Tag Archives: Mongols

Alleged Mongols Bust

September 30, 2017

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Alleged Mongols Bust

According to Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado of the Fresno Bee, “two men allegedly linked to the Mongols Motorcycle Club gang” were arrested yesterday in Visalia, California. Visalia is in California’s Central Valley between Fresno and Bakersfield and about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Bee reports that police searched the homes of James Earl Melo […]

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Colorado Expo Sues Mongols

August 30, 2017

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Colorado Expo Sues Mongols

Colorado Motorcycle Expo, Incorporated filed suit August 11 in Denver against “the Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club” as part of the legal fallout from an ugly incident at the Expo on January 30, 2016. That day a Colorado prison guard and Iron Order Motorcycle Club member named Derrick “Kong” Duran shot and seriously wounded Mongols Motorcycle […]

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The Power To Destroy

July 25, 2017

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The Power To Destroy

Joseph A. Yanny, the attorney representing the Mongols Motorcycle Club in its current RICO case, took a parting shot today at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals three judge panel that ruled against the club on July 11. The case on which the Ninth Circuit panel ruled is titled United States of America versus Mongols […]

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David Martinez Day 996

July 19, 2017

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David Martinez Day 996

David Martinez, a Mongol, was arrested after a middle of the night Swat raid on his home on October 28, 2014. The next day he was charged with shooting a Swat officer named Shaun Diamond in the back of the head. It was a very widely publicized incident. The aftermath has been mostly ignored. Martinez […]

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Mongols Case To Continue

July 11, 2017

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Mongols Case To Continue

A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the dismissal of the Justice Department’s racketeering case against the Mongols Motorcycle Club today. The case will now return to the Orange County, California courtroom of District Judge David O. Carter for trial. The case is the most recent […]

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Mooch Wins

July 5, 2017

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Mooch Wins

Justin James “Mooch” DeLoretto, a longtime member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club in Oregon, has successfully sued the Oregon Youth Authority. DeLoretto earned a bachelors degree after he joined the Mongols about a decade ago. In 2015, he enrolled in a program to earn a Master of Social Work degree from George Fox University in […]

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Angel’s Killer Was Out Bad

June 30, 2017

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Angel's Killer Was Out Bad

Joshua Herbert, the alleged murderer of Hells Angels prospect James Duty, had already been expelled from the Mongols Motorcycle Club on May 21, the night Duty died. Multiple, credible sources said Herbert had been expelled from the club because he was “a loose cannon.” Duty, who was 31, another club prospect and three members of […]

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Mongol Charged In Riverside Murder

June 22, 2017

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Mongol Charged In Riverside Murder

The Riverside California Police Department held an elaborate press conference this morning to announce that Joshua Herbert, a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, has been charged with the May 21 murder of Hells Angels prospect James Duty at a Shell gas station near California State Route 91 in Riverside. Herbert is charged with premeditated […]

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Mongols Learned Inquisition

June 6, 2017

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Mongols Learned Inquisition

The oral arguments this morning in the Mongols Nation case, made before a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, were as arcane and nonsensical as an argument between John Duns and Thomas Aquinas over the limits by which reality may be understood through philological inference: […]

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Mongols Case Forever And Ever

June 1, 2017

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Mongols Case Forever And Ever

The ironic war the United States of America has waged against the Mongols Motorcycle Club is now in its 20th year. It began as an offshoot of investigations in Los Angeles by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into the Vagos, Sundowners and Hells Angels Motorcycle Clubs. Like the Hundred Years War in […]

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Life, Death And Honor

April 4, 2017

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Life, Death And Honor

One percenters live by a code that embodies courage, strength, pride, individualism and that does not tolerate humiliation. The motorcycle club world is not about money – although enough money is always delightful to have. It is about honor and about living by an honor code. That code is not about being the mafia on […]

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Mooch’s Tale

March 28, 2017

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Mooch's Tale

Most readers here know who Justin James “Mooch” DeLoretto is – although you may not know his name. His image has become a cliché that obscures the man. If you Google “Mongols Motorcycle Club” you will almost immediately see a photo – probably taken by Bruce Ely of the Oregonian – of the back of […]

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Mongol Sentenced

February 6, 2017

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Mongol Sentenced

A long, strange, overblown and mostly secret racketeering case finally ended last Friday when a Mongol named Eric Eugene “Whitey” Lundin was sentenced to seven years in federal prison, and four years of supervised release for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime. Lundin is 67-years-old and in poor health. He had faced seven, […]

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