Portillo Breaks Silence

June 10, 2018

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Portillo Breaks Silence

The last time former Bandidos Motorcycle Club national vice-president John Xavier Portillo was free was the morning of January 6, 2016.

He was arrested and held without bail on what, at the time, seemed like contrived and easily refutable charges. On the advice of his attorneys, Robbie Ward and Mark Stevens, Portillo did not testify in his own defense. His defense rested after calling five character witnesses.

On May 17, after a three-month trial, after deliberating for two days, a jury of eight men and four women found Portillo and former Bandidos president Jeffrey Fay Pike guilty of Racketeering Conpiracy; Murder in Aid of Racketeering; Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Aid of Racketeering; Conspiracy to Commit Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering; Aiding and Abetting Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering; Aiding and Abetting Discharging a Firearm during a Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Murder; Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and cocaine; possession with Intent to Distribute cocaine; Conspiracy to Interfere with Commerce by Threats or Violence; and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Portillo spoke to The Aging Rebel last week.

Cherry Picked

“I will touch on a few things I think we can talk about without me digging a deeper hole.

“They cherry picked everything I said and turned it into what they wanted it to mean. They call it spin. I call it lying. If all my taped conversations were played in full, you would have known what I was talking about. And yes, I do change subjects in mid-sentence and come back to it later. The DEA agent, Chad Lloyd, said it was ‘code talk.’ That guy lied so much on the stand he wouldn’t know the truth from code, from spin and on and on. He was well coached. All the rats were well coached. They should all get a Golden Globe or an Adult Video Award for ‘Best Oral Scene.’

“You are not the first to tell me I am hard to find. I have been here in the Central Texas Detention Center for two years. I was in Guadalupe County for five months and then brought back here. They want to erase me from being an American citizen.

Forfeiture

“I want you to know about (Assistant United States Attorney) Eric Fuchs. He is trying to get my home through civil forfeiture. My home that I have owned and lived in for 31 years! I bought my home in 1987 – 10 years before I became a full patch member of the club. I made 20 years of payments on an FHA loan. The reason for the forfeiture is that it ‘was headquarters for the RICO enterprise.’ Fuck! You would think an enterprise would find a bigger and better place!”

“What happens to my wife, my 15-year-old daughter, my two dogs if they take my house? That is a chicken shit move by Fuchs. He screws me out of my life and he still wants more.”

Some of the rats have two homes, numerous cars, bikes, trucks and they have never held a job and they are losing nothing. I have worked full time for 41 years. The last 22 as a state licensed air conditioning contractor. My first job out of high school was as a union newspaper pressman and I am still a member-at-large of the Teamsters Union in the printing trades. I hope they don’t try to pin that Jimmy Hoffa thing on me. You know, spin.”

“I was just trying to make an honest dollar and get by.”

Merla

“My lawyer was handcuffed. He was shackled, gagged and twice threatened with sanctions. He was twice reminded that he was in federal court and talking to a federal judge. The judge said he was perplexed by Mr. Stevens. In my world, I think that means that Eric Fuchs wasn’t messing with a court appointed lawyer and so he needed all the help he could get. And, he got a lot of it.

“This was not my first rodeo with Fuchs. He was once a state prosecutor and he wanted me to cooperate or testify on the structure of the club. He wanted me to lie. To get a conviction of a member named Roger Zapata for aggravated assault. I refused and basically told him to go fuck himself. Then he had me screwed up for somebody else. So, when I saw his name on the federal indictment, I knew he was still mad about that 2010 conversation.

“Let me tell you about (Richard) Merla. (Merla was one of the principal witness against Portillo and Pike.) He was Andrew ‘Corky” Gomez’ bitch dog. Gomez controlled him. He only listened to Gomez. Gomez was (intimate with) his sister. Gomez brought him into the club. I ran him off. He was out of control. He was an idiot when he was drinking. He could not face a man hand to hand. He had to do it when they turned their back to him. Gomez put him up to all this crap yet he walks away.”

Cossacks

“Now, about the Cossacks. Like I have said before, I have never met one or seen one until that day in Waco (May 17, 2015) and that was on the news. Yes, I think it has everything to do with the RICO case in San Antonio. I was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering AGAINST THE COSSACKS! Where the hell did that come from?! Never did that come out of my mouth.

“Anybody who knows me knows I will give you my best in a good, old-fashioned. Texas fist fight. I did not know that fist fighting was a RICO offense. One of the things that put a thorn in my ass and had me pissed off was rat packing. Six on one. Beating of a brother with one arm in Longview, Texas. Then the beating of Roland Campos on the side of the road in Lorena, Texas. And, then the shooting of two brothers riding their bikes through Monahans, Texas in June of 2015. That was why I made that comment on that rat’s baby wire about putting a .357 in my wife’s shirt when I rode through Abilene.
“None of this came out in court. Not that it would have mattered.

“The problem with the Bandidos in Eric Fuch’s world is that we don’t call the police like the Cossacks do so none of this is documented.

“Another thing that had me hot and pissed off was the tattoo and patch these Cossacks were wearing. My art work is not too good.”

