Two more former members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club have agreed to Plea and Sentencing Agreements with the Department of Justice.
The men are Shawn “Monster” Buss and Ramon “Speedy” Contreras.
Buss, a former Mongols chapter President has pled guilty to one count of racketeering. Buss has stated to the court that he “carried weapons and engaged in acts of violence…in furtherance of a criminal enterprise.”
Specifically, Buss has admitted that in December, 2006 he and other Mongols “beat an African-American at the Tokio Lounge in Hollywood, California;” that in January, 2007 in San Diego he and other members of the club assaulted “a Hells Angels supporter and forced him to surrender his Hells Angels clothing at a Chuck-E-Cheese restaurant;” and that among several other statements, he participated in “a Mongols National Presidents meeting… on July 26, 2008.”
Buss also stated that “members and associates” of the Mongols Motorcycle Club “would commit racketeering offenses including narcotics trafficking.” As part of the deal Buss also promised to “be truthful at all times with the court.”
As part of the deal, Buss will probably be sentenced to between 21 and 33 months in prison.
Contreras also pled guilty to one charge of racketeering and told the court that he was guilty of several minor offenses. Any defendant must confess to at least two separate instances of criminal activity on behalf of a “criminal enterprise” in order to be guilty of racketeering.
Contreras has admitted that “as a member of the Mongols criminal enterprise…(he) knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine with members and associates of the Mongols Gang.” He also admitted maintaining a stolen motorcycle and has promised to be truthful with the court.
Contreras faces a sentence of 12 to 18 months in prison.
Last October, 79 members and former members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club were indicted on numerous charges including racketeering. So far, 26 of those defendants have agreed to plead guilty in return for some prosecutorial consideration.
Eighteen of those deals remain sealed under order of the court. Besides Buss and Contreras, Abram “Cane” Wedig, Ricardo Gutierrez, John “Weto” Newman, Christopher “Punk Rock” Loza, Juan Manuel “Listo” Nieves and William “Dago Bull” Shawley are known to have entered into Plea and Sentencing Agreements.