Prosecutors Promise Bandidos Pleas

October 11, 2016

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Prosecutors Promise Bandidos Pleas

Last Friday Richard L. Durbin, Jr, who is the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, distributed an enthusiastic press release announcing that former Bandidos Motorcycle Club sergeant at arms Justin Cole Forster had pled guilty to four of 11 counts in a superseding indictment against club officers and members filed last July 6.

Forster, the release announced, “faces up to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and extortion charges.”

120 Years

Unless Forster is dumber than dirt, he isn’t going to do life. The gun that prosecutors were holding to his head was manufactured out of a flurry of five drug deals made during about a three week period after the Twin Peaks shootout on May 17, 2015. The transactions occurred on May 21, 26 and 28 and on June 1 and June 7. The deals totaled about 156 grams of crystal methamphetamine which – since there were five separate deals and assuming the crank was not pure but rather “a mixture” – carried a potential penalty of 120 years in prison and a fine of $75 million. At least once, the indictment alleges, “Forster wore his Bandidos OMO ‘colors’ during the transaction.” So, assuming prosecutors were prepared to prove that, they had Forster on video.

OMO is an acronym for Outlaw Motorcycle Organization. Federal prosecutors have to say “organization” now because there is case law that says calling motorcycle clubs “gangs” is unfair.

The deals totaled about $4,200. Why a Bandidos national officer should be trying to raise money in the weeks after so many of his club brothers had been arrested and were being held on million dollar bails is anybody’s guess.

Games Feds Play

Forster agreed to plead guilty on October 3. The deal is secret and the details of the plea and sentencing contract Forster has made with the Department of Justice are obscured. The way it gets done now – here as in the Kingsmen case in New York or for that matter in the last George Christie case in Los Angeles – is that the defendant is actually re-arraigned when they make a deal. Forster was referred by District Judge David A. Ezra, who presides over the case, to Magistrate Judge Pamela A. Mathy who “heard” his plea and accepted it from the bench. The idea is to minimize the written record.

Forster was officially re-arraigned last Friday. His co-defendant Frederick Cortez also reached a plea agreement on October 3 and will be re-arraigned tomorrow.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Fuchs filed a sealed motion, with an attachment, this morning. That may have something to do with Forster’s or Cortez’ plea deals. In the new and improved America, that is something the public really has no right to know.

Official Newz

Instead, the people must depend on the reporting skills of government officials. Last Friday’s press release said:

“Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge Pamela Mathy today, Forster pleaded guilty to four charges contained in a superseding indictment, namely, count one – conspiracy to violate the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute; count three – conspiracy to commit violent crimes in aid of racketeering (VICAR); count six – conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and cocaine; and, count ten – conspiracy to interfere with commerce by extortion.”

“By pleading guilty, Forster, a member of the Bandidos OMO since 2006 and its National Sergeant at Arms since 2011, admitted that he conspired with others to participate in the affairs of the organization through a pattern of racketeering activity consisting of murder, attempted murder, robbery, extortion, interstate travel in aid of racketeering and drug trafficking.”

“Forster remains in custody pending sentencing scheduled for January 9, 2017, before Senior United States District Judge David A. Ezra in San Antonio.”

“This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the FBI, DEA and Texas DPS together with the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, New Braunfels Police Department, Seguin Police Department, San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.”

In addition to U.S. Attorney Durbin, the authors of last Friday’s fair and balanced report about what is going on in this Bandidos case were “Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division; Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division; Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw; and San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.”

An underlying, tacit assumption seems to be that everybody should know that you can always trust a policeman. And everybody should know that the policemen have absolutely nothing to hide about this Bandidos investigation. And that is how the press is playing this particular piece of news.

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22 Responses to “Prosecutors Promise Bandidos Pleas”

  1. Dasein Says:

    @ “hatassement,” I don’t know if Thomas Prines meant that, or if it were some miraculous typo, but it’s a GREAT new word! But “officially”, should probably be spelled “hatassment.”

  2. Thomas Prines Says:

    The amount of time and money these cock suckers devote to taking down bikers is insane and seriously sickening! You can steal a family’s home, a mans life savings, hell even tape his wife and child and you might get probation but throw on a patch and tour public enemy number one! It’s wrong and we’re taking it! We’re allowing our civil libertys and freedoms to be erased and we seem to be able to do shit. They start stacking the decades on in federal time and before you know it your facing 120 years or more and your head is spinning! Before you know it your jumping at a chance to take a deal for 20 years when in fact your guilty of no more than 1 years time. It’s insane and it’s scary!

    Rebel I have a great deal of respect for you sir! I know the life I’ve chosen and I know the chances of it ending bad are high. I’ve made that choice and I do it for the brother next to me but you? You put up with the hatassement, you deal with the bullying and risk your life ( I believe fully the Feds would kill you if they had the chance!) and you do it simply in the name of truth! You’ve taken the righteous and honorable path and some of us see it and appreciate it. Thank you sir.
    Respects to all those who still believe in honor, truth and the outlaw way!

  3. LoneWoofwoof Says:

    “If a Brother is confident that his family is taken care of and he will be protected….” he hasn’t been around very long. Pretty much, you are on your own.

