Tag Archives: criminal enterprise

Detroit Drama

April 13, 2010

45 Comments

The big biker drama in Detroit, United States versus Nagi et al., the Highwaymen Trial, just concluded its fifth day and so far the most interesting revelation has been the news that Billy Wadd (pictured above and bragging in the video below) is a rat. The case began with a sealed indictment in September 2006. […]

Share
Continue reading...

More Mongols Sentenced

March 1, 2010

9 Comments

Judge Otis D Wright sentenced six more defendants in the Mongols case, United States versus Cavazos et al., last week. All the defendants pled guilty to Count One of the indictment which initiated the case. Count One accused the defendants of: “being persons employed by and associated with the Mongols criminal enterprise, which enterprise engaged […]

Share
Continue reading...

Government Says Mongols Racket Proven

January 15, 2010

45 Comments

The official government spokesman for the prosecution in the Mongols case said earlier today that the government has proved that the Mongols Motorcycle Club is a criminal organization. The spokesman also said the government still intends to confiscate the club’s patch. So far, 61 of 79 defendants indicted on October 9, 2008 have pled guilty […]

Share
Continue reading...

Munz Pleads To Count One

December 15, 2009

66 Comments

One of the most senior and respectfully regarded members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club signed a plea deal yesterday. Bill Michael Munz pled guilty to Count One of the Indictment in United States v. Ruben Cavazos, et al. Count One alleges that: “Beginning on a date unknown, and continuing to on or about October 9, […]

Share
Continue reading...

Mongols Case Scorecard

October 13, 2009

21 Comments

Here is a summary of the three principal federal cases involving members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club as of today. The three cases are United States versus Cavazos and others in Los Angeles; US versus Maestas and others in Denver; and US versus Christopher Ablett in Oakland. Cavazos Count One Seventy-nine members and associates of […]

Share
Continue reading...

Mongols Bill Of Attainder

October 3, 2009

10 Comments

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 […]

Share
Continue reading...

Updating The Mongols Pleas

August 21, 2009

44 Comments

The longer the Mongols case lasts, the smaller it grows. Ten months ago militarized police in six states served 160 search warrants and 110 arrest warrants and the United States Attorney in Los Angeles indicted 79 members, associates and former members of the Mongols Motorcycle club for racketeering. This is what has happened to the […]

Share
Continue reading...

Another Mongols Plea

July 8, 2009

24 Comments

Former Chino Chapter President Roger “Stamper” Martinez became the eleventh member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club to enter an unsealed guilty plea last Friday. So far, 27 of 78 defendants, about 35 percent, have made plea deals with the Federal prosecutors. None of the defendants who have entered unsealed pleas are cooperating with the prosecution […]

Share
Continue reading...

Ricardo Gutierrez — A Correction

June 29, 2009

1 Comment

We do not like running corrections but when we are wrong we have no choice. And, we were wrong again. So we have to apologize again. Earlier this month this page said that “Ricardo Gutierrez, who previously opposed sealing plea deals, has now publically stated that, ‘as part of his role as a member of […]

Share
Continue reading...

Two More Pleas In Mongols Case

June 10, 2009

18 Comments

Two more former members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club have agreed to Plea and Sentencing Agreements with the Department of Justice. The men are Shawn “Monster” Buss and Ramon “Speedy” Contreras. Buss Buss, a former Mongols chapter President has pled guilty to one count of racketeering. Buss has stated to the court that he “carried […]

Share
Continue reading...

Two More Mongols Plead

June 5, 2009

2 Comments

The government really wants to make the racketeering complaint against the Mongols Motorcycle Club stick. Two more Mongols pleaded guilty this week. The United States Attorney has agreed in writing to give these defendants a little something for their cooperation. Both defendants have stated in writing and agreed in open court that the Mongols Motorcycle […]

Share
Continue reading...