increasingly common prosecutorial game that has the added advantage of making it unreasonably difficult for the press, and hence the people, to make sense of what is going on in the courthouse

One of the unavoidable deceits in Halgat’s cases was that a cynical Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy named Agostino Brancato, who is an experienced casual employee for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – the ATF calls these clowns Tactical Field Officers – simply lied to make a case against Halgat. He lied more than two years ago. Prosecutors have known for more than a year that Brancato lied. He didn’t simply strew his victim’s path with banana peals in hopes he would slip. He lied.

I Can’t Help

This is exactly what happened, although for the sake of narrative brevity this is not all the unethical and possibly illegal things Brancato and the ATF did: Brancato patched into the Vagos Motorcycle Club in Vegas and for two years he tried to entice the Vagos and members of other clubs like the Mongols to do something more illegal than speeding. After two years the ATF had so much invested in the case that they had to justify the investigation lest all their precious, $200,000 a year careers be ruined.

In August 2012 Brancato tried to entice Halgat into trafficking cocaine and, on tape, Halgat replied, “I can’t…I can’t fucking, I can’t help.” Eventually in that conversation, Halgat reluctantly told his club brother he might know a guy who knew a guy. He said, “the only thing I can contribute is, hey this is my home boy, I trust him. This is my home boy, I trust him, whatever you do, and if it fucks up….”

More than a month later, on September 19, 2012, Halgat agreed to introduce Brancato to Udell Wickham, his future co-defendant in one of his cases. Wickham sold Brancato an ounce of cocaine and was recently sentenced to five years probation. Unfortunately for the ATF, Wickham was not a Vago and the whole point of the undercover investigation was to charge Vagos. So that night, during a tape recorded debriefing, Brancato proposed just lying about what Halgat had done.

Like As Far As I’m Concerned

“This is what I’m thinking,” Brancato mused. “Like as far as I’m concerned fucking Maniac sold me this fucking ounce, Bro. I mean, really. Yeah. Well, that’s what I’m thinking. Well, this is what I’m thinking, Bro is that on the QP, we do it the same way. Let Maniac…I give Maniac the money, he goes in there, brings it back to me,da, da, da. And then on the next one, I’m like hey, Bro, can I just go to him direct and I’ll still give you the money and now I have a sale of QP with him. You know what I’m saying? With Udell, without him, so now, he owns one and then this guy and Maniak owns one. Well, alright, so we may need a little bit more. We maybe have to do a little bit more. That’s…which is perfect. Yup.”

Brancato then discussed how he would falsify his Report of Investigation. Anecdotal evidence suggests that what Brancato did is standard operating procedure in ATF investigations. What makes Brancato unique is that most ATF employees aren’t so stupid or sloppy as to audio record themselves when they decide how best to frame some guy.

Outrageous Government Conduct

Eventually Halgat’s lawyer, the esteemed Melanie A. Hill, moved for a dismissal of the charges against Halgat on the grounds of “outrageous government conduct” and a Federal Magistrate Judge named Cam Ferenbach recommended the dismissal of  the indictment against Halgat in Wickham. And, since the two cases against Halgat were basically the same a dismissal in Wickham should lead, everywhere but Wonderland, to the dismissal of the second case titled Halgat. But Ferenbach was not the presiding judge in either case.

Those cases are being heard by two District Court Judges named Andrew Gordon and Jennifer Dorsey. And of course due process must be followed, particularly when due process works to the advantage of the prosecution. And the prosecutors both objected and stalled.

Finally Tuesday, Gordon and Dorsey held a joint status conference and agreed to hold a joint evidentiary hearing to determine whether both cases against Halgat should be dismissed. That evidentiary hearing is scheduled for November 5th, 6th, 7th and 13th before both judges. If the judges do not dismiss the cases against Halgat then he will stand trial on the charges in January.

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32 Responses to “Jeremy Halgat Case Continues”

  1. RtC Says:

    Best of luck to Vago Halgat! Wish they could install Judge Story(if I
    remember correctly) from the Georgia AOA case!! He seems to have common
    RESPECTS for the REAL

  2. RtC Says:

    Dammit! Should have been VAGO MANIAC

  3. Phuquehed Says:

    The two judges *know* that the feds have fucked up and should make shit stop right this fucking instant instead of waiting it out.

    Makes one wonder too what kind of fucked up childhood the faggots that turn into alphabet soup badge carriers lived. They’re pussies, lawbreakers, liars, bullies (so long as they have a gun and you don’t), dishonorable, miscogenists (sp?), and diploma-from-name-the-place or not they’re mostly dumber than a sack of dog shit. What, in their early lives makes a kid turn into something like that?

