Doc Cavazos Flipped

July 4, 2009

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Right this minute, open a beer or pour a shot. Walk outside and spill some on the ground. Love them or hate them, the Mongols Motorcycle Club will be missed.

Ruben “Doc” Cavazos flipped on January 23rd. He seems to have gone quickly and easily. He was the very first Mongol to plead guilty to count one of the indictment. He confessed that he led a murdering, drug dealing criminal conspiracy called the Mongols Motorcycle Club. He also confessed “that the Mongols Registered Trademarks afforded a source of influence over the RICO enterprise that defendant admits he established, operated, controlled, conducted and participated in the conduct of….”

“As part of his guilty plea (Cavazos) agreed to the forfeiture of all right, title and
interest in certain assets acquired or maintained by him as a result of his violation of (the RICO statute) including…the ‘Mongols Registered Trademarks’ or ‘marks'” and admitted that the marks were subject to forfeiture to the United States.

The government has also cited the guilty pleas to Count One of the Indictment by numerous defendants besides Cavazos as proof that the Mongols Motorcycle Club is a criminal conspiracy and the name and patch are subject to forfeiture. The government has argued that the pleas demonstrate “a nexus between the violation of which the defendant has been convicted (or to which he has pled) and the property sought.”

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Very soon, perhaps as early as Monday, July 6th, Judge Florence-Marie Cooper will authorize the enforcement of that seizure. Last weekend at a Mongols party, sources have told this page, ATF Agents seized a box of Mongols shirts. Those agents were either jumping the gun or they were practicing.

The day before that party, Assistant United States Attorney Steven R. Welk, Head of the Asset Forfeiture Section, had Cavazos’ attorney, Angel Navarro show Cavazos the final draft of a “Memorandum of Points and Authorities” and the government’s “proposed Preliminary Order of Forfeiture of Registered Trademarks.” Cavazos agreed to allow the forfeiture to begin now.

Technically, the forfeiture of the club trademarks are part of Cavazos’ sentence so the government needed his permission to start that part of his punishment now, before he is formally sentenced.

As soon as Judge Cooper approves the proposed order, the Department of Justice will begin running legal advertisements in newspapers announcing the forfeiture. The forfeiture will become irrevocable and final when Cavazos is formally sentenced. He is now scheduled to be sentenced on February 22nd, 2010.

Who Were The Mongols

The Mongols Motorcycle Club was founded in Los Angeles in 1969. The patch the Mongols wore throughout most of their existence was designed in 1970. Like most clubs during that era, the Mongols were greatly influenced by highly disciplined, profoundly alienated, Vietnam Veterans who had been infected with violence, calloused against mere materialism and greeted upon their return with contempt and scorn.

The Mongols were a relatively unknown club with fewer than 100 members until a dispute over their bottom rocker erupted in 1977. In their early days, the Mongols wore their current three piece patch with a bottom rocker that stated, for example, Long Beach or Southbay. In the mid 1970s some members of the club began wearing a bottom rocker that said California.

When the preeminent club in California, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, objected, the Mongols sewed on a tiny, second bottom rocker above the California rocker. The tiny rocker said Southern.

Some Angels allegedly took that as an insult and much unpleasantness ensued for decades. Men died for the Mongols patch. Men in more than one club died over the issue of the Mongols patch.

Doc Cavazos

The Mongols current troubles seem to spring from the day Doc Cavazos joined the club.

By his own account, Cavazos joined the Mongols without prospecting. In his first year, he has said, he recruited 200 new members who were more loyal to him than to the established hierarchy of the Mongols.

In the first seconds of a well known battle between members of the Mongols and members of the Hells Angels in Laughlin, Nevada in 2002, Mongols President Roger Pinney, a Vietnam veteran, was stabbed four times. While Pinney recovered and tended to the charge the government filed against him, Cavazos, the club’s Mother Chapter Sergeant at Arms, assumed control.

Cavazos may have reached his zenith on May 30, 2008. That evening Cavazos, his son, Lil’ Rubes, and three other Mongols attended the “Book Expo Celebrity Dinner” at a highly regarded place called Restaurant 208 in Beverly Hills. The Mongols were the honored guests of celebrity agent Alan Nevins.

Three months later, Cavazos was voted out of the Mongols in bad standing. Six weeks after that, the Department of Justice unleashed an army of militarized police to arrest Mongols in six states. Three months after that, seven months after his celebrity dinner, he gave up his club.

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239 Responses to “Doc Cavazos Flipped”

  1. Master Says:

    To G: If you’re looking for a REAL MC,,,,one that understands the meaning of BROTHERHOOD, I have a couple for you; The first is THE PAGANS MC – they understand what it means to be a BROTHER,,,,the second is the IRON HORSEMEN – also a great club. That is 2 that I know of,,,check them out!

  2. G Says:

    Hey Master

    thanks mate will look em up.

