Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Russian invade

Type in the above to Google and there will be a zillion hits related to one country. If you guessed Ukraine, congratulations. Putin has deployed 40 "battalion tactical groups" (BTGS) to the border with the former Soviet state. Russia is said to have 94,000 troops, 1,200 tanks, 1,600 pieces of the artillery, 330 aircraft, 75 warships and six submarines in the region.
Ukrainian commander Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Kiev's defence intelligence agency, laid out the scale of the attack involving some 100,000 soldiers. Budanov added Russia will first attempt to further destabilize Ukraine by stoking unrest, protests and attempting to undermine president Volodymyr Zelensky. He blamed the ongoing border crisis between Belarus and Ukraine on the Russians.

U.K.'s Aimee Patterson avoids jail for shotgun

Cops found a black bag containing a 9mm Grand Power pistol and a shotgun concealed in the garden of Aimee Patterson. Patterson, 24, was handed a community order after pleading guilty to possession of a shotgun. The judge said “She is 25 tomorrow, she is described in her psychiatric report as vulnerable. A shotgun was found in her garden at her house, it was not hers and had been put there by others."
"There are issues with her mental health.”

Kie Connor
Things didn't go as well for Kie Connor, 19. “Mr Connor, I have seen the photo of you in the balaclava holding the machete, and the various messages about paying for a firearm." He was jailed for 66 months and banned from driving for 33 months. Connor was seen on various Snapchat videos played to a court pointing a handgun and pulling the trigger, as well as filming ammunition

Monday, December 6, 2021

Gangsters use truck fitted with ram in prison breakout of Mexican boss

Mexican gangsters used a convoy of vehicles to ram into a prison in Tula, north of Mexico City, and set free nine people. Several vehicles, including a truck with homemade armor-plating, were used as part of the dramatic breakout.

The Pueblos Unidos Cartel is dedicated to the theft of fuel in the Hidalgo region.
Soldiers, police, and the national guard launched a manhunt to find the escapees. Freedom found José Artemio Maldonado Mejía, "El Michoacano," leader of a local crime group Pueblos Unidos.

Mejía had been in custody for only a week before the breakout.

Jury Convicts Gypsy Jokers MC

A federal jury in Portland found two members of the Gypsy Jokers guilty of kidnapping and murder in aid of racketeering for the 2015 kidnapping and murder of Robert Huggins, a Portland resident and former club member. National president Mark Leroy Dencklau, 61, and Chad Leroy Erickson, 51, were found guilty of murder in aid of racketeering; kidnapping in aid of racketeering, resulting in death; kidnapping resulting in death; and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, resulting in death.
Since the 1980s, the club has been active in Oregon and Washington and operated six clubhouses in the Pacific Northwest. The club also has international chapters in Germany, Australia, and Norway.

Huggins was tortured and killed.

GoFundMe removes Oz Hells Angels fundraiser

A GoFundMe page set up to help a group of Hells Angels bikies accused of murder with legal fees has been pulled down for breaching the site’s terms of service. The page was set up to raise money for seven members and one associate facing murder charges in connection to the murder of Jason De Ieso. The money plea was established by a close associate of the group who asked the public for donations for the Hells Angels North Crew who were “facing some serious legal problems”.
“Hello my dear brothers, as some of you are aware our brothers are facing a some serious legal problems. We are asking for as much support and donations as we can get for our brothers, any little bit helps.” De Ieso, who was an innocent bystander in a feud between the Hells Angels and rival Finks, was killed in 2012 at his Pooraka workshop in Adelaide.
Nine men were shown in CCTV footage walking towards the building before the incident, with at least six carrying guns.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Semion Mogilevich - 'Boss of Bosses'

Semion Mogilevich is a Ukraine-born Russian crime boss and is described around the world as the "boss of bosses" of most Russian Mafia syndicates. The FBI dubbed him as "the most dangerous mobster in the world". Mogilevich has been accused of weapons trafficking, contract murders, extortion, drug trafficking, and prostitution on an international scale. His net worth exceeds $10b.
Mogilevich was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list in 2009. He was later removed because he resides in a country with no extradition treaty.

