Former Mongol Lawrence Robert “Lars” Wilson, III was resentenced to time served on July 15. Wilson has been free and living in an undisclosed state for an undisclosed length of time.
Like other gigantic chunks of the federal case United States v. Cavazos et al., everything about Wilson remains a state secret. The plea and sentencing agreements Wilson made with the Department of Justice agreed to on March 27, 2009 and June 9, 2009 remain sealed. The transcript of the proceedings on Christmas Eve, 2008, when Wilson orally agreed to cooperate with prosecutors remain sealed.
So much of this case has been prosecuted en camera stellata that it is valid to wonder in what country this case is being tried and what matters of national defense are at stake.
Fog Of Prosecution
The ongoing wrangling between Ruben “Doc” Cavazos and his son, Ruben “Lil Rubes” Cavazos, Jr., and prosecutors over what their betrayal of their former club brothers is worth remains sealed. What does loom through the fog of prosecution is the probability that Lars Wilson was the first domino to fall.
Doc Cavazos agreed to testify after learning that he had been betrayed by Wilson, who he once called his “right hand man” and by Confidential Informant 6, Coconut Dan Horrigan. Cavazos also agreed to cooperate in return for some leniency for his son. The son agreed to cooperate on the advice of and out of love for his father. Now both Cavazos seem to think they are being betrayed again.
What looms more clearly through the bellowing judicial smoke machines and disco balls is that Wilson became an SOI, a “source of information,” for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sometime before October 2008. There is no documentation for this and there probably never will be but if many ponies go into the box canyon and few ponies come out it doesn’t take Woodward and Bernstein to figure out where the stolen horses got are.
Wilson was essential to the patching of at least four ATF Agents into the Mongols Motorcycle Club. He has been essential to prosecutions of both the Pagans and the Outlaws. Federal police probably milked as much out of him as they could and he got his reward.
In the end his interests were represented by a Los Angeles attorney named Ellen M. Barry. On July 15, “defense counsel, the court, and the government discussed the fact that (Wilson) would be released from custody in Los Angeles, but resides in another state. There was a discussion related to the confidential nature of defendant’s residence.”
“At the time of resentencing in this case,” Barry reminded Judge Otis D Wright three weeks later, “defense counsel made oral representations regarding defendant’s travel arrangements, and the court suggested that counsel submit a proposed order to authorize payment, so that when counsel submitted her bill, she may be reimbursed.”
“Counsel has expended $425.74 via Expedia to make travel arrangements for defendant.”
In a case that has so far cost at least $150 million, Lars Wilson’s end was a $425.74 plane ticket. His attorney had to front him the money.
Shhh. It is all still secret.