Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Board of Directors of MS13

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have hit MS-13’s “board of directors” with terror charges — accusing the leaders of ordering scores of murders. The men make up the “Ranfla Nacional” — the gang’s ruling body. The “Twelve Apostles of the Devil” are the upper echelon of MS-13.

The vicious gang is responsible for a huge number of mutilated bodies. The machete is the preferred tool of choice.

HA 'Brutal South' chapter busted again

Steven Belshaw, sergeant-at-arms for the 'Brutal South' chapter of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang has been arrested during a series of police raids.

"This mob prance around, taking steroids, lifting weights and standing over people," a cop said. "We will allege that these people are part of a large criminal group and we know they are responsible for a number of violent crimes and drug supply."

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Good news/Bad news for gangster Jonathan Olson

Prolific offender Jonathon Olsen has bought himself 11.5 years in prison.
Jonathan David Olson was convicted with Brodie Tyrel Takahashi Robinson for a series of incidents over the 2017 Canada Day long weekend, which included shooting another gangster in the head. Olson has an extensive and violent criminal record. The Crown informed the court in September 2019 of a pending application under section 752.1 of the criminal code ... the dangerous offender tag and an indeterminate sentence. The dangerous offender designation application is now off the table. The Crown is seeking a sentence of 14 years.
Police dog Grinder is on patrol after Olson attempted to drown him in the Vedder River in 2018.Drama ensued as Olson was found in possession of a stolen vehicle near the Vedder Canal. He ended up in the water fleeing from a police dog that he fought off and attempted to drown. He was arrested by the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team after being found hiding in bushes. Both Robinson and Olson face a minimum for the most serious weapons offence. The criminal code calls for a minimum of five years with the use of a restricted or prohibited firearm. Olson originally faced the rare charge of attempting to kill or maim a law enforcement animal, but that was dropped.

Underbelly - Williams and Veniamin

Smiling, one couldn't tell two of Australia's most notorious killers were bumping off scores of rivals. Youthful-looking drug kingpin Carl Williams and hitman Andrew 'Benji' Veniamin were at their height. By the end of their gangland conflict, 36 men would be dead - seven personally murdered by Veniamin.

Both men would soon meet their doom. Veniamin bought two bullets in the neck and one in the head. Mick Gatto claimed self defense and was acquited. Williams was beaten to death at Barwon Prison by inmate Matthew Johnson.
Their story was told in a made for TV series called Underbelly.

355 members of 'Ndrangheta in 'maxi-trial'

The trial grew out of an investigation of 12 clans linked to convicted 'Ndrangheta boss, Luigi Mancuso. Mancuso, 66, is head of one of the 'Ngrangheta's most powerful crime families, based in the town of Vibo Valentia.

Once a band of thugs, today they are said to control 80% of Europe's cocaine trade, raking in about £50b a year — or 3% of Italy's GDP. They formed an allegiance with cartels in South America, who manufacture the cocaine, and Albanians, who distribute it.
Extreme brutality is the 'Ndrangheta's trademark. Three judges are assigned to oversee Italy's largest mafia trial in more than 30 years. Prosecutors claim the gangsters infiltrated almost every aspect of life in Italy's Calabria region. The trial is expected to take at least a year and will involve 355 defendants, 400 lawyers and 900 witnesses.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Another Barletta arson

A luxury home destroyed in a recent fire had been restrained in a police crackdown on an HA gambling ring. It has connections to three men charged with money laundering. The five-bedroom home at 189 Lake Dr. had just sold for $7.9m. The home on Georgian Bay is the third connected to Robert Barletta to be destroyed by fire.
Homebuilder Michael Curtis, 37, and developer Douglas Lang Adams, 58, were charged with money laundering and possessing proceeds of crime as part of Operation Hobart.

Robert Barletta narrowly survived a March 30, 2020, attempt on his life.

Gangsters land free money

Solid Gold is a peeler bar with a tight connection to the Calabrian Mafia. A list published by CRA reveals those who have cashed in from a program, created last spring, that finances 75% of companies' payroll. It cost taxpayers $55 billion.
Solid Gold has received government assistance. Influential Calabrian mobster Moreno Gallo was expelled from the country for serious criminality in January 2012 and murdered the following year in Mexico was once the owner. In recent years, arson and gunfire have occurred often around Solid Gold.

The Pro Gym, linked to the Hells Angels for years has also received free money. Vice-president of Pro Gym is Christian Ménard, a Sherbrooke Hells Angel.
"The subsidy was used to pay part of the salaries of the employees with whom we have kept an employment relationship" says the biker, who has pledged to ignore Covid-19 lockdowns.

