The Forbidden Ones’ Case

October 17, 2012

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The Forbidden Ones Motorcycle Club of Brooklyn, NY made the Daily News again today.

In June, the club was accused of working for a Brooklyn landlord who wanted to “terrorize tenants out of” his apartments. The Post, another amusing New York tabloid quoted an attorney for the tenants as saying, “The landlord has hired thugs to drive the tenants out of the building…It’s like the Hotel Altamont over there.”

The attorney, Thomas Hillgardner, was referring to a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway near San Francisco in December 1969. A Hells Angel prospect named Alan Passaro stabbed a seven-foot-tall crank fiend with a gun named Meredith Hunter to death near the stage. The incident became the dramatic highlight of a film called Gimme Shelter and although Passaro was later found to have acted in self-defense the film footage has become a standard component of stories about the “motorcycle gang menace” in America.

It hasn’t been quoted in the Forbidden One’s case yet but the story is still new. Already the Daily News has labeled the club “The Grandads of Anarchy” and “leather-clad biker goons.” To see how journalism should really be done you can read the tabloid’s wonderfully unbiased account of the arrests here.

The CI

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began investigating the club on October 21, 2010 after an ATF agent named Thomas Kalogiros turned a patched member of the club into a confidential informant. According to Kalogiros arrest complaint:

“The CI’s information has been corroborated by independent evidence including consensual recordings and observations by law enforcement. The CI has three prior felony convictions including convictions for burglary, grand larceny and excape. During debriefing the CI advised the government he has been involved in narcotics trafficking involving crack cocaine and discharging a weapon in connection with drug trafficking. The CI has also admitted to carrying out numerous stabbings while in prison, which ultimately earned him the Forbidden Ones’ ‘bangout patch….” The CI provided information to the government initially to reduce his state sentence. The CI continues to act as an informant in exchange for payment.”

A “bangout patch,” according to the government, depicts “two crossing handguns,” and signifies “that the member had assaulted or engaged in one or more confrontations with law enforcement.”

The investigation spilled over into two other Brooklyn clubs, the Dirty Ones MC and the Trouble Makers MC. The informant facilitated the sale of numerous firearms from members of the three clubs to four New York City undercover police officers acting as ATF Tactical Field Officers during the case. The Forbidden Ones kept a small cannon in their clubhouse (photo above) and that became part of the case too.

There is no indictment, only Kalogiros complaint, and as of noon Pacific Time the case has not been assigned a federal case number.

The men arrested yesterday were Scott “Spider” Brannigan, Nestor “Nesto” Cardenas, Miguel “Mike” Maisonet, Frank “Afro” Miranda, Samuel “Sammy” Moya, Jose “Rusty” Perez, Keith Terry and Jondale “Jay” Willis.” All eight men were arraigned yesterday afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann at the U. S. Courthouse in Brooklyn.

Your Government Says

The official press release on which most news accounts are based announced, “Since approximately October 2010, the ATF Joint Firearms Task Force and NYPD Brooklyn North Gang Squad have been conducting a joint investigation into firearms trafficking by these motorcycle gangs. During the course of the investigation, ATF and NYPD undercover officers posing as gun customers purchased firearms, ammunition, and a cannon from the defendants, frequently at tattoo parlors operated by the gangs. During the firearms transactions, which were captured on video and audio recordings, the defendants sold two AK-47 assault rifles, armor-piercing ammunition, and other high-caliber weapons, including a Tec-9 9mm assault pistol; a Kel Tech 9mm folding rifle; a Taurus .410 caliber revolver, known as the “Public Defender-The Judge;” and a .243 caliber rifle with night vision scope, among others.”

“As detailed in the court filings, each defendant was a 1% patched member of his respective motorcycle gang. The defendants wore the patch to identify themselves as outlaws who reject main-stream society and live outside of the law.”

“The motorcycle gangs’ primary purposes are to preserve and protect the power and prestige of the gang, and to enrich its members through robbery, firearms, and narcotics trafficking. The gangs were also frequently involved in violent acts to collect debts, defend against rival gangs, and protect their turf.”

“If convicted on the sole count currently charged, the defendants each face a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment.”

Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York , was quoted as saying, “As set forth in the complaint, these defendants carried out their firearms dealing with no regard for the law or the safety of others. One defendant even stored the gangs’ explosive devices in his home, despite the fact that his wife ran a day care center at the same location. Proud of living outside the law, four defendants openly celebrated their prior confrontations with law enforcement. All are now confronted with the consequences of their actions. Violent biker gangs are not outside the reach of the law – no matter how many patches or tattoos they wear.”

New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly gloated, “The suspects should consider changing their names to ‘Busted Bikers’ after the outstanding work of the NYPD detectives and federal agents in this case, and by U.S. Attorney Lynch’s team in bringing it to court. We’re helping to keep New York safe by arresting and prosecuting those who carry, use, or sell illegal guns.”

 

 

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35 Responses to “The Forbidden Ones’ Case”

  1. pirate Says:

    I love my country,but I don’t trust the government! the forbidden ones r a class act.no need 4 the gummint glory seekers 2 vindicate their existence by targeting groups that are as up front as mc clubs.why don’t you supposed professional law enforcement entities use my hard earned taxes to bust real threats to my familys long existence in this city\country by busting Russian thugs & Chinese tongs? whatsamatter,r u too chickenshit? go bust some Islamic terrorists & really do nyc & America a favor.

  2. FF Says:

    Good lord somebody is loaded up on meth. Or… its a p7g pretnding.

  3. Wolfenlover Says:

    WOW, GREMLINBRB1% 4-LIFE. Way to keep attention from yourself.AND from your
    Brothers, if you have any. I read a poster today going by “vc” claiming on
    another website that he had been in 3 different 1% clubs in 15 years!
    SMFH

    RESPECTS to the regulars

  4. FUXK THA POLICE Says:

    This goes to ALL MY BROS… most of NY is being run by money bagers,hipocrites And the like yet Jonny be good has no idea what the fuck their money is paying for!
    As for the ever loving and HONORABLE BIKER CLUBS THAT REALLY DO FIGHT FOR “”ALL”” OF US, KEEP ON DOING WHAT SHOULD BE DONE, IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR RIGHTS ARE BEING FUCKED WITH, KILL ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE THAT ARE TRULY GUILTY OF IT! IN NY ALONE THERE HAS BEEN SO MANY CORRUPT POLICE OFFICERS THAT ENDUP BEING PROTECTED BY THE SAME RIGHTS THAT ARE BEING USED AGAINST US… WHEN YOU ARE THEREFORE IF COPS WANT TO KEEP LIVING THEN AS LONG AS THEY KEEP KILLING AND/OR HURTING PEOPLE OF COLOR OR NOT,THEN I FEEL THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE OR KILLED AS THEY WOULD OD TO US!!!!! THEY KEEP SAYING LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE USED TO KEEP ORDER THEN IF THAT IS TRUE THEN WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSSED TO KEEP WATCH ON THEM? THEREFORE ITS TIME TO EVEN UP THE PLAYING FEILD AND DO WHAT IS ULTIMATELY RIGHT, KILL OR BE KILLED!.. IF THE SO CALLED NYPD WANTS TO RULE BY DRACONIAN LAWS OR RULES THEN ITS TIME FOR THEM TO GET TREATED THE SAM WAY BY THE “”TAX PAYER”” AND FOR ALL THE PIGS THAT HAVE GOTTEN KILLED IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, GOOD RIDDANCE I HOPE MORE WILL FOLLOW THEM TO HELL WHERE THEY ALL BELONG!!!!! NO FUCKING BODY ASKED THOSE FAGGOTTS TO BE POLICE AO THEY GOT WHAT THEY DESERVE… AND JUST IN CASE YOU ASKED WHY AM I FEELING LIKE THIS, WELL LETS JUST SAY IM A TRUE 1%! I LIVE ACCORDING TO LIFES WAYS!! IVE NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO WIN AGAINST THE SO CALLED LAWS OF MAN SO NOW THAT IVE SEEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN ILL LIVE MY OWN WAY AND SO BE IT! LIVE TO RIDE RIFE TO LIVE! MAY ALL THE BROTHERS HERE ON EARTH, IN PRISON, OR,IN DEATH HOPE WE CAN ALL MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR US AND OUR LOVED ONES!
    ….GREMLINBRB1% 4-LIFE…{~.~}…[-.~]…

  5. MBSG Says:

    Is that video from when they did a cancer run and raised money for the sick.
    Wow another way for ATF to justify their salaries.
    This was another bomb like their fast and furious investigation, all politics. SMH

  6. F.O. Says:

    Thanks for all the love from everyone ride hard ride free!

