December 4, 2017

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Hells Angels Acquittals

Hells Angels Acquittals

The long and winding saga of the Rockford Hells Angels who forcibly expelled former charter president Josh Johnson in late June 2013 may have finally found a conclusion. Johnson, was expelled from the club because, as a defense attorney named Chris Humphrey put it last September, he “was no longer suitable to be a member […]

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December 4, 2017

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The Upcoming Kingsmen Trial

The Upcoming Kingsmen Trial

The first trial in the federal racketeering case against a dozen members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club is scheduled to begin at the United States Courthouse in Buffalo at 9 a.m. on January 16. Eight defendants will be tried together: Former Kingsmen president David Pirk; Andre “Li’l Bear” Jenkins who was convicted of in state […]

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November 29, 2017

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More Waco Foolery

More Waco Foolery

Dallas lawyer Clint Broden continued his guerilla war against the Waco Courthouse Organized Criminal Enterprise yesterday. Broden filed a memo and a motion last September 28 on behalf of his client Burton George Bergman. The memo was in support of motion Broden had filed July 15, 2016 to disqualify the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office […]

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November 28, 2017

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Angels Case Update

Angels Case Update

So far, three of the defendants in the racketeering case centered around the Sonoma charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club have been released. Sonoma patch holder David Salvatore Diaz, III is free on a $ 100,000 bond. Sonoma members Jason Randall “Agro” Cliff and Brian Allen “Bucky” Burke are free on $150,000 bond. Sonoma […]

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November 21, 2017

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AMA Amicus Brief

AMA Amicus Brief

Yesterday, the American Motorcyclist Association filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in a little publicized motorcyclist’s rights case titled Ryan Austin Collins v. Commonwealth of Virginia. It is a Suzuki case which is one of the reasons readers here may not have heard of it. You may care about it anyway. […]

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November 21, 2017

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The Sonoma Angels Indictment

The Sonoma Angels Indictment

Yesterday, about two hours after holding a press conference at an FBI office in San Francisco, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California released the indictment that actually charges 10 members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and one former member with racketeering. The indictment, titled U.S. v. Jonathan Joseph Nelson at […]

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November 20, 2017

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Angels RICO Case Announced

Angels RICO Case Announced

The details are still sparse, but the FBI in San Francisco has announced a racketeering indictment against 11 people “associated” with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Six of the indictees were arrested about noon Saturday when state, local and federal police, including an FBI Swat team, surrounded and disrupted the Red and White Sonoma County […]

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November 20, 2017

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Clendennen Lynching Further Delayed

Clendennen Lynching Further Delayed

Retired judge Doug Shaver of Houston, who has been appointed to preside over the trial of former Scimitar Motorcycle Club member Matt Clendennen, aborted an attempt by Dallas attorney Clint Broden this morning to turn a pretrial hearing into a voir dire examination of McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna. Most of the evidence surrounding […]

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November 18, 2017

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Reyna’s Motion And Jarrett’s Book

Reyna's Motion And Jarrett's Book

At eight minutes after four yesterday afternoon, McLennan County, Texas District Attorney Abelino Reyna filed a motion to quash a hearing Monday at which he and three other members of his office – Michael Jarrett, Amanda Dillon and Heather Nering – have been subpoenaed to appear. The hearing was scheduled because Dallas Attorney Clint Broden […]

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November 16, 2017

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Mongols Case Lumbers On

Mongols Case Lumbers On

The unceasing effort of the prison industrial complex to outlaw some people’s clothes continues. The wacky case USA v. Mongol Nation, an Unincorporated Association will continue into at least a 47th month and probably much longer than that. Like virtually all motorcycle club cases, it started with a conclusion: That the Mongols is an inherently […]

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November 15, 2017

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Brad Doan’s Cell Phone

Brad Doan's Cell Phone

Brad Doan was one of the first witnesses called to testify in the recent trial of Christopher Jacob Carrizal. Doan was the manager of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015. He rented the restaurant patio to the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents. He was a witness when members of the […]

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November 14, 2017

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Do It Again

Do It Again

Abelino Reyna, the McLennan County Texas District Attorney with the courtroom manner of an infomercial salesman, announced today that his strategy for winning the Twin Peaks case is to do the same thing over and over until he gets s different result. Reyna, just spent 30 months prosecuting Dallas Bandido Christopher Jacob Carrizal for conspiring […]

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November 13, 2017

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Back To The Beach

Back To The Beach

While I was in Waco, I went to a Mexican restaurant named Ninfa’s. The name is a reference to both a Roman garden of nymphs and a kind of parrot. And I should have known better. An assistant district attorney named Michael Jarrett recommended the place to me. Jarrett will be fun to write about. […]

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