    I hate saying ‘good luck’ to the Vago who’s having to go through this hell, as it feels so weak, but it’s all I got and I sure do hope the best turns out for him and his Brothers.

  4. CN Says:

    The Vox Populi on the East Coast is when you’re out West, if you come across the Vagos MC you’ll be treated with hospitality, if you show respect you’ll actually get respect which unfortunately is a dying art of sorts, sad to say. The Vox is true. I personally hope ya’ll beat this thing and all those things to come as surely they will given the jealousy and envy born of covetouusness on the part of your cowardly enemies.

  5. VAGO 1%er Says:

    This is just amazing. How is it we have allowed the government employees we pay to become so fucking devious, so suppressive. How do we stop this?

    Shit fire & fuck me!

  6. VAGO 1%er Says:


  7. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    Mr. Halgut may indeed see victory, and I hope he does. Given the unbelievable bullshit pulled by Brancato it seems dismissal is the only possible outcome. It pisses me off that he has to keep waiting for it.

    Victory will be sweet. But he wont get his 18 months back, or the money he spent on his defense, or the things he and his family had to sacrifice for this sham. And that chaps my ass beyond belief. Who holds the ATF accountable? Who holds Deputy Brancato accountable? Who holds the prosecutor who actually filed on this bullshit accountable?

    The case being dismissed just does seem like enough.

  8. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    My apologies, I misspelled Mr. Halgat’s name in my post.

  9. UnaffiliatedObserver Says:

    Every time I’ve rolled through Searchlight, that place gave me the willies.

    It always felt like a setup, even just driving through.

    Do they still keep a k9 posted at both ends of town?

    I hope for the best.

  10. jj solari Says:

    i cannot believe a department run by eric cockholder would use trickery and deceit. he’s a fine a piece of white-hating marxist shitpile as ever held office.

  11. Base Says:

    “Law Enforcement”

    (Fed & State) are over run with psychopaths.

    With an over abundance of antisocial behavior displayed by their employees, combined with an absolute diminished empathy of any kind and lack of remorse for their conduct or for the damage to people & property .

    Such disinhibited or bold behavior & lack of moral character should not go unpunished. It is a common personality trait among these orginizations

    Have to extend props to Halgat for not accepting a deal and standing up to these low lives. Make no mistake that is what these people are, the prosecutors’, agents, informants all of them, they are low lives. Even though it is little help or consequence to this man considering the hard ship and damage he & his family have, and continue to endure.

    At the conclusion of such incidents where it is obvious misconduct on the part of the Justice Department there should be some compensation not only from the offices or government entity’s, but from the individuals themselves. They should be obligated to make Mr Halgat whole and even better off than he was before their transgression into his life.


  12. panamaa Says:

    Good god almighty… What the fuck have we come to when our own government contunes fabricates crimes against the very people they swore to protect… Even when they KNOW they’re fucking up, the continue fucking up…. It’s kinda like, “Hey, I send you to fuck up and you fuck it up along the way”…

    I know that shit happens all the time but I feel there will come a day when they fuck with the wrong person and a big, big wall will come tumbling down… I can dream, right?

    Respects to those…

  13. BMW Says:

    Judges can, and SHOULD censure attorneys who bring bogus cases into court. It is grounds for disbarment for an attorney to knowingly present a witness who falsely testifies about the facts of a case. Until a few of these DOJ princesses presenting the false cases face censure, suspension or actual disbarment, we can expect the false cases to continue.

    Judges are drawn from corporate attorneys, almost exclusively, and tend to go along with the status quo — no matter what the statute reads — just as they learned while advising the corporations. If federal judges were elected, we could find people from other walks of life represented in the federal judiciary, and maybe common sense would prevail.

    L,H&R TO ALL 1% RIDERS!!!

  14. John Deaux Says:

    Best wishes to all Vagos on beating the fabricated crimes. It’s a sad day when our government stoops so low to in prison it’s citizens.
    FTF. FTP. FTW.

  15. panamaa Says:

    Dear Rebel,

    By the way, thank you for continuing to keep us informed as to the surreptitious means our government regresses to in order to suppress the fundamental rights of those they deem “unworthy”….

  16. shovelNY Says:

    another example of fine police behavior:

  17. RVN69 Says:

    Lady justice is supposed to be a blind arbiter of the facts, but the facts are that most judges are active members of the persecution team.

    Best of luck to Vago “Maniac” and the Vago Nation.


