Tag Archives: Vagos

The Vegas Vagos Case

October 26, 2017

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The Vegas Vagos Case

Buried in a footnote, at the bottom of the third page of the United States’ eight page “Response to Motion to Reopen” a detention hearing for Vagos Motorcycle Club president Pastor Fausto “Ta Ta” Palafox, is a clue to why the case is being adjudicated in Vegas. The response was filed last June 29. The […]

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Santa Fe Saturday Night

July 31, 2017

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Santa Fe Saturday Night

According to published reports, an unnamed member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club was wounded about nine o’clock Saturday night in an exchange of gunfire with members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Police have declined to say how many shots were exchanged or who was shot. Police would only say that […]

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Absurdist Justice

July 7, 2017

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Absurdist Justice

It is becoming increasingly obvious that most of the current Vagos case titled USA v. Palafox et al. has simply been made up – like a story about demonic dogs by Stephen King or, maybe more to the point, an absolutely authentic look inside outlaw motorcycle gangs as imagined by Kurt Sutter. The entire case […]

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Vagos President Denied Bail

July 5, 2017

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Vagos President Denied Bail

Vagos Motorcycle Club president Pastor Fausto “Ta Ta” Palafox was denied bail in a hearing Monday before federal Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach. The denial appears to have had more to do with procedure than any danger that Palafox might flee. Pretrial services was unable to establish a full time residential address for the Vagos president. […]

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Vagos Nuclear Threat

June 30, 2017

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Vagos Nuclear Threat

For years, the Department of Justice has had a hard time proving the danger presented to the general public by the Vagos Motorcycle Club. That dilemma has led to politicians and prosecutors telling some big time whoppers. During Operation-22 Green in 2006, one defendant was charged with possessing “bomb-making materials” after a search of his […]

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Scoop Shocking Vagos Case Twist

June 23, 2017

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Scoop Shocking Vagos Case Twist

When the Department of Justice unsealed a racketeering indictment against 22 members of Vagos Motorcycle Club most news outlets from Los Angeles to London lapped up the government’s sensational accusations like a dog with a bowl of ice cream in August. It would not be fair to mock the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily […]

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A Hill Of Nothing

June 19, 2017

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A Hill Of Nothing

Over the weekend, an attorney familiar with the recently unsealed Vagos case titled USA v. Palafox et al., called the indictment “a hill of nothing. Nothing will come of this” he said. “But if the government wants to get you, they will litigate for forever and a day.” Details of the case will remain vague […]

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Vagos RICO Indictment Unsealed

June 16, 2017

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Vagos RICO Indictment Unsealed

The Department of Justice unsealed a racketeering indictment against 23 members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club this morning. The indictment was returned Wednesday by a grand jury in Las Vegas. The underlying investigation appears to have begun about the time of a brawl between Vagos and Hells Angels in John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino in Sparks, […]

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Rudnick Recants Testimony

April 27, 2017

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Rudnick Recants Testimony

The Associated Press has reported that former Vagos Motorcycle Club member Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick signed an affidavit on May 17, 2016 recanting his testimony in the trial of Vago Ernesto Manuel “Romeo” Gonzalez. Gonzalez was convicted of the murder of Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew in John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada on September 23, […]

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Vagos Murder Twist

April 7, 2017

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Vagos Murder Twist

The investigation into the apparent murders of two Vagos named Scott Gardner and Brian Davis took a weird twist Wednesday. The two men died of injuries sustained in the parking lot of a bar called the Sportspage in San Bernardino, California at about 7:30 p.m. last Sunday. Their alleged killer was another Vago named Beau […]

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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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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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A Casualty Of War

September 26, 2016

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A Casualty Of War

The motorcycle club world persists because it is a manifestation of what William James, the foremost American Pragmatist, called “The Moral Equivalent of War.” “History is a bath of blood,” James, who considered himself to be a pacifist, wrote in 1910, approximately a century before the notion arose that men should evolve into women and […]

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