Tag Archives: Mongols

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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Post-Truth Outlaws

November 22, 2016

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Post-Truth Outlaws

Last week “after much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries,” a publication group affiliated with the 920-year-old University of Oxford – named “post-truth” Word of the Year 2016, Post-truth is “an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion […]

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New Iron Order Lawsuit

October 10, 2016

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New Iron Order Lawsuit

Late Thursday afternoon Laura Ramirez Mendoza, the widow of Mongol Victor “Nubs” Mendoza, filed suit in state court in Denver against the man who killed her husband. The suit also seeks damages from the Iron Order Motorcycle Club and the Colorado Motorcycle Expo. Victor Mendoza was killed by a Colorado prison guard and Iron Order […]

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Mongols Nation Case Goes On

July 13, 2016

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Mongols Nation Case Goes On

The Mongols Nation Case lurched back to life Monday. In a gasping, mendacious, 44-page appeal Eileen M. Decker, the United States Attorney for the Central District of California – which is to say the federal district with jurisdiction over 22 million American citizens and some great number of alien residents in Southern and Central California […]

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Updating The David Martinez Case

July 11, 2016

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Updating The David Martinez Case

When the story of the fatal Swat raid on a house on North San Marino Avenue in San Gabriel, California broke 623 days ago, it appeared to most people to be an open and shut case. In the last 21 months it has lost that kind of clarity. When Pomona Swat officer Shaun Diamond died […]

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The Denver Police Version

May 3, 2016

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The Denver Police Version

Today the Denver Police Department released a 195 page report on the fight between members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and the Iron Order Motorcycle Club on January 30 at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo in Denver. At the conclusion of the fight, Mongol Victor “Nubs” Mendoza was shot in the “right center chest” and killed […]

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Getting Away With Murder

April 19, 2016

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Getting Away With Murder

As reported here yesterday, Denver District Attorney Mitchell R. Morrissey issued a 177-word press release this morning confirming that “no criminal charges will be filed” against Colorado prison guard and Iron Order Motorcycle Club member Derek “Kong” Duran. Duran indubitably carried an automatic pistol into the Colorado Motorcycle Expo in Denver on January 30. The […]

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Kong Gets A Pass

April 18, 2016

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Kong Gets A Pass

Iron Order patch holder Derrick “Kong” Duran, in the photo above, will not be charged with any crime after murdering Mongols Motorcycle Club member Victor “Nubs” Mendoza last January 30 during the Colorado Motorcycle Expo in Denver. According to a credible source with specific knowledge of the incident, the homicide was investigated by the Denver […]

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The Denver Guessing Game

March 31, 2016

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The Denver Guessing Game

Police stonewalled Denver Post reporter Noelle Phillips this week when she tried to update her paper’s coverage of the aftermath of  a deadly fight January 30 between members of the Mongols and Iron Order Motorcycle Clubs. During the fight at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo a Colorado prison guard named Derrick “Kong” Duran shot and killed […]

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Mongols Legal Nightmare Continues

October 16, 2015

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Mongols Legal Nightmare Continues

Yesterday afternoon, just under the 30-day legal deadline, Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Brunwin gave notice that he was going to appeal the dismissal of a case called United States versus Mongols Nation. A month ago, Federal District Judge David O. Carter dismissed the October 2013 indictment that was the basis for the Mongols Nation […]

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Lisa Ling And Scott Barnes

October 9, 2015

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Lisa Ling And Scott Barnes

Lisa Ling, the CNN journalist who hosted an hour-long television feature about life inside the Mongols Motorcycle Club Wednesday Night, published an interesting encounter with Scott Barnes on her Facebook page yesterday. Ling obviously had no idea who Barnes was. She seemed to take him at his word. She wrote, “Just wanted to post this […]

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