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Operation Fearless Still Stinks

September 13, 2016

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Operation Fearless Still Stinks

Operation Fearless was an attempted entrapment of members of the American Outlaws Association in Milwaukee by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that began in July 2011 and eventually ended in chaos in September 2012. The ATF committed six agents to the project and eventually enjoyed the cooperation and support of the FBI […]

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Curbing John Carr

June 3, 2014

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For at least 16 years an apparently psychopathic federal agent named John Carr has been framing innocent men. In his memoir Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America’s Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, former ATF agent William Queen describes Carr as one of the ATF original gangsters who was […]

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ATF Vallejo Investigation

December 18, 2013

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ATF Vallejo Investigation

A member of the Vallejo, California charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and his wife have been arrested as a result of an apparent entrapment executed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In an attempt to protect that investigation and frustrate press scrutiny of the case, the ATF has not yet […]

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The Forbidden Ones’ Case

October 17, 2012

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The Forbidden Ones Motorcycle Club of Brooklyn, NY made the Daily News again today. In June, the club was accused of working for a Brooklyn landlord who wanted to “terrorize tenants out of” his apartments. The Post, another amusing New York tabloid quoted an attorney for the tenants as saying, “The landlord has hired thugs […]

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Mongols Case Staggers On

October 11, 2012

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After seven years and probably $150 million, the government of the United States refuses to let the Mongols case, which is not so much an actual legal case as it is a prosecutorial pose, end. From the beginning, the point of the case was to solve America’s “outlaw biker gang problem” by employing two tactics. […]

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The Mongols Case Day 1462

October 9, 2012

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The Mongols case may never end. They should teach it in law school. It should be a required course. They should call it Introduction to Zombie Prosecutions. It isn’t even a case. It is a keepsake box of cases including U.S. v. Cavazos et al.; Ramon Rivera v Kenneth E. Melson, Actiong Director, Bureau of […]

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The Rock Hell City Indictment

June 8, 2012

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The racketeering indictment against members and associates of the Rock Hell City Nomad charter of the Hells Angels suggests that most of the case was made by one ATF or FBI undercover agent and one confidential informant under “the direction of and approval of a federal official.” The indictment refers to criminal acts that were […]

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Another South Carolina Angels Bust

June 7, 2012

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Nineteen members and associates of the Rock Hell City Nomad Charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club were arrested earlier today. The arrests and 23 searches were simultaneous with the unsealing of an 91 count, 80 page federal indictment that charges the accused with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, federal narcotics crimes, Hobbs Act robbery (which […]

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Paying Michael Kramer

February 22, 2012

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Michael Christopher “Mesa Mike” Kramer has been one of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ most important assets for more than a decade and he has been paid like it. From December 2001 through December 2008, the last year for which The Aging Rebel has obtained figures, Kramer was paid or reimbursed an […]

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The New York Mongol

February 21, 2012

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RICO prosecutions of motorcycle clubs are always demonstrations of propaganda – or as bureaucrats prefer to call it, “perception management.” To date, there may be no shinier example of perception management than a quickly forgotten publicity stunt called “Operation On The Road Again.” On September 15, 2010 a Department of Justice perception manager announced: “Earlier […]

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Ablett Trial Ends Week Two

February 3, 2012

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The last two days of the murder and racketeering trial of Christopher Ablett have been dominated by a fight at a peace rally in June 2008 and the testimony of an ATF undercover agent. Ablett, a member of the Modesto chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Club is accused of murdering Hells Angels Frisco charter President […]

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The Tattoo Godfather

January 9, 2012

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The government wants to portray George Christie as the godfather of tattoos when the trial of the retired President of the Ventura charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club gets underway January 31. Christie owns a Ventura tattoo shop named “The Ink House.” He and alleged co-conspirators Kyle Gilbertson, Brian Russell, Richard Russell and Benito […]

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Ciccone, Kozlowski To Testify At Ablett Trial

December 27, 2011

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The outlines of the prosecution and the defense in the trial of Mongol Christopher Bryan “Stoney” Ablett are beginning to appear out of the legal fog. Ablett is accused of murdering Hells Angel San Francisco charter President Mark “Papa” Guardado on September 2, 2008 on behalf of the “Mongols gang.” The trial is scheduled to […]

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