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Bandido Reported Arraigned

April 27, 2017

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Bandido Reported Arraigned

The San Antonio Express-News reported this morning that Eddie “Eddie Flames” Martinez, a San Antonio chapter president of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, has been arrested on federal drug charges. The report by Guillermo Contreras cites a criminal complaint affidavit and states that Martinez was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute by United […]

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Waco Confrontation Looms

April 24, 2017

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Waco Confrontation Looms

Houston attorney Paul Looney said this morning that he will “continue to demand a speedy trial” for his client Cody Ledbetter. Ledbetter, a former member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club, has a trial date of September 11 in the 19th District Court in Waco before Judge Ralph Strother. Over the weekend, numerous news outlets including […]

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Bandidos Want Peace

March 13, 2017

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Bandidos Want Peace

Bill Morian, Jr. the Jasper, Texas lawyer who has become an official spokesman for the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, issued a brief statement over the weekend about the apparent murder of Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member Dusty Childress on March fourth near Abilene. Wesley Dale Mason, who has been widely assumed to be a Bandido, has been […]

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Bandidos Kinfolk Shooting

March 6, 2017

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Bandidos Kinfolk Shooting

Dusty Childress, a member of the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club, died in a shootout Saturday morning with Wesley Dale Mason, a recent member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, on Jones County Road 341 just east of the Abilene, Texas dump. According to authorities, multiple shots were fired by each man. Childress was riding a motorcycle. Mason […]

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More Bandidos Accusations

March 3, 2017

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More Bandidos Accusations

Former Bandidos Motorcycle Club President Jeffrey Pike got some bad news yesterday. First he found out, 14 months into the case, that he will have to find another lawyer. Since his indictment for racketeering was unsealed in January 2016, Pike has had the counsel of Kent Schaffer and James Kennedy. Schaffer is widely regarded as […]

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Prosecutor Fires Bandido’s Lawyer

January 27, 2017

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Prosecutor Fires Bandido’s Lawyer

A federal prosecutor in San Antonio named Eric Joseph Fuchs just convinced a federal magistrate named Henry J. Bemporad to fire former Bandidos National President Jeffrey Pike’s lawyers. Bemporad will not preside over Pike’s trial. Federal District Judge David A. Ezra will. Federal magistrate judges assist district judges on pretrial matters such as arraignments, bail […]

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Through The Legal Looking Glass

December 29, 2016

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Through The Legal Looking Glass

Month by month, the federal prosecution of former Bandidos National President Jeff Pike grows to resemble a previously unknown satire by Lewis Carroll. Call it Through The Legal Looking Glass. Eric Joseph Fuchs, the Assistant United States Attorney who has been trying to disqualify Pike’s lawyer, Kent Schaffer, since October is still at it. Schaffer […]

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Bandidos Under Pressure

December 24, 2016

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Bandidos Under Pressure

For most of the last 52 years the Bandidos Motorcycle Club has defended its right to remain silent with outsiders. All clubs have a rule that prohibits members from talking to reporters but the Bandidos have probably been more stubborn about it than most other clubs. “Because it’s nobody’s business,” Bandidos National President Bill “Big […]

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Coming For The Lawyer

December 7, 2016

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Coming For The Lawyer

Assistant United States Attorney Eric Joseph Fuchs, the lead prosecutor in a racketeering case against four members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club including former National President Jeffrey Pike, is apparently trying to make his case easier to win. Fuchs, who has been out of law school for about  nine years wants to disqualify Pike’s attorney, […]

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Banning Dutch Bandidos

November 15, 2016

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Banning Dutch Bandidos

The American-led, worldwide crusade to ban motorcycle clubs lurched forward yesterday when a bureaucracy called “the National Office of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service…requested the district court of Utrecht to ban the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in the Netherlands.” Holland is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It packs about 17 million […]

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Bandidos Y Traviezos

November 2, 2016

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Bandidos Y Traviezos

The El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit acting in cooperation with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Horizon, Texas Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, arrested a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, two members of the Brass Knuckle Motorcycle Club and four members […]

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Prosecutors Promise Bandidos Pleas

October 11, 2016

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Prosecutors Promise Bandidos Pleas

Last Friday Richard L. Durbin, Jr, who is the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, distributed an enthusiastic press release announcing that former Bandidos Motorcycle Club sergeant at arms Justin Cole Forster had pled guilty to four of 11 counts in a superseding indictment against club officers and members filed last July […]

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Texas Déjà Vu

August 12, 2016

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Texas Déjà Vu

Friction continues in Texas between motorcycle clubs that belong to the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents and clubs that loudly proclaim the COC&I to be a Bandidos controlled racket. That friction seemed to reach a climax 15 months ago when members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club crashed a confederation meeting at the Twin Peaks […]

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