Archive | June, 2018

Maybe Indian Too

June 29, 2018

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Maybe Indian Too

Now Polaris Industries is threatening to move production of the motorcycles it intends to sell in Europe from Spirit Lake, Iowa to an existing Polaris assembly in Opole, Poland. The 345,000 square foot Polish plant now builds off road vehicles. Polaris also has plants in Roseau, Minnesota; Osceola, Wisconsin; Huntsville, Alabama and Monterrey, Mexico. On […]

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Trump Versus Harley

June 26, 2018

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Trump Versus Harley

The President of the United States reacted angrily to yesterday’s announcement by Harley-Davidson that the Motor Company intended to manufacture the motorcycles it will sell in Europe overseas. In an SEC filing, the company said “tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorcycles exported from the U.S. have increased from 6% to 31%. Harley-Davidson expects these tariffs will result […]

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Mongol Nation Trial Off Again

June 26, 2018

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Mongol Nation Trial Off Again

The Mongol Nation trial, which was scheduled to begin jury selection today, has been postponed until October 22. The criminal case, which despite its obscure name is directed at the Mongols Motorcycle Club and is intended to strip the club of its identifying marks and also, possibly fine the club out of existence, was filed […]

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Harley Cutting American Jobs

June 25, 2018

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Harley Cutting American Jobs

In what is called an “8-K Filing” today with the Securities and Exchange Commission Harley-Davidson, Inc. announced it will move manufacturing jobs from the United States overseas, probably to assembly plants in India and Brazil. An “8K Filing” is a “current report” (as opposed to a “10 K” annual report) that companies must file with […]

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Tonight On 20/20

June 22, 2018

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Tonight On 20/20

Either Ferdinand Augello is guilty as sin or the prosecutors who are trying to hang a murder on him are desperate as hell. There seems to be a public relations campaign to vilify Augello and it is getting more intense. Tonight at 10 p.m. on 20/20, ABC’s “investigative journalism and news magazine,” the network will […]

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Iron Order Civil Case

June 21, 2018

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Iron Order Civil Case

It is a coin flip whether the Iron Order Motorcycle Club will have to defend itself in court in Philadelphia starting Monday. The case is titled Brenda L. Bollinger, Administratrix of the Estate of Tonya L. Focht, deceased versus Iron Order Motorcycle Club et al. Most readers are aware that although most guys call me […]

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Waco Prosecutor Fires Last Friend

June 20, 2018

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Waco Prosecutor Fires Last Friend

Yesterday afternoon, McLennan County, Texas District Attorney Abelino Reyna fired Assistant District Attorney Amanda Lee Dillon. Over the last three years, Reyna has been repeatedly portrayed in public documents and reports as a corrupt, self-absorbed, bully and demagogue who was being investigated for corruption by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the time of the […]

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Justice In Jersey

June 19, 2018

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Justice In Jersey

You can get a pretty good idea of who Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello is by shuffling through a thousand or so of his old photos. He is a New York Giants fan. He likes cats and dogs. He likes to make things with his hands. He loves a woman who makes him smile. He has loved […]

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Jay Dobyns And Post-Truth

June 18, 2018

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Jay Dobyns And Post-Truth

Sixteen years after estranged ATF agent Jay Dobyns started strutting around Bullhead City, Arizona in a tank top with a couple of .45s stuck in his camouflaged fatigue pants; a dozen years after he told his supervisors that he was convinced the Hells Angels were trying to kill him; 11 years after Kerrie Droban wrote […]

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Devils Diciples Case Wrapping Up

June 14, 2018

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Devils Diciples Case Wrapping Up

Motorcycle Club cases are pension plans for federal prosecutors. So the Devils Diciples case that began in 2011 and would eventually come to include accusations of crimes that dated back to 2003 is just now getting around to sentencing. The case epitomizes what happens when the Department of Justice decides to pay attention to you. […]

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Portillo Breaks Silence

June 10, 2018

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Portillo Breaks Silence

The last time former Bandidos Motorcycle Club national vice-president John Xavier Portillo was free was the morning of January 6, 2016. He was arrested and held without bail on what, at the time, seemed like contrived and easily refutable charges. On the advice of his attorneys, Robbie Ward and Mark Stevens, Portillo did not testify […]

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Mongols Trial On Again

June 7, 2018

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Mongols Trial On Again

Two days after postponing the Mongol Nation racketeering trial, Federal District Judge David O. Carter reversed himself yesterday and reinstated the original trial date of June 26. On Monday Carter had moved the trial to October 23. At its heart, the federal racketeering prosecution is intended to rid the United States of motorcycle clubs by […]

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Waco Shot In The Dark

June 7, 2018

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Waco Shot In The Dark

A couple of Houston lawyers named Paul Looney and Mark Thiessen filed an interesting motion Monday. It is based on a legal technicality and it has the potential to set most of the remaining Twin Peaks defendants free and clear. It is not going to accomplish that, of course. Previously in the Twin Peaks cases, […]

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