  18. POBOBmc Says:


  19. Jim666 Says:

    I’ve seen some fucked up shit from cop`s fed`s and prosecutors, But this is one of the most fucked up cases I’ve ever heard of.
    A while back there was a big write up on yahoo news about how the fed`s invent crimes where there otherwise would be none, but thats where it ended, no follow up no nothing.
    Now we all know the fed`s don’t lie,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ok now that that`s outta the way.
    Where do they “fed`s” find these people ?
    Good luck to those involved, as has been said over and over again it`s hard to beat an endless supply of money..

  20. Jim666 Says:

    @ shovelNY

    That article reminded me of being pulled over one night in an old mustang I had for defective equipment and then searched, Seems the cops were looking for something that would have been wrapped in foil and smelled like starting fluid, well they found some foil in the back floorboard less the smell of starting fluid more like peanut butter, I told them it was probably peanut butter from a sandwich from work needless to say the cop was so pissed he pulled my tags for a leak in my exhaust,
    Fuck em


  21. Shyster Says:

    The pig Brancato would flash fat rolls of $100.00 Bills to entrap and entice otherwise law abidiing Patch Holders into inquiring as to his means of affluence. The pig would then spin tales of criminality and his need for assistance into his life of drug supplying and firearms dealing. All the while choosing those club members who were most down on their luck and in need of cash to pay the rent, feed the family and otherwise scratch out ones existence.

    I know. I counseled two such patch holders in my Hollywood office last year. Does your lady know you were banging the bartender from the Leatherneck Club?

    There is no depth that these pigs, State or Federal, will go in their circle jerk fantasies of achieving a RICO indictment against MC’s. Agostino Brancato, Angel Ramirez, Pete Parent/Granados and the pig who was present 30 minutes before me at Glendora P.D. In November 2011, your lives are meaningless. Fuck all you putos. You all should have ended up on a tube sock cum rag.

    Still undefeated.


  22. Phuquehed Says:

    Kick their asses, Shyster! I dig reading your posts when you’re laying waste to the air-wasting pigs!

  23. RVN69 Says:

    @Shyster, If only their mama’s had swallowed.


  24. The Kraut Says:

    They have mamas?

    Here all the time I thought they were “GarBoon creatures”

    GarBoons are what happens when oinker baby batter contacts a fresh turd in a porta potty…instant baby oinker

    Respects to those who warrant respect


  25. RVN69 Says:

    @The Kraut, yeah, your probably right, their mama’s were probably ass fucked and when the goo came in contact with the poo a little piglet was formed.

    FTF, FTP, ACAB, Fuck all Rats.

  26. Jim666 Says:


  27. Meh Says:

    “The pig would then spin tales of criminality and his need for assistance into his life of drug supplying and firearms dealing.”

    Assume all major drug and all illegal firearms transactions of any size are setups. Act accordingly.

    As long as those avenues of attack work at all they will be used. They can be negated by taking Shyster’s wise counsel and not fucking doing them. No need exists for illegal weapons when creativity allows easy legal acquisition, and no need exists to do drug deals. Those activities aren’t rebellious, just gifts to the police state which is why they are so popular for entrapping the stupid.

    Don’t want to be a victim? Refuse to be a chump and avoid people who ASK YOU TO COMMIT FELONIES FOR THEM. That might be a teensy tiny miniscule clue they are not your friend, or if they were your friend that the are something different now.

    Provocateurs are only effective if someone follows their lead.

  28. C-dog Says:

    Birds of a feather flock together! If you’re a biker in a biker gang then expect there to be issues with the PO-PO. Just ride and be free, no dues, no church, no bullshit…

  29. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    Really? So the only people that can have a MC Brotherhood is the pig callers and the badge carrying pricks? Do me a big fucking favor STFU & MYOB.

    Don’t be stupid.

    Viva Los Vagos

  30. Base Says:


    Providing your not some troll you miss the point completely if you believe this sort of thing happens only to MC’s.

  31. Rusty Says:

    Hey cdog, you have no clue.

  32. bcnasty Says:

    @cdog, apparently you either live in a area with no popo , or you never get out. Around here a simple traffic stop will get the pigs requesting to check your bags, look bike over for any support and want to look at your tatts. I have not patched in over twenty years and still get shit on. This case is a simple measure of the supreme being police departments shitting all over citizens rites. Whats next, searching Red Sox fans as they enter a Yankees game because of a past history. If you do not wake up to our rites being taken away daily they win. Funny how you can fucking vote in America without identification but you have no id on a motorcycle and away you go. fuck pigs

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