  7. Phuquehed Says:

    @One Eye – Actually, yeah, it seems most of the sheeple *are* a bunch of simpletons…unfortunately.

    That stupid cunt Loretta E. Lynch, used all the right words to keep all the sheeple in that state ‘scared’, *because* it’s a state where personal ownership of guns is so hard to do. If the stupid bint has said all that bullshit in a state that actually believes in the freedoms the Constitution gave us and are allowed to own guns, she’d have been laughed out of a fucking job. She must have been in the lower half of the graduating class of her lawyer school – it’s the only way she’d get hired by the feds there in NY.

    Fuck the feds and the Bad Atitude Toward Freedom pussies, and fuck the shit-stain faggots in those rags who wouldn’t know how to report anything ‘unbiased’ if a terrorist raghead shoved a bomb up their ass and told them to do so ‘or else’!

  8. chevyweight Says:

    a drive by with a cannon on a motorcycle !

    – now thats a new one, what will those crazy biker gangs think of next.

  9. chevyweight Says:

    paid informant = CONFLICT OF INTEREST

    any logical person would have to question the credibility of someone who has three prior felony convictions including convictions for burglary, grand larceny and excape. and that advised the government he has been involved in narcotics trafficking involving crack cocaine and discharging a weapon in connection with drug trafficking, who has also admitted to carrying out numerous stabbings while in prison, and is willing to rat out his club in exchange for a lighter sentence.

    it’s a disgusting shame that this is considered good resume material on an atf paid informant job application.

    since they had a paid ci digging up dirt on the “gangs” the question is; where’s the violence? where’s the drug dealing? where’s the rape? where’s the murders? where’s the robberies? where’s the extortion? where’s the turf war? wouldn’t this and every other undercover investigation that comes up empty just prove the fact that these clubs are NOT involved in gang activity? because if they were commiting these crimes then surely they should be able to get some shred of evidence of it. at best it could be explained as incompetence of the agents in which case they should all be “transferred to a different department” aka fired

    whats the basis for these investigations in the first place? at what point does it become harrasment or a conspiracy for entrapment?

    i’ve never heard of anybody in texas getting 5 years for having a historic collectable (cannon),, isn’t NY supposed the be the home of freedom? you know that thing the statue stands for, or what that building is named after – no diss to NY but what do expect when you vote democrat every year ?

    btw- can you still buy 40 OZ of malt liquor in the freedom state?

  10. One Eye Says:

    Well of course the UC purchased the cannon and I’m sure he purchased it while telling the seller that he was in a Civil War re-enactment troupe and it would be perfect for the Battle of Antietam. Either that or he bought it because it is the preferred weapon of all contract killers; they fit easily into a pocket, they’re very quiet and easily disposable. Is anyone who reads this fucking garbage so simple that they can’t see through this bullshit? The media are the puppets of LE and are always very brave from a distance. I remember reading an article where the headline screamed about a large cache of guns being confiscated from a clubhouse. They left out the pesky detail that it was a registered gun COLLECTION that was stored in a safe with trigger locks. The media are douchebag cowards and they’ll be damned if they ever let the truth stand in the way of a good (or bad) story.

  11. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    onikeeg,

    Props for posting. Apparently the cannon is real, but who fires a cannon from inside on the ground floor of a multi-story building?

    If Gangland is still in production, I am looking forward to the “Forbidden Ones” ep. “The Most Violent Biker Gang In Hipster Hell” (pronounced with all capitalized initial letters)!!!!

