Secret Justice In South Carolina

October 23, 2012

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The Hells Angels racketeering case in South Carolina titled U.S. v. Bifield et al. continues to grind the defendants like glaciers grind rocks.

The indictment was returned May 17. A 97 page superseding indictment was filed September 19. Two weeks after that the federal prosecutors riding this big ice cube, their names are Julius N. Richardson and James H. May, told the judge, a lovely lady named Cameron McGowan Currie, that they intend to enter evidence from a sealed and previously secret indictment in North Carolina. That indictment, the defacto third indictment in the case, is Case 3:12-mj-186 WDNC. When you look it up on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records database, PACER tells you there is no such case and charges you a dime anyway.

Evidence Dump

In one of the most sophistical and spurious court documents ever written, the comedy team of Richardson and May inform Judge Currie that the secret accusations involve 20 defendants collectively charged with racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, narcotics conspiracy, attempted robbery, money laundering and firearms violations. “The United States respectfully submits that the above-described documents should be made available to defense counsel in order to prepare for trial pursuant to Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure,” the federal comedians then write.

It is what is usually called an “evidence dump.” The general idea is to corrupt the process of fair and equal justice by overwhelming defense attorneys with more information than they can comprehend in a limited period of time. Most of this material will never be used against the defendants but all of it might be. Some of it might be fatal to the defendants. And, the best place to hide a leaf is in a forest.

Geld The Press

A sentence later Richardson and May claim that, “If the documents are made available to the press and general public, the defendant’s rights to a fair trial, as well as rights of persons not in the Indictment, may well be affected. It is therefore requested that this Honorable Court enter a protective disclosure order that the above described documents be made available to the attorneys for the defendants, and they be instructed not to release information herein. It is furthermore requested that the materials released pursuant to this protective disclosure order be governed under the restrictions set forth in the Standing Discovery Order issued in Criminal Number 3:12-0430.”

In other, simpler words, don’t let the press let the citizens know. Another federal judge, David O. Carter of the Central District of California, was pithier when he remarked, “If I was the taxpayers, I’d tear down the courthouse. Thirty percent of these things have nothing to do with justice.”

Judge Currie is more innocent than Carter. On October 1 she gave Richardson and May the secrecy they hold so dear.

Of course, a vigorous and free press – the unofficial institution whose job in a democracy is to watch the cops, prosecutors and judges – is professionally obliged to at least protest this Stalinist approach to justice.

So Let’s Name That CI

The government must resort to blatantly unfair tactics like evidence dumps and press blackouts in this case because the entire matter quivers and twists like the last golden leaf of November. Much of the evidence against the defendants, including lead defendant Diamond Dan Bifield, was gathered by a confidential informant named Joe Dillulio.

Dillulio was the right tool to use on a high priority target like Bifield. Bifield, as his nickname suggests, has a fondness for jewelry. Guess what Dillulio does? Bifield is a native New Yorker. Dillulio used to own a jewelry store in the Bronx. After running a restaurant called Mama Mia’s in Fort Mill, South Carolina Dillulio opened a jewelry store in Rock Hill where Bifield, coincidently, started a charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Dillulio lied to investigators, transposed names and dates and invented crimes so Richardson and May (“Thank you very much! Thank you very much! Take my case. Please!”) would probably prefer not to subject Dillulio to cross examination.

For Dillulio it was all about getting paid. “…don’t blow this and this will be a short investigation,” the informer says during the hundreds of hours of garbled audio surveillance on which Richardson’s and May’s sacred careers may rest. “I don’t care about the testifying part. I’m more concerned about making money until I die. Okay? That’s what I’m after. I’m taking these guys out to prove…so my kids don’t have to deal with nothing, okay?”

A short time later the grandiose Dillulio instructs his federal handlers, “…I don’t want to show up as an informant, okay? This is a contract with a lawyer I got. I was a criminal justice major in college. I was going to be a lawyer, okay. But, I’m like a jailhouse lawyer. I read all them freaking books to see about my sentencing and everything. I went to the Columbia law thing, researching in the library, trying to get off the hook from you guys. Okay?” There are many hours of that.

There will be discovery hearings in the case on November 5 and status hearings November 9. Dillulio’s name probably won’t come up because, you know, real law is secret.

“Thank you! You’ve been a wonderful audience! You’re too much! We’ll be performing in Columbia for at least the next six months!”


