Archive | November, 2018

Bouncing Checks At Christmas

November 29, 2018

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Bouncing Checks At Christmas

It is debatable whether I do an adequate job as a writer or a journalist. The only thing I can say about that is that I am a much better writer and journalist than I am a bookkeeper. I have never been a particularly money driven individual. I have lost a couple of wives being […]

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Gypsy Joker Plea Deal (Corrected)

November 28, 2018

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Gypsy Joker Plea Deal (Corrected)

This story was published on November 28 and corrected on November 29, 2018. The original story described Tiler Evan Pribbernow as a member of the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club. Since publication, multiple sources that The Aging Rebel believes to be credible have told this page that Pribbernow is not and never has been a member […]

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Cha-Ching

November 27, 2018

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Cha-Ching

Another federal, civil-rights lawsuit has been filed by one of the four Pagans Motorcycle Club members attacked by drunk and belligerent Pittsburgh cops in a bar on October 12, Erik Heitzenrater is suing the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen and police officers Brian Burgunder, David Honick, David Lincoln and Brian Martin. Heitzenrater’s […]

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Charity Gone Wrong

November 26, 2018

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Charity Gone Wrong

Last Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m., three Hells Angels in Porter County Indiana, east of Chicago, tried to show their community and Christmas spirit by manning a Salvation Army donation kettle at a Walmart in Valparaiso. You know, big, tough guys with hearts of gold. Saturday afternoon, the Northwest Indiana Region charter of […]

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No Mongols Allowed

November 26, 2018

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No Mongols Allowed

Two American tourists were denied entry into Australia last Wednesday because they were alleged to be members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. The two were stopped and turned around at Melbourne International Airport by Australian Border Force officers after a 16-hour flight from Los Angeles. Press Release The Border Force issued a press release that […]

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NYT On Mongol Nation

November 21, 2018

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NYT On Mongol Nation

The New York Times published a 1,500 word news feature this morning on the Mongol Nation racketeering case now unfolding in a federal court in Santa Ana, California. The article by Serge F. Kovaleski is titled “How to Crush an Outlaw Biker Club: Seize Its … Logo?” The story summarizes the issues at stake like […]

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Pagan Punches Back

November 21, 2018

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Pagan Punches Back

Frank DeLuca, the most seriously beaten of four Pagan Motorcycle Club members after an ugly incident at Kopy’s bar on October 12, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh police detectives Brian Burgunder, David Honick and David Lincoln. A fourth officer involved in the incident, Brian Martin, is […]

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Pittsburgh Whitewash Begins

November 20, 2018

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Pittsburgh Whitewash Begins

Last week the Allegheny County district attorney’s office finally dropped charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and riot against Pagans Motorcycle Club members Frank Deluca, Michael Zokaites, Erik Heitzenrater and Bruce Thomas a month after the four were savagely attacked by four, drunk, Pittsburgh cops named Brian Burgunder, David Honick, Brian Martin […]

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Devils Diciples Anticlimax

November 20, 2018

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Devils Diciples Anticlimax

Former Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club president Jeff Garvin “Fat Dog” Smith, 64, has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a federal prison on November 13 by Judge Robert H. Cleland in Detroit. Smith’s case began as United States v. Scott William Sutherland, et al. in March 2011. The original indictment was […]

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Mongols Trial Nears Climax

November 18, 2018

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Mongols Trial Nears Climax

Stories usually get told beginning with the middle. The middle of this one was early Friday afternoon, about two-thirds of the way through my cross-examination by Steven Welk. Welk is the Chief of the Forfeiture Section of U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. The judge in this case, United States versus Mongol […]

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Where Is Rebel

November 13, 2018

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Where Is Rebel

Rebel, or Donald Charles Davis if you prefer, is taking some time off to prepare to testify in the U.S. versus Mongol Nation racketeering case in California. The prosecution may rest as early as this week. So far, the prosecuting attorneys, Christopher Brunwin and Steven Welk have called numerous witnesses including former ATF agents Darrin […]

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The Vago Won

November 10, 2018

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The Vago Won

Rudy Zuñiga, a 47-year-old candidate for the Upland, California City Council, described by Upland Police Chief Darren Goodman as a “documented” member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club won his election last Tuesday. Before the election, Goodman had tried to smear Zuñiga as a “criminal.” “Vagos are an outlaw motorcycle gang that refer to themselves (sic) […]

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Veteranos

November 9, 2018

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Veteranos

Two, acclaimed veterans of the perilous crusade against the motorcycle club menace testified yesterday in federal court in Santa Ana, California in the Mongol Nation RICO trial. The United States Department of Justice wants to prove that an unincorporated association called “Mongol Nation,” comprising all the patched, or fully patched as prosecutors say frequently, members, […]

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