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Bandidos Case Rots On

July 2, 2018

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Bandidos Case Rots On

A jury might have found former Bandidos president Jeff Pike and vice-president John Portillo guilty of racketeering and murder on May 17 but the malodorous case refuses to fall into Hades. It haunts San Antonio as the poltergeist of Addie Bundren haunted Yoknapatawpha County – mostly by the stench. There isn’t much to see in […]

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Portillo Breaks Silence

June 10, 2018

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Portillo Breaks Silence

The last time former Bandidos Motorcycle Club national vice-president John Xavier Portillo was free was the morning of January 6, 2016. He was arrested and held without bail on what, at the time, seemed like contrived and easily refutable charges. On the advice of his attorneys, Robbie Ward and Mark Stevens, Portillo did not testify […]

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Bandidos, Bandidos Everywhere

May 21, 2018

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Bandidos, Bandidos Everywhere

A controversy over “honoring” the Bandidos Motorcycle Club erupted last week in the small Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement. For years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proclaimed May, which in northern states is the first full month of the motorcycle riding season, to be National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It is a […]

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Pike And Portillo Guilty

May 17, 2018

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Pike And Portillo Guilty

The jury didn’t believe Sonny Barger. The jury believed television and a parade of snitches instead. About 10:45 this morning San Antonio time, after deliberating on three months worth of evidence for two days, on the third anniversary of the Twin Peaks Mass Murder, a jury of eight men and four women found former Bandidos […]

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Mafia On Wheels

May 15, 2018

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Mafia On Wheels

By the time you read this a jury in San Antonio may have already decided the fate of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeffrey Pike and former vice-president John Portillo. A federal jury got the case today. In a sane world both men would be acquitted. In case you had not noticed, this is a […]

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Barger’s Testimony

May 7, 2018

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Barger's Testimony

The highlight of the trial of Bandidos Jeff Pike and John Portillo so far has been the video streamed testimony of Hells Angels Motorcycle Club éminence grise Ralph Hubert “Sonny” Barger. For all practical purposes, Barger created the Hells Angels. For all practical purposes he created the ethics of motorcycle outlawry. He has been praised […]

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Bandidos Prosecution Rests

April 26, 2018

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Bandidos Prosecution Rests

Government prosecutors rested their case yesterday in the trial of former Bandidos national officers Jeffrey Pike and John Portillo. The prosecution rested about a month before it had previously announced it expected to do so. The trial has proceeded by fits. It began on February 28, 57 calendar days ago. In the 41 working days […]

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Merla, Gomez Sing And So On

March 28, 2018

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Merla, Gomez Sing And So On

If you know anything about the Global War On Motorcycle Clubs, at least enough to understand how such a perversion of our national defense against Jihadi terrorism came to be, you have always suspected the Bandidos case now on trial in San Antonio might, maybe be inseparable from the Twin Peaks Mass Murder. At the […]

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Pike And Portillo And Stories And Truth

March 24, 2018

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Pike And Portillo And Stories And Truth

For the last three weeks the racketeering trial of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club national officers Jeffrey Pike and John Portillo has been dominated by the dramatic testimony of three alleged eyewitnesses to four old murders. The witnesses were two ex-Bandidos, Johnny Romo and his brother Robert Romo and a former meth addict and prostitute named […]

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Desperate Bandidos Prosecutions Continue

March 9, 2018

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Desperate Bandidos Prosecutions Continue

The mostly secret sham trial of former Bandidos president Jeff Pike and former club vice-president John Portillo fell down a rabbit hole this week. The prosecution’s star witness so far has been a liar and ex-Bandido named Johnny “Downtown Johnny” Romo (above center) who along with his brother Robert Romo (above right) formally confessed last […]

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Bandidos Trial Continues

March 2, 2018

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Bandidos Trial Continues

The trial of two Bandidos Motorcycle Club officers, Jeffrey Pike and John Portillo, continues today in the journalistic equivalent of a rendition dungeon in Uzbekistan. Apparently, in federal court in San Antonio “Minute Entries for proceedings held before Judge Henry J. Bemporad…are not available electronically.” So there is no written, public record of what is […]

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Bandidos Trial Begins

February 27, 2018

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Bandidos Trial Begins

The trial of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeffrey Fay Pike and former club vice-president John Xavier Portillo began this morning in the San Antonio Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The prosecutors are Assistant United States Attorneys Eric Fuchs and John Gibson. Dick DeGuerin and Catherine Baen […]

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Dear Brad H.

February 15, 2018

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Dear Brad H.

In reference to a story titled “Getting Weird Again” published here on February 13 you write: “Actually, a good defense lawyer should be able to get any videos of this man excluded from evidence on the grounds he is not in any way connected to BMC Northern Hemisphere, has no connection to Mr. Pike or […]

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