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Outlawing A Motorcycle Club

September 3, 2010

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The government’s argument for the legality of outlawing fraternal, legal and social organizations is most frankly summarized in three  documents filed in the case US v. Cavazos et al. The government is accusing the Mongols Motorcycle Club of being a “racket” and that accusation constitutes about half the proof. The other half of the proof […]

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Dear Suave

August 31, 2010

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Suave writes to ask about the legal battle over the Mongols name and patch – the collective membership marks: “Anything new Rebel?” Answer: Not really. George Steele is now representing Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club Inc. As has been the case from the very start, the government attorneys are infuriatingly stubborn. In a nutshell, the government […]

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Clarification On Battle Over Marks

July 14, 2010

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This page apologizes for the unnecessary consternation it has caused some members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club with the posting below titled “New Battle Over Mongols Marks.” The issue has been argued before three judges and it should have been decided last July. A fine lawyer, gentleman and scholar named David Blair-Loy who is the […]

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Feds Still Seek Mongols Marks

May 13, 2010

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Because justice moves majestically, like a mighty snail, the government is still technically trying to seize the Mongols patch. Unless you were one of the indicted men, the RICO case named for former club President Ruben “Doc” Cavazos was always the least important half of this government attack on the Mongols Motorcycle Club. The big […]

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Mongols Trial Unlikely

March 7, 2010

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It is beginning to look unlikely that any of the defendants in the Mongols Motorcycle Club case will ever stand trial. The prosecution does not want the case to go to trial. The government has both secrets and promises to keep. A usually informed source has said that on at least one occasion, the government […]

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Florence-Marie Cooper

January 17, 2010

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Florence-Marie Cooper, the presiding judge in the current Mongols case, died late Thursday night. At least partly because prosecutors have hidden so much of the case against the members and associates of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, that case will probably be her least well known. She will probably be remembered longest for being the judge […]

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Feds Want Pagans Patch

December 19, 2009

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Two more plea deals in the federal case against the Pagans Motorcycle Club were filed yesterday. One of the plea deals was signed by former Pagans National Vice President Floyd B. “Jesse” Moore. And, that was the least of the news about this case dumped into the public record on the Friday afternoon before Christmas. […]

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Mongols Patch Fight Continues

November 13, 2009

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Obviously, the government wants a rematch in the fight for the Mongols trademarks. Preferably, sometime after Judge Florence-Marie Cooper retires next spring. Last Monday federal prosecutors filed a motion in the Ramon Rivera v. Ronnie Carter etc. et al. civil case asking Judge Cooper to dismiss the Rivera suit. The motion asks for a hearing […]

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Mongols Demand, Feds Stall

August 20, 2009

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In court papers filed Monday, the Mongols Motorcycle Club demanded the return of personal property seized by “law enforcement officials throughout the United States…belonging to the club’s members and other third parties who have not been indicted solely because that property bears the Mongols trademark.” The club filed a 31 page supplemental brief, a proposed […]

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