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39 Responses to “Secret Justice In South Carolina”

  1. Bpadj Says:

    Joe Dilullio is a low life criminal that crawls out from a rock when he needs something. He weasels good people in believing he is a born again Christian to lure you to give or invest in some criminal act. He has the police in his back pocket mark my words on this. He stole $40 grand of stones from me. Went before a judge to have him arrested and it was an all go until the local police heard his name and they brushed me off to the so listers office which also went no where. He’s a mobster from New York and will gladly tell you all about it but that he is no longer THAT man. A joke, a liar, cheating criminal. Check his record. He is sued left and right. But we are all losers . He being the shit that he is floats to the top!

  2. Sieg Says:

    The really fun thing about RICO is that they can “take it off the table”…for now.

    ANY conviction, be it yesterday or from 30 years ago, can be used as a “predicate act” under the RICO statutes. The first prosecutions that were based on RICO used cases against some Nueve York so-called OC members that had been adjudicated, time served, and done with decades before.

    Point is, you take a beef, cop out to it, do some little bit, and they can string that together with the time you and a few of your buds got popped for open containers in the public park…voila! A RICO prostitution, er, prosecution.

    I think I’ve said it before…the only solution is another revolution.

    FTP / FTF

  3. Bipolar&Proud Says:

    That is the bust in Myrtle Beach, but thanks for that update.

  4. Rebel Says:

    Dear IO,

    The acts that make an ordinary criminal case RICO are being friends with two other people who have broken some law in the previous decade, crossing a stateline and talking on a phone.


  5. IO Says:

    So with recent RICO cases the prosecution will try to tie anything to interstate commerce. If anyone bought a gun that was manufactured in another state, if element of commerce was effected, or anything even facebook and cell phones, since their servers and wires travel across state line, will all be included in trying to trap any group under RICO. Its all bullshit and a liberal interpretation of RICO but that is what the feds are doing these days. Its weak but that is what the feds are getting away with and the defense is going to have to go hard against it!

    Instead of going after, if the feds ever did this to begin with, groups that are actually racketeering they are now attempting to connect a bunch of individual crimes in order to create the appearance of a pattern of racketeering to said group. Get these lawyers to look into the difference between minimal and substantial effect on commerce and the requirements for it.

    for those that stay and fight, stay strong!

  6. Junior Says:

    The one that refused the deal for time served deserves a big friggin salute! Most likely, as a condition of his release, he would have been required to sign something implicating others, or been required to sign something the prosecutors would use as evidence against the others. -Junior

  7. Bipolar&PRoud Says:

    Went to court again today, all I can say is REALLY!!!!!! This is all a bunch of wasted time and taxpayers money. They just need to drop it.

  8. Glenn S. Says:

    Not Surprised said: “One defendant was offered a deal for time served, but refused it.”

    I salute him.

  9. Not Surprised Says:

    Last confirmed word I had was plea deals have been offered with a deadline of December 18th. RICO will not be taken off the table in any deals.

    One defendant was offered a deal for time served, but refused it.

  10. Randy Says:

    Will, none of us defendants are allowed to talk to each other so I have no clue how anyone is doing. I myself wake up to a living hell everyday. Lost my job, wife and soon my home. It sure was a long fall from the good life I had made for myself. I keep hoping for a miracle of some sort but it does not come. The hardest part is looking into my little boys eyes and knowing soon I will be taken away from them. One day this will all be over but it is a long time away…

    Randy (aka used to be called Diesel)

  11. Will Says:

    anyone heard from or have update on how Dan and his brothers are doing?

  12. turndaround Says:

    Friend of Rons, you dont have a clue what your talking about, Get your statements and accusations right before you post stuff. Also nobody takes your freedom unless you let them you say?? Well there is no freedom when your sitting in jail. I been following this website since June 06 2012 It hit home, literally. But you definately struck a nerve with me with your BS lies you posted.

  13. Friend of Diamond Says:

    Actually there were two CI’s (Confidential Informants) working for the feds. The other mans name is Martin Deloach (aka RedDawn) (aka Cowboy?). He worked in Columbia gathering evidence on the Red Devils and Hells Angels. He has since disappeared and no one knows where he is.

    The trial date is getting closer and the DA’s case is falling apart. We have been in legal contact with most of the defendants and they are not folding. It is going to be damn near impossible for the Feds to win this case.

  14. baby's momma Says:

    I’ve been following this case and i think its a sad day when we turn on our people and put them on the terrorist list. Most of these people are veterans. People that fought for our country.

  15. Junior Says:

    From the york county website: Dillulio, Joseph A Sr, 310 Swamp Fox Dr Fort Mill SC 29715 -Junior

  16. Friend Of Dan Says:

    Want to meet Joe Dillulio? Check THIS out!

    Click on this link and type in LAST name in search box. There are MANY cases against him.

