Tag Archives: racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations

Are The Mongols Pleas Legal

March 2, 2010

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Seventeen months into the war of legal attrition called United States versus Ruben “Doc” Cavazos and others; after three Judges, two United States Attorneys, and at least 62 plea agreements; thirteen months after the first of those plea deals, with Doc Cavazos, was signed on January 22, 2009; a week after Doc’s current attorney asked […]

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And Now The Pagans

October 6, 2009

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A Federal Grand Jury in Charleston, West Virginia has indicted 55 members and associates of the Pagans Motorcycle Club in eight states for violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act. All RICO defendants face up to 20 years in prison. The 83-page, 44-count indictment was returned on October 1st and unsealed today. Besides […]

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Mongols Bill Of Attainder

October 3, 2009

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Two more plea deals in the Mongols case were published yesterday (Friday) afternoon. These deals tend to appear on Friday afternoons when the fewest people are looking for them. Like forty-one previous defendants in this case, Paul Cordova and Luis Padilla pled guilty to Count One of the Mongols indictment, which is the count that […]

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Mongols Reported Flipping

March 1, 2009

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Plea deals in return for federal cooperation appear imminent in the case brought last October against members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. The Whittier, California Daily News has been reporting for two days that some defendants in the case United States of America v. Cavazos et. al. 2:08-CR-01201-FMC are about to flip. This week, the […]

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