Tag Archives: Operation Black Rain

Tracking Kaos: A Sidebar To Curbing John Carr

June 6, 2014

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Paid confidential informants are indispensible to the entrapments this page recently discussed in an article titled “Curbing John Carr.” On at least some occasions, if not as a matter of routine, these informants break state and federal laws with impunity. At least sometimes, if not always, they represent a much greater threat to law and […]

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Cavazos Brothers Speak Out

March 4, 2012

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Three suburban Los Angeles newspapers ran a story Sunday morning about accusations of official corruption in Operation Black Rain. Black Rain was the ATF infiltration of the Mongols Motorcycle Club that ended abruptly on October 9, 2008. The papers are the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News. They are collectively called […]

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Doc Cavazos Got 14 Years

September 14, 2011

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Greg Risling of the Associated Press reported Wednesday that Ruben “Doc Cavazos, former President of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. “The AP learned of the sentence Tuesday,” Risling wrote, “when U.S. District Judge Otis Wright relayed the information through federal prosecutors after the news organization asked about Ruben ‘Doc’ Cavazos’ […]

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Two Cavazos Sentenced

September 10, 2011

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Ruben “Doc’ Cavazos, the former President of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, and his son Ruben “Lil Rubes” Cavazos, Jr. were sentenced en camera by Federal District Judge Otis D Wright, II at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 8. En camera proceedings are secret court sessions held in a metaphorical “closet.” The secret sentencing illustrates the […]

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Bouncer’s Run Ends

September 5, 2011

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Peter “Bouncer” Soto was arrested by La Policía Estatal Preventiva (The Baja California Preventative Police or PEP) in the La Sierra section of Tijuana, Mexico on July 26. PEP spokesman Alfredo Arenas Moreno said the arrest was the fruit of a routine sweep. Soto was indicted in October 2008 under the RICO statute for being […]

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Daniel “Coconut Dan” Horrigan

September 5, 2011

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Daniel “Coconut Dan” Horrigan died this summer in Carson City, Nevada. Horrigan, a long time confidential informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was responsible for both the widespread expansion of the Mongols Motorcycle Club in 2007 and 2008 and for many of the most damning accusations leveled against that motorcycle club […]

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