Tag Archives: racketeering case

RICO’s Greatest Hits

May 5, 2010

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The great war of the legal briefs is still unfolding in the Pagans case in Charleston, West Virginia. It is boring so we will try to be brief. But it is important anyway because it is case about whether motorcycle clubs are inherently rackets or fundamentally something else. In particular, it is a case about […]

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Pagans Plea Rejected

March 10, 2010

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Now plea deals are starting to bounce in the federal racketeering case in Charleston West Virginia against members and associates of the Pagans Motorcycle Club. A hard core of the defense lawyers in this case have refused to just roll over for the prosecution like good legal professionals, and wave their little white flags in […]

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New Judges In Mongols Case

February 1, 2010

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What remains of the 17-month-old, federal racketeering case against 78 members and associates of the Mongols Motorcycle Club has now been assigned to two judges in separate counties in Southern California. Florence-Marie Cooper, who previously presided over the Mongols case died January 15th. She will be replaced by the Honorable Otis D. Wright and the […]

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James Hicks’ Murder

October 7, 2009

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Whatever pathetic racketeering case United States Attorney Charles T. Miller dreamed of bringing against 54 members and associates of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, it has now been overshadowed by the murder of James M. Hicks. Hicks (pictured above) was not named in the indictment but police killed him anyway during a commando style invasion of […]

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First Mongol Sentenced

June 26, 2009

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The first defendant in the Mongols racketeering case was sentenced this week and that is both good news and bad news for the Mongols. Juan Manuel “Listo” Nieves pled guilty to belonging to a murdering, drug dealing, criminal conspiracy named the Mongols Motorcycle Club and he was sentenced to 27 months in prison followed by […]

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