On October 14, 2007, in a recorded conversation on a cell phone the ATF called “Target telephone 3,” former Mongols Motorcycle Club President Ruben “Doc” Cavazos told his former “right hand man,” Robert Lawrence “Lars” Wilson III to “man up” and “be a leader.”
The two are still partners in the same dance. Cavazos is still leading. Wilson still following. Cavazos entered into a plea and sentencing agreement with the Department of Justice on January 23rd. Wilson pled guilty to running a racket on March 27th. He pled guilty to something else on June 9th.
Leaders Get Low Security
This week Wilson is scheduled to be transported by United States Marshalls from a currently undisclosed location to the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Elkton, Ohio “to wait until his sentence or” until he is “called to testify against other defendants in the case. In addition, Mr. Wilson has information which may be useful to local law enforcement in Indiana, who will be better able to meet with him and the case agent if he is held in Ohio.”
FCI Elkton is a “low security facility housing male offenders” near Lisbon, Ohio. The prison is about 30 miles south of Youngstown, and 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The fact that Wilson pled to an additional charge last month and that he is still remembering things Federal agents find interesting proves the ongoing nature of this case. An indication of the size, scope and momentum of this investigation is that it has gotten too big to hide it all. Information has begun to appear in plain sight like rocks falling out of a glacier.
Lars Wilson and Doc Cavazos spent endless hours chatting on the phone like school girls. And, their numerous conversations have the surreal quality of a Steely Dan song. Something like “Pretzel Logic” from Pretzel Logic.
As Wilson was about to fly to Philly to “promote the club” Cavazos complained that everyone was trying to “whack” him and that the club was full of “traitors.” Wilson sympathized. Then a few months later on February 8, 2008, Wilson and Shawn Buss discussed their plans to seize control of the club from Doc.
Doc “participates” in the writing of his memoir. Doc talks to the History Channel’s Gangland “reality show,” chats about murders with a reporter and negotiates with HBO to produce a documentary about him and his club. Meanwhile, a pole camera watches as Cavazos parades back and forth in front of his house carrying a rifle – waiting for his very many enemies, ready to go mano a mano with the dreaded Gage Maravilla or the Avenues or the Eme or the HA.
I Have Never Met Napoleon
After September 7, 2007 video cameras and microphones installed in his home recorded every belch. Every word on his cell phone and land line were recorded. His son’s cell phone recorded every word he said. And, as Wilson was bragging that he planned to patch in 1,000 new Mongols at Daytona and take Florida away from the Warlocks and the Outlaws. Lil’ Rubes girlfriend was having coffee with ATF Special Agent John Ciccone.
The Feds knew when Wilson travelled to Daytona on October 20, 2007 to buy guns from the Outlaws. The Feds were listening when Cavazos and Wilson discussed using those guns to “take out” the Outlaws.
But I Plan To Find The Time
The Feds were listening on August 1st and September 13th, 2007 as the Mongols plotted and partied and bragged with the Pagans Motorcycle Club. The Feds were listening on January 10th, 2008 as Wilson ordered Mongols to drive the Pagans out of Baltimore.
Ciccone was listening as Wilson warned Doc about the formation of a “brotherhood” between the Bandidos and the Sons of Silence. They listened as he counted 20 members of the Henchmen Motorcycle Club in Gary, Indiana. And they were listening as Doc bragged back that everyone in California had to “recognize” him because “the state belongs to the Mongols.”
Well, I’ve seen ’em on the TV, the movie show
They say the times are changing but I just don’t know!
These things are gone forever
Over a long time ago, oh yeah!
The Feds are still listening to both of them because they are both still talking. No wonder HBO was willing to pay for a piece of this.