Tag Archives: racketeering indictment

The Rabbit Hole In West Virginia

February 5, 2010

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There is an old joke in Los Angeles. The President wants to know who has the best police force so he releases a rabbit into a forest and tells cops from every city to go find it. Three minutes later the Los Angeles Police Department drives out of the forest with a bloody and beaten […]

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Is The Whole Pagans Case Surplusage

January 25, 2010

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Defense attorneys in the Pagans case last week began filing motions that challenge the prosecution’s basic argument: Which is that motorcycle clubs are criminal enterprises and the way to outlaw them is by using the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute. Three defendants, Martin Nuss, Christopher T. Brunner and Daniel J. Reilly all sought to […]

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Much Mongols Ado

September 29, 2009

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Don’t call it the Mongols case. It isn’t about the Mongols. It is about cops and lawyers and judges getting paid. For those just now returning from a long trip to the planet Mars, almost a year ago, on October 21st, 2008, United States Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien announced via press release that, “Sixty-one members […]

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Government Loses Mongols Case

August 18, 2009

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The Mongols Motorcycle Club has won the fight over the seizure of its trademarks. United States Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien has lost his case. The club continues to own its name and its patch and has a constitutionally protected right to continue to exist. Last October 21st, a brash press release announced the unsealing of […]

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Did Doc Steal The Patch

June 22, 2009

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Last week in As Mongols Nation Turns, the drama was all about the patch. Some weeks it is embarrassing to watch this soap opera. It is like watching an old heavyweight get cut up round after round by a middleweight with hands that blur. The Mongols might be strong and tough and have all the […]

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