  17. CrazyTrain Says:

    @base Thank you. That means a lot coming from someone I respect. It’s ironic you bring up politicians. Before I was guilty by association, I was dead center of an important election campaign, of which I was 3rd in command. Then…the bottom falls out and I find to clear
    Myself I have to clear the HA name as well.
    Well, you know what they say….the only easy day was yesterday! OORAH!

  18. CrazyTrain Says:

    @RVN69 Likewise, listen and understand. We…the people, the sons, the daughters, the citizen soldiers are out there, and WE can’t be bargained with or reasoned with…anymore. We don’t feel pity, or remorse, and especially not fear for that would imply weakness. We will not stop, EVER, until every last corrupt police officer and tyrannical president understands with every fiber of their being that without US there is NO them!
    When we go to court what makes a person a defendant or a plaintiff? An agreement. What is the The Constitution &Bill of Rights besides a piece of paper? An agreement. What makes us more powerful, organized, and dangerous besides sheer numbers? An ___________

  19. RVN69 Says:

    OL’Lady Rider,
    Glad you liked it, never thought that I would fear my own government more than foreign enemies.

    “Better to be hated for who you are, than loved for who you are not.”

  20. Glenn S. Says:

    Rebel said: ” I thought I was doing pretty good by naming him.”

    So did I.

    Base said: ” But even if rats are exsposed, there will always be Judas willing to forfeiture trust for their 30 pices of silver. I recently have had the displeasure of such a betrayal.”

    I still don’t understand how paid testimony can be admited as evidence, and why only the prosecution can do so openly. If they pay a rat to say I done it, why can’t I pay a hooker to say I was with her at the time?

    Best wishes for a good outcome in your situation with the betrayal.

  21. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    Dear Base,

    Thank you, it is an honor to be on your bulletin board; however, I cannot take credit for the quote. It was taken from the Oxford Companion to US Military History.

  22. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    Dear RVN69:

    GREAT use of that quote. Perfect.

  23. RVN69 Says:

    Listen, and understand. That government is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead or in prison.

    FTF, FTP.

  24. Rebel Says:

    Dear Ghost,

    I know. I know. Lots of people think I have magical powers and there is nothing I can’t find out if I just try hard enough.

    I don’t know how much he made. I thought I was doing pretty good by naming him. The standard rate is usually between $2K and $3K a month with a bonus at the end. Sometimes bonuses are paid for meeting interim performance goals. In this case the informer will probably be admitted into the U.S. Marshall’s Witness Relocation Program.


  25. Rebel Says:

    Dear The Infamous Bitch,

    I stand corrected

  26. Base Says:

    Glen S,,

    You are oh so right. But even if rats are exsposed, there will always be Judas willing to forfeiture trust for their 30 pices of silver. I recently have had the displeasure of such a betrayal.


  27. Base Says:


    “The citizen‐soldiers embody the will of the people directly because they are the people. They have a stake in preserving liberties and rights in a society, hence supplying a check on tyranny and corruption of governments.”

    That is going up on the bulletin board today, my son just wrote it down in his day planner before heading off to school,,,

    Thank you.

    Sincerly Base,,,

  28. Base Says:

    Crazy Train,,,

    Sound advice, Penning/e-mailing officials of your home state, other states or on the national level can have some weight. Especially if your a registered voter, even better if you get friends involved and mail on mass. But all should understand to be polite, stay on topic and spell check. Also leave out the colorfull medifores! They will delete or file 13 it if any vulgarity is presant. Or just pass it around like a joke!

    At a town hall here introduced myself to two incumbent officials and they both reconized my name from e-mails. We proceded to have a lengthy conversation. It is rather hard to tell when a polotician is stroking you or not. In this case, they listened to constituency and shut down a law that would have effected our rights as gun owners.

    If people do nothing, they are part of the problem….


  29. Glenn S. Says:

    I don’t think the general public cares about rights anymore. I think they care more about keeping “them” down. I think the government and others have manipulated the citizenry for decades with their wars on drugs, crime, terror, whatever, cranking up the rhetoric against “them”, whoever “they”, the chosen enemy of the state, might be on any given day. And the sheep can’t wait to jump on the bandwagon, on election day, while serving on juries, whenever. And they refuse to even listen to the facts because it doesn’t fit their chosen worldview. The biggest and most tragic part of the whole “law ‘n order” culture that we live in today is the fact that the Bill of Rights, supposedly an element of the highest law of the land: the US Constitution, has been successfully re-classified as “technicalities”. If the Bill of Rights and the Constitution mattered anymore, those rights would be enforced with at least the same zeal as, say, the laws that say a 20-year-old that is old enough to die in a war is not old enough to have a beer. How the fuck did a nation founded by free thinkers, rebels, and fighters come to this?