Interpol lists Mogilevich on its list of Europe’s most wanted.
Unlike his peers, it's no secret where Mogilevich lives. He resides in luxury in Moscow in spite of many international warrants issued against him. The crime boss is one of the subjects in Netflix's true-crime series 'World's Most Wanted'.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Gangster linked to unsolved art heist 30 years after his death

Donati was found in the trunk of his Cadillac having been stabbed repeatedly and had had his throat slashed.
Bobby Donati tried to sell a bronze eagle sculpture taken in the raid on Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner museum before his death a year later, retired appraiser Paul Calantropo revealed. The expert said he recognised it as one of the 13 items stolen — which also included Rembrandt paintings — and told the mobster it was worthless due to its infamy. He told Donati: ‘Jesus Bobby, why didn’t you steal the Mona Lisa?’
The pair never met again and a year later Donati was attacked outside his home in New England and murdered.
Calantropo said he believes the convicted robber and thief took the secret of the hidden loot to his grave. Two men dressed as police officers walked out of the museum with the $500m haul of art on March 18, 1990. It remains the biggest art heist ever on American soil. Those paintings were Rembrandt’s “Storm on the Sea of Galilee,” and Vermeer’s “The Concert,” which were among the 13 artworks taken in a theft that remains one of the highest-profile unsolved crimes in Boston history.
See ----->Last mobster tied to Boston art heist dies

Thomas Farese busted again

The DoJ announced Nov. 19 that Thomas Farese, 79, and Domenic Gatto, 47, have been charged with health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud and other crimes totaling $25m in losses by Medicare, Tricare and CHAMPVA, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health program for eligible veterans' spouses and children. Its the second time in seven months the men have faced charges for health care fraud: in April, they and others were charged with conspiracy and committing fraud, bilking government health programs of $65m.
Thomas Farese (aka Tom Mix), the former consiglieri and street boss for the Colombo crime family was reportedly at the top of the scheme, which involved “durable medical equipment and genetic cancer screening.” Prosecutors called Farese "a capo in the Colombo organized crime family" with "contacts throughout the world to facilitate money-laundering transactions."

Friday, December 3, 2021

Bikie sniper pleads guilty

Our Bikie Sniper appears in the video, unmasked.
A 34-year-old Perth man, whose identity is suppressed, has admitting his sniper-style killing of Rebels bikie Nick Martin as he watched a drag race with his family at the crowded Kwinana Motorplex in December 2020. The man was remanded in custody and will face a sentencing hearing December 20th in the WA Supreme Court. Its likely he will receive a life jail term and it will be up to the judge to set a minimum term of at least 10 years, which must be served before parole.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Leonardo Rizzuto wins appeal

The Quebec Court of Appeal has rejected the Crown’s appeal of a lower court decision to exclude evidence seized from the home of Montreal Mafia boss Leonardo Rizzuto six years ago that resulted in him being acquitted on cocaine and firearms-related charges. The son of Vito Rizzuto was acquitted of charges of gangsterism and conspiracy to traffic cocaine. A judge previously ruled that cops illegally wiretapped Rizzuto and Stefano Sollecito lawyer’s office.
The men were arrested in 2015.
With the evidence from the wiretaps excluded, the only evidence that remained, in terms of supporting the search warrant, was a statement from a police informant.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

London minicab driver Hannan Khan a crack dealer

Khan drove his taxi, specially adapted to hide drugs, from London to Dundee.
London minicab driver Hannan Khan, 24, made a 1,000-mile round trip to flood a Scottish city with crack cocaine. He has been jailed for 18 months. He claimed the downturn in work caused by the pandemic lockdown had forced him to turn to dealing crack. He was also linked to a second car found parked in the city. A search of both vehicles recovered rocks of crack cocaine worth over £13,000.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Larry Amero, Dean Wiwchar and Rabih Alkhalil in court

