Archive | December, 2011

Alleged Mongols Murderers Arrested

December 30, 2011

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Two suspects have been apprehended in the murder of two members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club last August. The suspects have been identified as 22-year-old twin brothers Mando and Armando Lopez. The two men were apprehended separately by Las Cruces, New Mexico police and U.S. Marshall’s Deputies. They are being held in the Dona Ana […]

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Ciccone, Kozlowski To Testify At Ablett Trial

December 27, 2011

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The outlines of the prosecution and the defense in the trial of Mongol Christopher Bryan “Stoney” Ablett are beginning to appear out of the legal fog. Ablett is accused of murdering Hells Angel San Francisco charter President Mark “Papa” Guardado on September 2, 2008 on behalf of the “Mongols gang.” The trial is scheduled to […]

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Updating The Mongols Case Again

December 26, 2011

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The case against the Mongols Motorcycle Club filed in October 2008, titled U.S. versus Cavazos et al., continues. As of Christmas 2011, the cases against six of the original 79 defendants remain open. Those defendants are Hector Enrique Gonzalez, Arthur Roseli, Jr., Anthony Mark Tinoco, Peter Soto, Horacio Ponce and Manuel Melgoza. Another defendant, Jose […]

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Bail Set For Two Vagos

December 21, 2011

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Washoe District Judge Connie Steinheimer set bail today for two men who were indicted for conspiracy to commit second degree murder in the aftermath of a brawl between Hells Angels and Vagos in Sparks, Nevada on September 23. Steinheimer set bail at $2 million for San Jose Vago Ernesto Manuel Gonzalez. Gonzalez is also charged […]

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News From The Noise Pollution Wars

December 21, 2011

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There was a small victory for bikers the other day in the increasingly unreasonable war on aftermarket motorcycle exhausts. Rockingham County New Hampshire Superior Court Judge Kenneth McHugh ruled that towns in that state cannot impose their own noise standards on motorcycle exhausts. “If each town in New Hampshire had the authority to enact different […]

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Harley Crash Lawsuit

December 20, 2011

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A jury yesterday decided that neither Harley-Davidson nor Harley-Davidson of Sacramento was responsible for a crash in April 2009 that left a woman permanently disabled. Judy Wilson, of Lincoln, California and her estranged husband jack Wilson sued the dealership for an indeterminate sum. Her attorney, Bill Veen, told the jury that the injury had cost […]

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Cops Still Seeking Steve Ruiz

December 20, 2011

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A San Jose Police Department press officer named Jose Garcia announced yesterday that fugitive Hells Angel Steve Ruiz has been sighted in San Jose and that Ruiz is hiding in either San Jose, Campbell, Fremont or Gilroy, California. “We believe he’s in any one of those cities,” the police spokesman said. Garcia stated there is […]

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Merry Christmas From Harley

December 19, 2011

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Harley-Davidson is asking hourly workers in Wisconsin to take “voluntary layoffs” this week. According to the Chicago Tribune, the motor company intends to reduce its full time work force in Milwaukee area plants by more than 25 percent. Those workers would then be replaced by less expensive “seasonal workers.” The company has given workers until […]

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The Nicola’s Shooting

December 19, 2011

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One of the key events in the ATF undercover investigation of the Mongols Motorcycle Club was a shooting in the parking lot of an upscale topless bar named Nicola’s at 960 South Gerhart Avenue, near Whittier Boulevard, in Commerce, California. The shooting was the result of an altercation at about 2:15 am on April 8, […]

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Zito Loses SAMCRO Lawsuit

December 15, 2011

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Chuck Zito lost his lawsuit against FX Networks today. Zito, a well known member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, professional bodyguard, former actor on the HBO series Oz and author had claimed that the FX biker drama Sons of Anarchy was based on a treatment he wrote and that his work had been stolen […]

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Back To Reality

December 14, 2011

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The custom bikes for corporations and rich guys craze may finally be over. Big Bear Choppers is about to tap out. The owners of BBC, Kevin and Mona Alsop appeared in an episode of a reality television show called Bloomberg The Mentor in early November. The episode was filmed in September. The premise of the […]

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Zito V. FX

December 13, 2011

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The riveting, completely original television drama Sons of Anarchy has concluded its season too soon. Too soon. Why must the best shows always end? Fortunately, an alternative drama title Chuck Zito versus FX Networks LLC continues. The first motion hearing was yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles. Admission, for fans who […]

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Iron Order Stabbing

December 12, 2011

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A week ago, a Hells Angel Motorcycle Club patch holder named William “Spook” Sosebee was convicted of armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of a knife during a violent crime and first-degree assault and battery for stabbing a member of another motorcycle club. The victim is named Jim Moye and this happened in a bar in Rock […]

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