The patch to which Portillo referred is circular patch, similar to the so-called Bandidos “support cookie” with a reproduction of the sombrero in the Bandidos logo. The sombrero has a slash through it and is framed by the phrase “No Tacos.”

“This is what I was supposed to eat for a Texas rocker. Doesn’t seem like a coexisting friendship in Texas to me.”

Jury

“One last thing I am upset about is this. How can a jury digest three months of testimony and return a verdict of guilty on all counts with maybe 12 hours of jury room time. Something happened in there. Maybe being bused in every day by armed marshals scared them. Man, there was no physical evidence or anything like that. Just paid informants saving their asses. My lawyer caught them all lying on cross examination about their interviews with the DEA, FBI and Texas DPS.”

“I know I have a long road ahead of me.”

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57 Responses to “Portillo Breaks Silence”

  1. Iron Rider Says:

    When the Feds want to stack the deck and get you in federal court, it’s an uphill battle your lawyer has to ask the judge for permission to file almost anything. Look at Rebels reporting on that trial, there is so much that couldnt be reported it isnt even funny, everything under seal so no one outside of the court can see just what evidence there is and who gathered it.

    The Feds cobbling shit together from whatever and wherever there can to make some semblance of a case to get an indictment ( which they can almost indict a ham sandwich ) isnt anything noteworthy, but when your a defendant your battling up hill from the start with the feds doing everything they can to obfuscate things a defense counsel should have access to, and if the Judge is pro fed, well good luck in getting anything that looks like a fair trial.

    Honestly if this were in state court I think Portillo and Pike would have walked

  2. oldskewl Says:

    Gandalf, yea, I mistook your name for James Crawford (my bad) but you’re just as big of fucking idiot as he is. What kind of fucked off name is Gandalf anyway? Did patch holder give you that name…? Didn’t think so.

    Obviously you haven’t retained any of that club knowledge you’ve read about on the web. Stick to what you know, cleaning toilets seems to be on par with your shitty attitude. Must be a janitorial website you guys all frequent.

  3. freebird Says:

    Anybody who knows me knows I will give you my best in a good, old-fashioned. Texas fist fight.

    Days gone by……. Maybe some day it will be popular again

  4. Phuquehed Says:

    Fuck the feds. Liars, con-men, pussies, unethical, gutless worms one and all.

    Fuck the cocksacks…all the above and more. Air-wasting fucktards and rats. One and all of them need to test the warning label on a plastic bag and make this planet a better place.

    ACAB FTP FTIO TOSIAR

  5. Boom Boom Says:

    How apropos that “zed” chooses to use the name of the rapist, butt fucking, bad cop from “Pulp Fiction” as his handle here…I love what Bruce Willis’ character said: “Zeds Dead”… can’t happen soon enough.

  6. Mark Says:

    Hindsight is 20/20 and isn’t going to get anyone out of jail, sadly, very sadly. Reading what Portilla had to say was straight up and I believe him. I honestly believe he ment it when he said, he would rather old fashion Texas fist fight first. My money is on believing him on that, if he had to really deal with some A-hole, he would do it himself and not pass it on to someone else to do his business. He made himself very clear. Yea, these guys got fucked over and that’s that. The part that eats at me is, these underachievers in government do not go after real criminals for reasons that don’t add up to me. Look at all the out of control murders just over the border in Mexico that are coming to the US. People being hacked to pieces and dumped on the streets. Mass graves, many being put in drums of acid to destroy their bodies. This is shit the nazis didn’t do and this violence is being exported from Mexico into the USA. So what are the people in the Criminal Justice System doing, not much and wasting huge resorces on BS like setting up Waco to get at 2 men in San Antonio. The resorces that we Americans pay for that were wasted for “prize arrest and trials” for nothing but PR, Bull Shit. Those wasted resources could have saved many lives. A lot of poor people live in area with butchers that rape and kill their daughters, hacking them to pieces. And these two men were a target with how many hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars and huge amounts of man hours, totally wasted and not one single person is better off but for maybe those and their careers in the government. They will even get trophies and awards to hang on their walls. And for what, hiding behind, Show arrest and trials because they don’t want to chance dealing with very ruthless and extreme violent killers.
    This trial was a sad day for America and many are going back over what the hell went wrong, becaue it helps the pain. Anyone that values their freedom and the freedoms of others felt pain as a result of this sham trial. I know I have and it it’s not just madding but painful to watch this kind of shit going down. No one wants to see their country turn into a Bull Shit circus and we all just got to see that. But the one thing that I can not and never will understand is, how people can go into a courtroom, take an oath to tell the truth. Then look into the eyes of people that had their backs and lie and fuck them over and fuck their families over, by destroying them with chickenshit lies. To save themselves from their own mistakes. But its not over for them, those kind of snitches end up in hell and likely are seen like Chomo’s in prison here on earth. No question about it, there’s a special place in hell just waiting for them.

  7. Gordo Says:

    Not referring to Mr Portilla in my comment

    Ie CI’S/UC’S/RATS ETC.

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