Larry AmeroAccused killer Amero began to faint in B.C. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 as pictures of a gangland shooting in which he was wounded were presented. Photos of blood pooled on the vehicle’s driver’s seat saw Amero have problems breathing. Amero, Dean Michael Wiwchar and Rabih “Robby” Alkhalil face first-degree murder charges for the death of Sandip Duhre. The killing was revenge for the Bacon hit outside Kelowna’s Delta Grand Hotel in August 2011. That shooting was in retaliation for the October 2010 murder of Gurmit Dhak, a leader of the Dhak Group. Sandip Duhre was gunned down at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

Sandip Duhre was killed with several shots in the face in the lobby of the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver in 2012.

Dean Wiwchar was paid $120k for the Duhre hit.
See ----->The Alkhalil Brothers
See ----->Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil pulls 8 years
See ----->Trial of Rabih 'Robby' Alkhalil

New car dealer's lots empty - theft way up

A reporter's new Toyota Highlander SUV was in his driveway in Toronto at 3:01 a.m. on Sept. 30. At 3:02 a.m. someone used a device to unlock the door and start the engine. The Toyota stopped at the side of a park at 3:05 a.m. Then all electronic trace of the five-month-old vehicle vanished. The car was driven a short distance and loaded into a cargo container along with a second stolen Toyota, then moved by truck, either to the Brampton Intermodal or the Concord Intermodal. The container arrived at the Port of Halifax, to be loaded onto a container vessel bound for the United Arab Emirates. Customs and insurance investigators seized 30 vehicles, including the Toyota. Among the cars were more Toyota Highlanders and Toyota RAV4s, Ford F150 pickup trucks, Lexus RX 350s, Honda CR-Vs and a few Porsches.
They would sell for two to three times their value, particularly now because the worldwide semi-conductor chip shortage has reduced the availability of vehicles. There’s a huge profit margin and low risk in this business.
It costs about $10k to move a shipping container that can hold two or three vehicles. A container ship waiting in the Halifax port was scheduled to take the shipment to Dubai. Up until a year ago, most stolen cars in Canada leaving from the East Coast were sent to West Africa, then shipped up to Europe. The bottom line is that customs officers can’t check all containers. Modern cars use 1,000 to 2,000 computer chips for everything from the operation of power brakes, power steering, backup cameras and the onboard display screen. With fewer cars available, crews are working in “steal to order” rings. Cops in Ontario have made some arrests.
In October, York cops charged nine men in a project dubbed “Operation Crockpot.” Detectives seized 88 vehicles valued at $5m. They also seized $300k in cash and a quantity of “electronic re-programmers” used to turn a blank key fob into one that would start a car. The cars were all destined for overseas locations. In March, York Regional Police seized cars valued at $4.5m.

Luck assists €9.8m Irish cocaine bust

There was an “element of luck” to the seizure of €9.8m as the criminal who was due to collect the seizure was arrested earlier this week in the Netherlands and no one else arrived to collect the drugs which was at Dublin Port for a number of days. Revenue officers seized 60kg of cocaine, 22kg of heroin, 145kg of cannabis resin, 79kg of cannabis herb and 1kg of ketamine. Detector dog Robbie racked up another one.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Anton Billis - Bat Boy

From 2010. This would be Mr. Anton Billis with a baseball bat, along with dog Michael James Giovinazzo. These two bums were photographed red-handed doing their 'standover tactics' with Mr. Terence McLernon present in a vehicle. Billis lost his toughness (balls?) when the cops showed up.

Shortly afterwards McLernon's car was firebombed. No one was charged.
Anthony Byron Billis claims McLernon is in contempt of court. Billis has a criminal record, along with an extensive history with Australian securities regulators.

See -----> Anthony Byron Billis - World's Largest Bullion Scam - 'No Balls'