    Rebel, you did a good thing outing the rat. Maybe if more rats are outed, potential rats will think twice.

  30. The Infamous Bitch Says:

    The Picture shown is not The CI Joe Dillulio. It is his son!!!

  31. CrazyTrain Says:

    @Ol’ladyrider Wow…that was beautifully written. What to do, hmmm. I say work the propaganda wheel as much as they do. Fight fire with fire. I mean, if MC are going to be accused and imprisoned for being organized….then get organized! Really organized. Across the board & start rebrainwashing the sheeple to believe the truth instead of lies, and fear the real criminal organization.

  32. ghost Says:

    so how much money did this difoolio guy make????

  33. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    Bikers have always had a “citizen soldier” mentality. It’s overdue for the rest of Americans to -adopt it.

    “The citizen‐soldiers embody the will of the people directly because they are the people. They have a stake in preserving liberties and rights in a society, hence supplying a check on tyranny and corruption of governments.”

    Unfortunately, that mentality and the public and unabashed demonstration of it is exactly why Americans fear bikers in general and the Clubs in particular. They listen to a sound byte and believe it is true – and then believe it is a threat to the safety and security they now enjoy. They don’t care about the surreptitious erosion of their Constitutional rights, and it’s been evident in the discussions revolving around the current election in social media. They don’t care that law enforcement agencies are after grant money and are pandering to the fear of “the bad guys who threaten our safety and security.” They don’t care that the REAL threat to safety and security is reliance on the government and the “justice” system. Bikers and real country folk are the last bastion of the citizen soldier.

    I hope we will all continue to stand tall and BE that example. Since freedom and justice will not prevail in the current American climate, it’s all we can do.

  34. Chef Says:

    I assume there has always been corruption on the part of Law Enforcement, Justice Dept, etc. It’s just now there is no attempt to conceil it. It is blatent and if discovered, brushed off, under the guise of “public safety”, or some bs like that.

    It a sad state of our great nation, when the Sheeple that graze the land are more concerned with American Idol, or what celebrity is doing who, than the slow erosion of our rights. Does anyone care about the constition? Our bill of Rights?

    The conditions that caused the revolutionary war have reared their ugly head again. Our Freedom is a myth and will remain an elusive concept, until people realize, they need to arm themselves to protect themselves.
    Sad, but true, IMO. I weep for the future, but have prepared for the inevitable.

    Respect to all that have taken off the blinders,

  35. CrazyTrain Says:

    So, I say we (all of Aging Rebel’s readers and anyone we know) take some personal responsibility and say enough is enough! This is the bloodline. This is the line in the sand! Take a few minutes to write the SC Congress Representative and express your outrage at the practices of these prosecutors! Considering this is an election year, I doubt if that is prosecutors mentioned it will fall on deaf ears. This is America! This is not Natzi Germany! But it’s going to be, if we keep being apathetic and assuming someone else is fight to protect your rights! Wrong! This is not merely about these particular defendants, it’s the principal of it, which is the laws are there for a reason and if they can’t follow their own rules or win a case without being underhanded about it, then they are no better than the people they are accusing…period!
    All evil needs to gain a foothold is for good people to do nothing. If no privacy and no Constitution is what you want, I’m sure the military will happy to put up front.

  36. Base Says:

    Find it some what of an Irony that they (fed’s/prosecution)attempt so hard to make MC’s out to be such low lives. When in fact the true low lives are the prosecutors/fed’s/CI’s and the tactics they use.

    Yes.They are loathsom scumbags, becoming exactlly what they attempt to paint the MC’s as being.

    And it is dis-hearting that many on jury duty or J-Q public are so brain washed or influenced by media and have their heads so far in the sand or up their asses,they are unable to see it.

    Make no mistake, I have no use for a low-life and could care less if your a LEO, a biker or banker or a little ol’l lady. If you are selling drugs{meth,Coca etc…), stealing, abusing, rape, murder? Pick your poison…. Two to the back of the head may be just way too kind of a way to remove that sort from among the population.

    But it reaches a heighten sence of dispair when the people who are sworn to “protect & serve” are what they claim to be protecting the rest of the world from. Always has been, always will be!

    To all the Patches & indy’s even J-Q-public out there jammed up by these people, Repects, walk tall & stay true.

    To the low lives,,,, here talk to my good friend Mr. Colt!


  37. Paladin Says:

    Hopefully, Judge Currie will limit the government’s prosecutorial shenanigans, regarding an attempted evidence dump.

    I guess we can only “wish upon a star”, when it comes to the ability of the defense to convey to the jury, and for the jurors to fully comprehend, who and what Mr. Dillulio truly is.

    Long May You Ride,


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