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FBI Versus Bandido

October 25, 2017

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FBI Versus Bandido

Eight days ago, in a case that remained sealed for two days, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested an alleged Bandido named Thomas “Manana” Giles in Albuquerque. The case is titled USA v. Vickrey et al. It is named for Giles’ co-defendant Michael John Vickrey. An article by Mike Gallagher in this morning’s Albuquerque Journal […]

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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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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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Another Kinfolk Arrest

August 12, 2017

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Another Kinfolk Arrest

FBI agents, U.S. Marshalls, Texas Rangers and El Paso police arrested a second member of the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club Thursday night in connection to the fight and shooting that left Bandidos Motorcycle Club member Juan Martinez and three other men gunshot at a bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog on July 30. Martinez died from his […]

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Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr.

August 9, 2017

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Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr.

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Bandidos Motorcycle Club member Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr. Martinez was one of four men wounded on July 30 when a man named Javier Gonzalez opened fire in an East El Paso bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog. He was president of an El Paso chapter of the Bandidos. Martinez was […]

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Juan Martinez Dies

August 4, 2017

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Juan Martinez Dies

Juan Martinez, who reportedly was the president of a Bandidos Motorcycle Club chapter in El Paso, died yesterday of gunshot wounds sustained last Sunday night. Martinez was mortally wounded when an alleged Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member named Javier Gonzalez walked into an East El Paso bar named Mulligan’s Chopped Hog and opened fire. Martinez, Ballardo […]

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El Paso Shooter In Custody

August 3, 2017

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El Paso Shooter In Custody

Police remain closemouthed and details are sparse about the arrest of alleged Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member Javier Gonzalez yesterday at dawn in San Elizario, Texas just south of El Paso. Gonzalez is accused of walking into an East El Paso bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog about 9:30 Sunday night and shooting three members of the […]

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Giving Talk A Chance

August 2, 2017

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Giving Talk A Chance

Clifton “Dozer” Roberts, the national president of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, held a press conference outside a bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog in El Paso yesterday. This is not your father’s Bandidos because this is no longer your father’s world. For most of the last half century motorcycle clubs have presented a blank wall to […]

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El Paso Assassination Attempt

August 1, 2017

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El Paso Assassination Attempt

Three Bandidos and a member of a Bandidos support club were shot in an East El Paso bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog about 9:30 Sunday night. The victims included Juan Martinez, who has been widely reported to be the president of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club’s El Paso chapter. The other victims were Ballardo Salcido, Juan […]

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Santa Fe Saturday Night

July 31, 2017

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Santa Fe Saturday Night

According to published reports, an unnamed member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club was wounded about nine o’clock Saturday night in an exchange of gunfire with members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Police have declined to say how many shots were exchanged or who was shot. Police would only say that […]

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Jeff Pike Stays Loose

July 12, 2017

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Jeff Pike Stays Loose

A months’ long attempt by Assistant United States Attorney Eric Joseph Fuchs to revoke the bail of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeffrey Pike hit a stone wall yesterday when the presiding judge in the case, Henry J. Bemporad, ruled Pike could remain free as long as he stayed in the Southern and Western Judicial […]

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Baker Gets Life

June 14, 2017

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Baker Gets Life

Yesterday Judge George Gallagher sentenced Howard Wayne Baker, the former president of a Fort Worth chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club to what essentially amounts to life in prison for the murder of Geoffrey Brady in Gator’s Jam Inn on December 12, 2014. Brady was a highly regarded member of the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club. […]

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Jeff Pike Stays Free

June 13, 2017

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Jeff Pike Stays Free

Jeffrey Fay Pike remains free on an unsecured bond of $50,000 today. Federal prosecutors tried to revoke his bail yesterday and asked a federal magistrate in San Antonio named Henry J. Bemporad to lock him up. The Department of Justice thinks Pike is a danger to the world at large unless he is in custody. […]

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