Archive | September, 2017

Alleged Mongols Bust

September 30, 2017

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Alleged Mongols Bust

According to Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado of the Fresno Bee, “two men allegedly linked to the Mongols Motorcycle Club gang” were arrested yesterday in Visalia, California. Visalia is in California’s Central Valley between Fresno and Bakersfield and about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Bee reports that police searched the homes of James Earl Melo […]

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Waco Motion Campaign Continues

September 28, 2017

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Waco Motion Campaign Continues

Dallas Attorney Clint Broden dropped another three motions totaling about 60 pages on the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office, and alleged office coconspirator, the Honorable Matt Johnson, today. Broden filed the motions on behalf of his clients Burton George Bergman and Matt Clendennen. Bergman is scheduled to be tried in Judge Johnson’s court on November […]

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Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach

September 28, 2017

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Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach

Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach, a patch holder with the Sons of Satan Motorcycle Club in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 44 years, died September 17 in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. He joined the Army when was 22 and served with the 101st Airborne Division from 1959 to 1962. He was promoted to the rank of Specialist E-5. He […]

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The Waco Ballistics

September 26, 2017

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The Waco Ballistics

Speculation about how many police fired their weapons into the panicked crowd at the Waco Twin Peaks on May 17, 2015 and who killed whom waxes and wanes. From the beginning, the official reporting of this case has been so twisted and Byzantine that it has been impossible not to see conspiracy. A mountain of […]

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Barroso Can Appeal

September 26, 2017

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Barroso Can Appeal

Mario “Paco” Barroso took another step toward appealing his sentence yesterday in thr grim and endless Iron Coffins Motorcycle Club murder case in Battle Creek, Michigan. Chapter president Lee J. “Leeroy” Taylor wound up dead after a clubhouse fight on New Year’s Day 2012. Allegedly, after a brief but intense scuffle with a man named […]

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Landers’ Lawyer Still Chopping

September 25, 2017

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Landers' Lawyer Still Chopping

A small circle of hired and unpaid volunteer attorney’s in the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl case in Waco, acting to satisfy their consciences rather than their wallets, continue to chop away at the prosecution. According to Tommy Witherspoon of the Waco Tribune-Herald there are about 70 court appointed attorneys in the case. All of them […]

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Confessing To Murder

September 23, 2017

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Confessing To Murder

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas issued a fascinating press release yesterday titled, “Two Bandidos Plead Guilty to Federal Charges in Connection with the Murder of Hells Angel Anthony Benesh in 2006.” Who issues a press release on Friday afternoon? Why? What The “news” in the release is that “two high-ranking […]

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Two Rockford Acquittals

September 22, 2017

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Two Rockford Acquittals

Tomasz Lech and Jose P. Vielma Jr., members of the Chicago charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, were acquitted of aggravated battery and armed robbery by a jury in Rockford, Illinois yesterday. Lech and Vielma were two of five defendants being tried at once. They chose to be tried by a jury. The other […]

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For Vicarious Psychopaths

September 21, 2017

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For Vicarious Psychopaths

The motorcycle outlaw frontier has become a hustle where myth, profit and prison all collide. Take, for example, the literary career of sometime poet, sometime prosecutor, sometime true crime author Kerrie Droban and some of the straw men she has dressed up in hackneyed tales like worn out clothes – extra special agent Jay Dobyns, […]

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Nice Try In Detroit

September 21, 2017

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Nice Try In Detroit

Tuesday, an appeals court judge in Michigan named Nancy G. Edmunds rejected an appeal by convicted Highwaymen Motorcycle Club member Gary “Junior” Ball to have his racketeering conviction in the case United States v. Nagi et al., overturned. Ball was first indicted on September 6, 2006. He was convicted of transporting two stolen motorcycles from […]

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Rockford Angels On Trial

September 20, 2017

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Rockford Angels On Trial

Five members of the Rockford charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club went on trial yesterday to answer charges stemming from the severe beating of a former charter president on June 27, 2013. After going to a local hospital for treatment Josh Johnson, the former charter president, complained that he had been hit with an […]

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Texas Prosecutorial Games

September 19, 2017

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Texas Prosecutorial Games

Earlier today, about an hour after Bandido Motorcycle Club member Christopher Jacob Carrizal was assigned an October 9 trial date in state court in Waco, Texas, Assistant United States Attorney Eric Fuchs told The Associated Press in San Antonio that accused murderers and former Bandidos Johnny “Downtown Johnny” Romo, Robert Romo, James “Kronic” Benavidez and […]

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Restaurant Didn’t Do It

September 18, 2017

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Restaurant Didn't Do It

After 29 months, one small part of the legal aftermath of the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl has been resolved – probably. A lawsuit filed by the Waco Don Carlos restaurant against the Waco Twin Peaks was “dismissed with prejudice” by a Dallas County judge named Jim Jordan last Wednesday. The two restaurants shared the parking […]

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