    YYZ Skinhead

  12. Jim666 Says:

    I grew up around guns, all my life, untill I got my 1st felony charge, and at the age of 10 I had more guns than described here,
    This is just as Paladin said, The pigs have to come up w/ reasons for the money they receive and spend.
    So they have to fabricate ways to show John Q where his money is going.
    This is a simple and safe way to do that,
    When John Q finally figures out the Pigs are lying scum they will then have to figure out other means

    Respects
    Jim666

    F.T.P. F.T.F.
    F.T.G.

  13. SingSing Says:

    LOVE AND RESPECT TO THE FORBIDDEN ONES MC!!! Hold your heads up,fellas!

  14. onikeeg Says:

    http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/10/my-time-with-a-cannon-packing-outlaw-biker-gang/

    Apparently Wes Siler from hellforleathermagazine.com lived above pote’s custom cycles and had a good relationship with those cats. Even though he mentions “gang” I found his tale to paint these guys in a good light. Kinda interesting since that site is mostly on metrics and sport bikes.

  15. Paladin Says:

    Dear Rebel,

    I was being facetious. When I first read about this, I thought it was some kind of bizarre, practical joke.

    Obviously, the boys from the Bad Atitude Toward Freedom, as well as the local NYPD Bozos, are making a rather pathetic attempt to justify their over inflated budgets. If this wasn’t so sad, it would be laughable.

    Hopefully, someday, the citizenry of this country will get fed up with the huge amount of tax dollars wasted on these law enforcement circuses, that show very little, if any return, on the time and money spent.

    In all of these ridiculously expensive, high profile, undercover, MC investigations, the net result is a confiscation of a pitiful amount of “self defense” firearms, and controled substances that barely exceed the amount considered for personal use. I have yet to see a “Cartel size” cache of weapons and drugs.

    I think I’ve figured out how these types of investigations get started. An agent submitts a request, along with an outline of the book he or she wants to write. If approved, a hugely expensive investigation is started on the subject of that book, all the while, making sure that the investigation closely follows the book’s outline.

    It doesn’t matter the cost, ’cause the taxpayer’s footin’ the bill. So, it’s full steam ahead, regarding the search for the guilty, persecution of the un-involved, and incarceration of the innocent.

    Long May You Ride,

    Paladin

  16. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    I thought the cannon was a toy before I saw the bigger version on the Daily Pig Propaganda page. It is a decoration. You can/could see one not unlike it (that actually fires) at the annual Nor Cal Scottish Games.

    YYZ Skinhead

  17. Vikingtrotter Says:

    Hey! That article on these guys just made the big time. Its on DRUDGEREPORT.COM

  18. Rebel Says:

    Dear 10Guage,

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Maybe it is a generational thing.

    Rebel

  19. Rebel Says:

    Dear Paladin,

    Two years. Not a day. Two years the ATF put into this “case.”

    Rebel

  20. Rebel Says:

    Dear Va. Slim,

    As another commenter pointed out, it is illegal to sell a Big Gulp in the People’s Democratic Tyranny of Nu Yawk. Their crime was talking back. They are charged with selling guns.

    Rebel

  21. SMFtwstdHICK Says:

    What?? No 32 oz soft drink cups were seized?

    Seriously, what a craphole NYC is becoming, or is.

    I see more and more of this type of shit in Califcommiefornia soon enough.

  22. Guest1 Says:

    Do the cops in NY have so little to do they need to pull off this nonsense?
    That “cannon” looks like the ones they use to start sailboat races. Is the ATF going to start raiding yacht clubs now?
    Will mayor for life Bloombrg issue a decree banning boat race cannons? Nothing is beyond that fool.

    Saw Gimme Shelter in the early seventies and never undestood the fuss. The guy had a gun and and looked pretty threatening. Self defense is not a crime.

  23. Sieg Says:

    Sounds pretty damn familiar…

    At least they’re looking at state charges now, Fed would be doundle for ’em.

  24. Paladin Says:

    It must have been a slow day at the NYPD Blue.

  25. 10Guage Says:

    FUCK MEREDITH HUNTER and FUCK THE NYPD!

  26. Glenn S. Says:

    Never quite understood the “outrage” over Altamont. Had the prospect been wearing a rent-a-pig costume, he would have never been charged, and the headlines would have read: “Security Guard saves Rolling Stones from Drug Crazed Untermenchen” (or something like that). And American law enforcement and news media (excepting present company) has had over 40 years to go downhill from there, as evidenced by this bullshit.

