Archive | February, 2012

Operation Catch 22

February 29, 2012

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GIITEM, which is an acronym for the Arizona “Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission,” arrested ten members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club Leap Day morning. The official announcement of the arrests states 11 Vagos were arrested. According to GIITEM (pronounced Git‘em) spokesman Bart Graves, “The arrests culminated an eight-month investigation into the resurgence of […]

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Flash Colorado River Vagos Bust

February 29, 2012

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The Aging Rebel has learned that multiple police departments arrested ten members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club in Laughlin, Nevada, Bullhead City, Arizona and Lake Havasu City, Arizona earlier today. Charges include possession of stolen property, which usually means motorcycles, and possession of drugs. Details of the arrests are not yet available.

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The Sparks Duel

February 28, 2012

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Cesar Villagrana, one of three men charged with participating in a fatal, prearranged duel in a Sparks, Nevada casino, moved last Thursday to have his case severed from that of two Vagos charged with the same offense for the same incident. The charges against all three men stem from what rational human beings understand to […]

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Rochester HA Case

February 27, 2012

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Another shoe dropped a couple of weeks ago in a case against members and associates of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Rochester, New York. In the inverted world of federal justice, the real investigations never get started until sometime after the arrests. Prosecutors usually tell judges that the defendants cannot be freed because a […]

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Steve Ruiz In Custody

February 27, 2012

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San Jose police took former Hells Angel Steve Ruiz (booking photo above) into custody about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at a Days Inn in Fremont, California. Last December San Jose police announced that Ruiz was “hiding” in either San Jose, Campbell, Fremont or Gilroy, California. “We believe he’s in any one of those cities,” a […]

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Keith Silva Sentenced

February 26, 2012

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Keith Allen Silva, a former President of the Berdoo chapter of the Vagos Motorcycle Club, was sentenced to 75 years in state prison last week for murder. Silva and a former Berdoo chapter Sergeant at Arms named David Anthony “Kilo” Beltran were convicted of killing a Vagos prospect named Dennis Daoussis (photo above). Beltran was […]

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The Ablett Verdict Coverage

February 26, 2012

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There was virtually no press coverage of the trial of Mongols Motorcycle Club member Christopher Bryan “Stoney” Ablett during the last month. Ablett was charged with four counts of racketeering for killing former Hells Angels Frisco charter President Mark “Papa” Guardado in a fight outside a San Francisco bar in Septmeber 2008. There was, however, […]

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Doin’ Tha Rebel Hustle

February 24, 2012

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Okay here is the deal. I am, of course, uninsured and I just got back from a special kind of dentist called an endodontist. She charged me $125 to tell me that she wants to charge me another $1790 to “save” a tooth that I probably don’t need. But, you know, that tooth and I […]

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Ablett Found Guilty

February 22, 2012

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After listening to three weeks of testimony and deliberating for four hours and fifteen minutes, a jury in San Francisco today found Mongol Christopher Bryan “Stoney”Ablett (photo above) guilty of four racketeering charges. The jurors had obviously reached a consensus before entering the jury room. During deliberations, the foreman, juror 34, asked one question. “Can […]

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Paying Michael Kramer

February 22, 2012

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Michael Christopher “Mesa Mike” Kramer has been one of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ most important assets for more than a decade and he has been paid like it. From December 2001 through December 2008, the last year for which The Aging Rebel has obtained figures, Kramer was paid or reimbursed an […]

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The New York Mongol

February 21, 2012

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RICO prosecutions of motorcycle clubs are always demonstrations of propaganda – or as bureaucrats prefer to call it, “perception management.” To date, there may be no shinier example of perception management than a quickly forgotten publicity stunt called “Operation On The Road Again.” On September 15, 2010 a Department of Justice perception manager announced: “Earlier […]

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Jury Has Ablett Case

February 21, 2012

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The racketeering murder trial of Mongols Motorcycle Club patch holder Christopher “Stoney” Ablett was scheduled to go to the jury late today. Ablett was tried for killing Hells Angels San Francisco charter President Mark “Papa” Guardado in a street fight in San Francisco in September 2008. There is no doubt that Ablett killed Guardado. Ablett […]

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Easy Rider Again

February 17, 2012

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For awhile, the airwaves hummed with shows featuring colorful welders and “custom choppers.” One of those shows was called American Thunder and it was different from all the rest because instead of welder it featured a model named Michelle Smith. (Seen squatting in the photo above.) When the depression hit and people became less interested […]

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