  3. theone Says:

    THE MONGOLS NOW ARE A WHY DIFFERENT CLUB THEN BACK WHEN DOC WAS AT TOP.. IF YOU BEEN A BIKER FOR 30 YEARS AND ITS TAKING YOU SO LONG TO FIND A CLUB TO RIDE WITH JUST KEEP RIDING BY YOURSELF.. THE PAGANS ARE GOING THROUGH WHAT THE MONGOLS HAVE GONE THROUGH YOU JUST CANT COME UP TO ONE OF THESE CLUBS AND ASK TO RIDE WITH THEM IT TAKES MORE THEN BEING A BIKER FOR OVER 30 YEARS MY FRIEND..

    MONGOLS MC 40 YEARS OF BROTHERHOOD VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJuwpB1lGpA

  4. G Says:

    Hey theone.
    I fully understand and appreciate your comment, I didn’t say I had not been in a Club though. But my friend I do enjpoy riding alone these days or with just a mate or 2 and when we travel we like to know where the decent Clubs are so we can plan ahead. Look for events like Poker Runs & Open bar nights etc.

  5. theone Says:

    G RIGHT ON MAN RIDE SAFE MY FRIEND..

  6. sled tramp Says:

    LOOKING TO MEET A CLUB AND WEAR COLORS ON A CUT JUST SO YOU CAN BE SOMEONE IS MEANINGLESS.WHAT IT’S ABOUT IS PROVING YOU HAVE HEART.IF YOU DO, THE RIGHT PEOPLE WILL SEE IT UNDER YOUR LEATHER.

  7. southsider Says:

    fuck da mongols………. thats what they get….

  8. G Says:

    Southsider FUCK YOU you two bit idiot. you have broken the number one rule which is……….It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

  9. cowboy Says:

    I’ve never met the RAT B!T# doc, But i did meet and hang out with some of the MONGOLS and they’ve always treated me like a friend and had my back. My respect and support for the MONGOLS(805) will always be there.

  10. cowboy Says:

    here is a little saying I came up with and its something I always think about:

    THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF BROTHERS, THERES THE ONES WHO GO THROUGH HELL WITH YOU BECAUSE THEY WANT TO AND THERE ARE THE ONES WHO GO THROUGH HELL WITH YOU BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO.

    the ones who go through hell with you because they have to are the ones who one day will turn their back on you.

    brother to all true brothers
    COWBOY 33

  11. g_mobb Says:

    That fool doc may have cut a deal but he’s f*cked his whole life. He may b in prison. But he still has to answer to la eme who happens to control almost if not every prison in cali. So yeah 2014 aint to long frm now but well c if he makes it that long

  12. Rebel Says:

    Dear g_mobb,

    Unless Brunwin is an even bigger bastard than I think he is, Doc Cavazos will be given a new identity and a new start in life. Right now his sentencing is scheduled for March, 2011. I don’t know his current residence. I have said before I think he is up at China Lake which surrounds Area 51. I know before he flipped he was in Berdoo but that was the last Doc sighting I know about. I don’t know whether he will disappear after his sentencing or become a celebrity. I would like to talk to the guy.

    I don’t know if he has fucked up his whole life or not. I would not be shocked to see him on Dancing With the Stars.

    Rebel

  13. RedneckLCSA13ICT Says:

    All kinds of love and respect for the BLACK & WHITE in the Mongols MC Nation!!! Glad to see you Brothers stood strong and won through and after all the federal scrutiny and certain turmoil. Sorry to drudge up a year old post just wanted to send my L&R as well as support. I just stumbled accross this blogspot, but have been keeping up with what’s been going on over the past several years via the grape-vine and a few great brothers.

    Love and Respect,
    Redneck-MoFo

  14. cya Says:

    Doc, COVER YOUR BUTT CHEEKS!!! DONT DROP THE SOAP…

  15. sol Says:

    Yup! I agree with T-Dog anyone could throw a felt on their pelt and call themselves anything. What makes a club is when it is acknowledged by all!

  16. Skinny Says:

    I just saw the Gangster Doc Mongol episode then by chance found this link and stayed up all night reading all the comments. Great stuff. Lots of bickering and crybaby stuff with a few actually seeing the big picture of wanting to protect the biker community. My club has chosen to be proactive in this regard. As a founding member of the CMOU, we along with other member clubs stand together to promote and protect our rights. I hope anybody watching this episode will see how the MC nation can be affected by bad people and bad management. Doc is shown as not caring about the MC community but as greedy and power hungry asshole which I bet gets bigger every day. He definitely provided a blueprint for what not to do for any future MC club leaders.
    The only question I’m left with is When do I write my book ?

  17. Phuquehed Says:

    You come on here and bitch…about people “bickering”, then promote your club as if it’s gods fucking gift? What and who the fuck are CMOU?

  18. Base Says:

    Phuquehed

    Found this after reading skinnys comment

    http://cmouonline.com/

    Respects
    Base

  19. Prospect Says:

    Phuquehead, brother, let me try.

    @ skinny,
    So you are gonna take us all under your wing and save us from ourselves? That it? You are a cunt.
    I want to introduce you to Budweiser, he’s a cunt too.
    Got a feeling the first chapter of your book will start where Hunter Thompson left off. Let’s see, you could head that chapter with “how I hooked up with some Bikers and got my ass kicked.” Or, “Hickory hurts!” “Bad people and bad management!!??” Were famous for that shit.
    Fuck you. (CMOU WTF!)

