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Mongols Win Case Again

September 27, 2010

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The Mongols Motorcycle Club has won the Mongols Motorcycle Club case again. In a ruling issued September 21st and filed September 24th, Federal District Judge Otis D. Wright has ruled that the United States cannot seize the name and patch of the club. Judge Wright ruled that his previously issued “preliminary order of forfeiture is […]

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Smilin’ Rick’s Good News Bad News

March 6, 2009

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The Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction but vacated the sentence of Richard “Smilin’ Rick” Fabel. Fabel was an original member of and formerly the President of the Washington Nomads charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The charter was founded in 1994. The Court of Appeals ruled that District […]

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Will Doc Cavazos Flip

October 23, 2008

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Maybe the Feds have the Mongols by the huevos. Maybe after, numerous attempts over the last 30 years, the Department of Justice is finally, actually going to deconstruct a major outlaw motorcycle club. Maybe not. But, don’t dismiss the possibility. “The future right now,” former Mongol Tony Vodnik rhetorically asked the Associated Press yesterday. Vodnik […]

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