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Wrapping Up The Pagans Pleas

March 26, 2012

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The remaining two defendants in the Pagans racketeering case titled U.S. v. Barbeito et al. took plea deals last week in Charleston, West Virginia. The men were Richard Timothy “Lucky” Weaver and Elmer Luke “Tramp” Moore. Weaver pled guilty to one count of “conspiracy” charged in a superseding indictment in this case filed in February […]

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Two Cavazos Sentenced

September 10, 2011

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Ruben “Doc’ Cavazos, the former President of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, and his son Ruben “Lil Rubes” Cavazos, Jr. were sentenced en camera by Federal District Judge Otis D Wright, II at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 8. En camera proceedings are secret court sessions held in a metaphorical “closet.” The secret sentencing illustrates the […]

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Bad Prosecutor No Donut

March 16, 2010

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The government case against the Pagans Motorcycle Club is sinking faster than the Titanic. Prosecutors know it and the defense attorneys who told their clients to make plea deals for crimes they did not commit know it. The prosecutors are already trying to spin this travesty. Any minute now the United States Attorney will issue […]

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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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Are The Mongols Pleas Legal

March 2, 2010

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Seventeen months into the war of legal attrition called United States versus Ruben “Doc” Cavazos and others; after three Judges, two United States Attorneys, and at least 62 plea agreements; thirteen months after the first of those plea deals, with Doc Cavazos, was signed on January 22, 2009; a week after Doc’s current attorney asked […]

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More Mongols Sentenced

March 1, 2010

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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 […]

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Twelfth Pagan Plea Deal

January 11, 2010

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There have been twelve plea bargaining agreements in the Pagans case now unfolding in Charleston, West Virginia. Last October 23rd, Timothy A. Flood, the former President of the Northeast Philadelphia chapter of the club pled guilty to helping the Pagans run an illegal lottery. The plea deal was unsealed last Thursday, January 7th. Flood pled […]

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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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Ninth Pagan Plea Deal

December 17, 2009

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Fifteen days ago, on December 2, James R. “Bones” Claypool became the ninth defendant in the current federal case against the Pagans Motorcycle Club to agree to cooperate with prosecutors. The plea agreement had been sealed until yesterday. As with every other cooperating defendant in the case, Claypool agreed to “be forthright and truthful with […]

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Munz Pleads To Count One

December 15, 2009

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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, […]

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More Pagans Pleas

December 8, 2009

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Two more defendants in the big government case against the Pagans Motorcycle Club agreed to plea and sentencing agreements last Friday. Michael Roy “Butterbean” Sneed, 43, of Charleston, West Virginia and Thomas “Grumpy” Morris, 67, of Dunbar, West Virginia have both agreed to “be forthright and truthful with (prosecutors) and other law enforcement agencies with […]

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Now Seven Pagans Pleas

November 17, 2009

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Now seven of the 55 members and associates of the Pagans Motorcycle Club indicted September 29th have agreed to cooperate with the prosecution. On October 27th four defendants, Eric Lyttle, 30, James Lyttle, 55, William Hankins Sr., 54, and Edward Parsons, 29, all pled guilty and agreed to “be forthright and truthful with (prosecutors) and […]

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Mongols Bill Of Attainder

October 3, 2009

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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 […]

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