    Respects,

    Prospect, 150 mother fuckin days asshole
    RBF

  20. Prospect Says:

    @ Base
    Checked out the site. So, they can’t get into COC in their state so they do an end run? Sounds kinda like an Iron Order/cop Op.

    Respects,

    Prospect
    RBFFR

  21. Phuquehed Says:

    I just looked at the site too…doesn’t fucking impress me especially since parts of their “Mission” are:

    “Create effective communication within our community, dispel negative stereotypes and improve the image of motorcycle riders in general.”

    So, effective communication is bitching about people on a site who have something to say that has absolutely nothing to do with the CMOU cunt?

    Stereotyping posters on this site is *exactly* what that asshat CMOU “founding member” did.

    And, the fucktard didn’t “improve” a damned thing with his post.

    As far as I’m concerned, he can fuck off and die and keep his circle-jerk team at home. Like Prospect said…they allow anyone in the ‘group'(?), and I’d bet money that means pigs too…and he’s trying to ‘tell’ those who post on this site as if we can’t possibly know or understand what fuckupedness Doc has done and have to have it explained to us.

    (Not ranting -at- anyone else who posted about this guy’s post, just a rant about the cmou person’s post in general)

  22. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    Wow, I haven’t seen this thread for a while. I think the Wikipedia reference ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruben_Cavazos ) to a previous article ( http://www.agingrebel.com/435 ) was what led me to this site, though it may have been the general article on the club ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongols_motorcycle_club ).

    YYZ Skinhead

  23. WARTHOG Says:

    @Phuquehed,

    CMOU= Cops Mouthing Off Usually

    L&R,

    warthog

    FTP FTF FTW

  24. Ronbo Says:

    Phuquehed,
    Don’t sugar coat it. let it know how you really feel. Then go for a ride. This fucking idiot ain’t worth busting a blood vessel.

    Ronbo

  25. Ronbo Says:

    Warthog,
    Congrats on reaching your hard fought for goal. A good education ain’t cheap or easy.

    Ronbo

  26. Ronbo Says:

    And just who are the “bad people”? Do the run around in groups of 10, 20, 30 or more all dressed alike in bullet proof vest with machine guns and grenades? Faces covered in shame,in the middle of the night, in your backyard or…

    Nope it’s ok, it’s the police. Guess I got it wrong again.
    Good thing it’s the right yard.

    Ronbo

  27. BigV Says:

    I’m not sure what to think here. There are NC COC members who I know affiliate with CMOU, but I don’t know if THEY WOULD consider themselves affiliated or members. And it’s not my business, if they do or don’t.

    I know the NC Confederation of Clubs is a separate entity.

    I know of a “Skinny” who is affiliated with a COC club in the Piedmont region, but I’m not sure if this is the same brother. If it is, he is a well respected brother in a righteous, COC.

    Either way, I’m not sure that what he wrote was intended in the spirit it has been taken. I think the bickering he referenced is the cops, feds, shit stirrers, reporters, CI’s, and snitches that have posted in this thread trying to spread disinformation and dissension.

    BigV(Hillbilly in the Far Corner of the State)

  28. Prospect Says:

    @ Warthog
    Good on you man.

    Respects,

    Prospect
    RBR

  29. Rahlow Says:

    CMOU????
    I’m gonna have to do some askin’around……..never heard of ’em. That don’t mean they ain’t out here….just nobody gives a fuck about em or gives em any cred.

  30. Rahlow Says:

    OK, I stand informed, friends in the area do know this CMOU,,,

  31. WARTHOG Says:

    @Ronbo & Prospect,

    Thanks, respects to you both. FYI, 332 days.

    L&R,

    warthog

    FTP FTF FTW

  32. Snow Says:

    @ WARTHOG
    a big congrats to you my friend, I’ll toast a beer to you when I get home. How’s Jim doing these days?

  33. Sieg Says:

    I dunno…CMOU looks like it would be pronounced CHOMO. Don’t think I could ride with that.

    FTF/FTP
    TOSIAR
    5 to 1
    SYLO

  34. WARTHOG Says:

    @Snow,

    Thanks and respects to you, my friend. If all goes as I think it will, Jim will be free tomorrow. Really looking forward to seeing his posts again. Last kite I got he sent his thanks to you and a number of other solid guys I’m proud to be friends with as well. I’ll let him take care of that in his first post back, though.

    L&R,

    warthog

    FTP FTF FTW

  35. Drifter Says:

    Warthog typed; “If all goes as I think it will, Jim will be free tomorrow. Really looking forward to seeing his posts again.”

    Absol-focking-lutely…

    Congrats as well Warthog, and thanks for the updates on Jim…

    Respects….

  36. Paladin Says:

    WARTHOG,

    Congratulations on your earned promotion. Please pass along my best wishes to Jim.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),

    Paladin

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