Archive | August, 2013

Who Framed Dave Burgess

August 31, 2013

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Dave Burgess, as I first pointed out here on February 9, 2009, was framed. Burgess was, virtually by acclamation, the nicest Hells Angel you would ever want to meet – a kind, generous, compassionate guy with an artist’s soul and beautiful women draped on his arms – but he was framed anyway. He was framed […]

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Another Brief Apology

August 29, 2013

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The Aging Rebel has been mostly down for the last seven days. I may yet lose my mind. It has cost me a significant amount of money and aggravation and I am still not sure what happened. I have been given a couple explanations. One is that the site has been the target of a […]

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Jabbers Rudnick Sentenced

August 22, 2013

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Nevada Judge Connie Steinheimer sentenced former Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick to seven years in prison yesterday. Rudnick pled guilty to conspiracy to murder last year. The charge is the result of a very violent brawl between Hells Angels and Vagos in John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada on September 23, 2011. By all accounts […]

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Christie Case Postscripts

August 22, 2013

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There are a couple of postscripts on the George Christie case. Christie was sentenced August 15 to a year in prison. And Christie, who is now free to talk to anybody he wants, has shared with this page the statement he made to Judge George H. Wu at his sentencing and given his permission for […]

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Investigations, Proceedings And SOA

August 16, 2013

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that FBI investigations are not court proceedings under the federal statute criminalizing obstruction of justice. The ruling has received far more attention than it might have if appeals court judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, one of the three judges to hear the case and the author of the […]

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George Christie Going To Prison

August 16, 2013

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George Christie was sentenced yesterday to serve a year in federal prison. Christie was the long time president of the Ventura, California Hells Angels charter. He was indicted for conspiring to firebomb two tattoo shop competitors out of business on July 29, 2011. The two shops, named “Scratch the Surface” and “Twisted Ink” were firebombed […]

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Sturgis 2013

August 13, 2013

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Sturgis, the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally, ended Sunday and most of the official numbers haven’t been calculated yet but it looks like it was another banner year for motorcycle tourism. Event sponsors said this years rally attracted more visitors than last year. Event sponsors say that every year but South Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Kevin […]

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Michael Henry “Delano Mike” Pena

August 12, 2013

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Michael Henry “Delano Mike” Pena, a well known member of the Hells Angels motorcycle Club, was buried Saturday, August 10 at the Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary Cemetery in Bakersfield. He died July 17 on the southbound 405, the San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles. Pena was legally riding his motorcycle in the car pool lane near […]

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There Is Something Happening In Albuquerque

August 9, 2013

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Citing an “FBI Intelligence Report” the Albuquerque Journal reported this morning that Sunday’s prolonged shooting at a charity fundraiser at Eppie’s Motorcycle Services was actually a confrontation between three Vagos and an undetermined number of Bandidos Motorcycle Club members. According to the Journal: “Current intelligence reporting from multiple sources indicates that the (Bandidos Motorcycle Club) […]

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Gonzalez Found Guilty

August 8, 2013

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A five man, seven woman jury in Reno found Vago Ernesto Manuel “Romeo” Gonzalez guilty of seven charges including first and second degree murder late yesterday afternoon after deliberating for about five hours. The seond degree murder charge will be incorporated into the premeditated murder charge. Those charges refer to the shooting of Hells Angels […]

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Jury Has Gonzalez Case

August 7, 2013

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The fate of Ernesto Manuel “Romeo” Gonzalez is now in the hands of a Reno jury. Gonzalez, a member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club, was tried on seven criminal charges including murder, second degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to engage, challenge to fight resulting in death, carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a […]

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Vago Dead In Albuquerque

August 6, 2013

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Details have begun to emerge about a shooting in Albuquerque Sunday that left one member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club dead and another wounded. Police have identified the dead man as Japheth Seaman (photo above). The wounded man has not been named. A third Vago named Malachi Seaman was arrested at the scene and charged […]

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Vagos Linked To Shootout

August 5, 2013

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This story was published on August 5, 2013 and corrected on August 12, 2013. The original story relied on the accuracy of a press release issued by the Nevada Attorney General. That release identified Michael Joseph “Tomahawk” Hughes, Steven Martin “Tank” Shaw and Chad Gary “Halfbreed” Kruger as members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club. The […]

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