Tag Archives: plea deals

Now Thirty Mongols Pleas

September 8, 2009

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Four more defendants in the government’s case against Ruben “Doc” Cavazos and others have reached plea and sentencing agreements. Cavazos is a former President of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. He was expelled from the club six weeks before the federal indictment that announced the case was unsealed. Throughout the case the Department of Justice has […]

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Updating The Mongols Pleas

August 21, 2009

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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 […]

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Another Mongols Plea

July 8, 2009

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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 […]

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Ricardo Gutierrez — A Correction

June 29, 2009

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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 […]

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Greatest Drug Danger

June 8, 2009

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People in modern America get loaded for exactly the same reasons the desperate poor drank gin in Dickens’ London. But, at least the Dickensian wretches never faced arrest for drowning their sorrows. Today, the greatest danger from drugs may be persecution by the police. Last week, four more members of the Galloping Goose Motorcycle Club […]

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Two More Mongols Plead

June 5, 2009

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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 […]

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Monster Mongolian Flip Fest

May 27, 2009

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Mongols are already flipping like jumping beans and things may be about to get even uglier. Yesterday, United States District Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper ruled that future plea deals would no longer be routinely sealed. Of the 79 members and associates of the Mongols Motorcycle Club who were indicted last October, 22 of them have […]

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