  4. BMW Says:

    If a Brother is confident that his family is taken care of and will be protected, IMHO, he is more likely to fight. However between the corrupt judges and the crooked federal persecutors, the RICO act is never used as supposedly intended — against white collar criminal conspiracies — instead it is used as a “Bill of Attainder” (forbidden by both the Magna Carta and Article 3 of the United States Constitution) to press a victim/defendant into taking a deal, rather than having his entire family impoverished by the rapacity of the courts. It is noteworthy that the constitution forbids a writ of attainder even against those convicted of treason!

    FREE THE INNOCENT WHACO HOSTAGES!!!
    BMW

  5. Len Goveia Says:

    Decades long sentencing,life sentences vs brotherhood..That’s a stacked deck that favors the DA’ s and the assholes know it..These sealed deals are becoming common place and it don’t take much imagination to figure out why..don’t have no answers to solve this problem,though you can bet your ass it’s real..cover your ass,protect yourself, because today you end up in societies courts your fucked..It’s just that simple

  6. xplor Says:

    After 10 years if trying to bust the Bandidos again. The feds could not catch the Bandidos with dirty hands.
    They resorted to entrapment by arresting as many motorcycle riders as possible and making the bail a million dollars.
    They must have known by this time the Bandidos were a dry club.
    It took the national sergeant at arms 5 times to come up with the ordered drugs.

  7. puterindabasketchief Says:

    Ted was going to use a less obvious anagram, but he couldn’t make a cogent alias out of Cock Gobbler.

  8. jonny sumo Says:

    Ted Unlis?….dreadful anagram….Unlisted….officer humour….arf arf…

  9. panamaa Says:

    Hey Ted, you wouldn’t happen to be a teddy bear would you?

    Fuck you…

  10. Paco Says:

    Potmetal,

    Well stated, bet you don’t get an address

  11. Potmetal Says:

    ted,

    That persistently exhausted feeling you are perpetually saddled with is in response to the stress and anxiety you live with as a result of your life choices.

    I cant imagine what it must be like for you to wake up every day knowing that you are confined to keyboard warfare as your only outlet. Realising that you are compelled to attempt to incite drama as a means to generate anger, frustration, and contempt. Those likely being the only emotional responses that you can understand (again, secondary to your life choices).

    It must be a living hell to feel so morally and academically superior to a population you despise, yet so demoralizingly unfair to realize you will never have the courage to personally confront the “terrible bikers” that obviously inhabit your head, rent free.

    Try this champ, step away from your safe space, grow a backbone, and pay a visit to the local scooter well. From there you have a very binary decision; pick out a 1%er and start telling him how awful of a person he is, or quietly return to your car, calm down and stop shaking. Once your stable drive back home like the pussy you will always be.

    I find you slightly more entertaining than a Hillary Clinton striptease, and that’s reaching. So don’t come on to Rebel’s site spewing your bullshit unless your man enough to have this discussion in person.

    I have plenty of gas money so feel free to send me an address and I’ll save you the trip and the option of demonstrating your cowardice.

    So yeah motherfucker, I’m calling you out. You gonna hold your mud, or be a bitch?

  12. Hangaround Says:

    Some of this is such ridiculous bullshit.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/326797712/Bandidos-RICO-Superseding-Indictment#from_embed

    Profiting from having raffles.
    Possessing firearms supposedly for the purpose of confrontation. Since when can you be accused of something relating to a crime that hasnt even been proved to happen?
    Traveling to serve as protection? When is accompanying someone a crime?

    arrrgh. FTW!

  13. LoneWoofwoof Says:

    In the end, self preservation often wins out. If your choice is dying in a black hole, or living in the sunshine,…………well, you can guess what happens. For some, (a few) the “Brotherhood” factor wins out, for many, the “every man for himself” factor eventually prevails. How many people that you’ve come to know in life do you trust 100%?

  14. fozz Says:

    whatever happened to sergent Shultz ( hogans heroes) least he had brains enough to say, quote, I KNOW NOTHING

  15. Rebel Says:

    Dear Ted Unlis,

    Thank you reading, you fucking moron.

    Your pal,
    Rebel

  16. NCRider Says:

    Teddy Bear Unlis – You worthless piece of shit. You would not say any of your crap to Rebel’s face or a 1%’s face. We all know your type, Officer.

    Cathy

  17. LoneWoofwoof Says:

    “Forster, a member of the Bandidos OMO since 2006 and its National Sergeant at Arms since 2011”

    Just my opinion, but there must be some real lack of brains to put a guy with 5 yrs in as National Sgt. at Arms.

  18. Ted Unlis Says:

    Who woulda thunk? Instead of the the bullshit Rebel reported a couple of months ago about the government case crashing and burning with Lawyers representing the 1%ers allegedly forcing the Feds to out the spies who provided information necessary to put a bunch of Bandidos and their affiliates in prison, “Brothers” are cutting deals to save their own ass and let someone else do serious time.

    When it comes down to the nut cutting as the Twin Peaks organized crime murder cases go to trial, expect more of the same when “Brothers” cop a plea to a lessor offense and/or have charges dismissed in exchange for testimony that will put many a biker who participated in the murderous melee in a prison cell.

  19. Neuro Says:

    This comes as a bad surprise.

  20. Gandalf Says:

    It doesn’t seem to be a good time for Bandits to be pleading guilty to anything…. Or am I missing something? Better to let it go to trial and wait for appeal to overturn the conviction. Now more than ever. Terrible timing. Dude could have waited… stalled. Something. Just my opinion.

  21. Ben Says:

    The troubles of this Cossack are over. RIP. http://www.kxxv.com/story/33355725/man-driving-stolen-mot

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