    Best wishes to the persecuted.

  27. Bill Says:

    So Stroker, took your suggestion and perused the News’ comments. I especially like this one:
    “I will continue to get my guns from the ATF.
    They provide better quality weapons and explosive
    plus there is a substantial discount for minorities.
    ATF has 50 cal, and assault rifle on special
    they are currently out of rocket launchers and machine guns.
    Thank you Obama for the wise use of Stimulus Investments.”

  28. SingSing Says:

    I attended a party once hosted by the Forbidden Ones and while I dont profess to “know” the going on’s in their club all i got to say is that they have all been very hospitable and great bunch of guys to me. The NYC jungle-of which I am an unfortunate denizen of- is pure GARBAGE and rat infested. The local cops are on a nightly tv news parade of stupidity and thuggery. I wish the club well. As far as their “bang out” emblem is concerned thats nothing more than pure bullshit. I recall that at the party they hosted and I attended with my old club all the attendeees were given a free sticker bearing just such an emblem to differentiate the ticket holders from the non-ticket holders. Too much fuckin Gangland TV. Much love n respect to Forbidden Ones. Oh, and the “tenants” who they were accussed of “terrorizing”…those peole are ILLEGAL SQUATTERS who took over the landlord’s rightful property. They are just trust fund professional slackers n “Squatters” who dont want to go out and bust their ever lovin humps workin n payin their bills like we all do! THATS a fact!

  29. BadMagic Says:

    I noticed the part that said NYPD was ‘acting as’ ATF… Setting out their best to prove the prejudiced opinions that exist. And this was the best they could come up with? Suppose it is a little like the case of the zip gun on the gate. I sincerely hope they are able to not only prove themselves innocent, but to also recover some costs and compensation.

    B-|

  30. Va. Slim Says:

    So I’m confused, has a crime been comitied? I know in some states it is perfectly legal for private sales of firearms. Just because you wear a patch on your back doesn’t take away your constitutional right to buy and/or sell firearms. The over reaching of the federal government to justify the militarization of our state and local police force has reached a new low. Va. Slim.

  31. Pig Says:

    What a fuckin’ zoo! NYC is a cesspool of corruption and anti-Americanism. Their barbaric, unreasonable, and downright fucking stupid gun laws are the joke of the nation. I can legally buy every fucking firearm, night vision device and cannon in those pictures and listed in Rebel’s article from private sellers without so much as showing an ID card to anyone. Why anyone would live in a place with such draconian laws filled with the jackbooted cocksuckers who enforce them is beyond me! Fuck you Michael Bloomberg and those who support you! “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” motherfuckers!

    Best wishes to the Forbidden Ones MC, the Dirty Ones MC, and the Trouble Makers MC.

  32. stroker Says:

    Good job Rebel (again)
    Thank You for exposing the dirty side of journalism, and law “enforcement.”

    CTL

  33. stroker Says:

    I hope anyone interested in this travesty clicks on the link to the Daily News, and after reading the “slightly biased” article, read the comments. Some find this whole thing as silly as I do, but others go right along with the Post’s unabashed bigotry, and spew their anti-biker “logic” like so many brain-washed puppets.
    This should be funny, but it’s not. These guys were obviously set-up, and now they’ve given the NYPD something to gloat over, and wreck lives once more.
    The “weapons” look like personal defense, and a cannon can be bought legally anywhere, and you would THINK, could be sold legally anywhere. Gross fabrications, probably a disgruntled member (or ex-member), and alphabet agencies once again slavering at the bit to “do justice.”
    Makes me sick!

  34. Ol'Lady Rider Says:

    The Daily News has certainly set a new journalistic standard with that piece. Sadly (according to Wikipedia):

    The Daily News of New York City is the fourth most widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States.[2]
    The first U.S. daily printed in tabloid form, it was founded in 1919, and as of 2012 is owned and run by Mortimer Zuckerman. It has won ten Pulitzer Prizes.[3]

    Ten Purlitzer Prizes. Sigh.

    On a lighter note, I have always found it apt that rats have “handlers.” Just like snakes, except the snakes don’t get paid.

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