Individuals convicted of tax fraud by Revenu Québec had no problems. WE Charity (UNIS in French) is also on the list. It is embroiled in scandal after Trudeau hired it to manage a $900m student volunteer program. The program earned WE Charity nearly $43m million in management fees.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

SC cops land huge drug haul

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in SC announced the largest meth seizure in the county’s history. More than 500 pounds of meth was seized. Also found was 9 pounds of fentanyl, cocaine, weapons, and $415k in cash. Mexicans Christian Eduerdo Tinejero Pena, 22, and Jairo Martinez Covarrobias, 37 face a mountain of charges.
Cops say the bust is worth $8m and is cartel related.

Cocaine smuggling route through Libya

Drug traffickers are increasingly looking to North Africa as a transhipment point for cocaine. Customs inspectors at Malta Freeport seized 612 kg of cocaine worth $84m in December, a record haul. Three days earlier, authorities at the port of Guayaquil in Ecuador seized 582kg of cocaine hidden in 19 pieces of teak bound for Libya and Syria.

The size of the two shipments to Libya strongly suggests onwards transport to Europe.

Christian Deschênes’s plea denied

It all added up to a 45 year sentence. After passes to leave prison to visit his dying wife were cancelled due to COVID-19, Christian Deschênes sued. His plea has been denied. In 2001 he was arrested in a plot to kidnap Francesco Arcadi, the street boss of the Rizzuto Mafia clan. While he faced trial, he was nailed as a conspirator in a $1m armoured truck heist.
Deschênes, now 64, isn’t the man he once was, the parole board was told. Housed in a minimum-security facility in Laval, he was granted unescorted temporary absences, although he was turned down for full parole and day parole.

His wife has terminal cancer with a dire prognosis of about a year.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Gambino associate pleads guilty in ‘pants on fire’ torching of Mercedes

Tuccio faces a mandatory 10 year prison term. Peter Tuccio, 27, pleaded guilty to felony extortion for torching the Mercedes of a Queens businessman who stopped making payoffs to an irate mob captain.

The arson didn’t go as planned: co-conspirator Gino Gabrielli set himself on fire in the attempt. Gabrielli, accompanied by Tuccio, turned up at hospital for treatment of burns.

328kg of cocaine landed in Florida

St. Thomas cops Teshawn Adams, Shakim Mike.
Six men, including two police officers, were arrested after agents found 328 kg of cocaine at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. The four who were aboard the plane are U.S. citizens residing in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Shakim Mike, Maleek Leanard, Roystin David and Teshawn Adams were arrested.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Crypto Crime - Tether

Tether finds itself in the crosshairs of a fraud investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office. Multiple lawsuits have been consolidated into one class action alleging fraud by Tether and related Bitfinex.

Apparent losses of $850m is appearing to flow from co-mingled client and corporate funds. This is securities and commodities fraud.

In July founder Brock Pierce said he no longer owns any Tether stablecoin.
Bitfinex and Tether claim that the money is tied up in a series of asset freezes being enforced by multiple foreign governments. That claim may be tested soon as criminal indictments are expected any day.

The so called 'digital asset' appears headed for more troubled waters.

Delaware gangsters nailed

Marquise A. Mack
Operation Rise-n-Shyne was named after one of the gangs, the G-Shyne Bloods in Dover, Delaware.

39 were indicted on a combined more than 260 charges tied to four gangs: G-Shyne Bloods, Mob Piro Bloods, Sex, Money, Murder Bloods, and 48-Gang.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Kelowna RCMP Const. Siggy Pietrzak in the pig pen

Const. Siggy Pietrzak was placed on desk duty after footage of him repeatedly punching a man in downtown Kelowna emerged. Pietrzak's criminal and internal conduct investigations remain ongoing.
Tyler Russell was on the receiving end of at least 10 punches from Const. Siggy Pietrzak while he was held by two other cops. A notice of civil claim outlines six causes of action against Siggy 'Piggy' Pietrzak, the B.C. Minister of Justice and AG of Canada.
The cops say ... “During the arrest, the man actively resisted and allegedly turned combative toward the RCMP officers, who requested immediate backup.” It wasn't Pietrzak's first complaint and it was his sister who ratted him out. "My brother is the one that flew out of the vehicle and started throwing punches," she said in an email. "That’s who my brother is." The Kelowna RCMP had a long string of incidents in 2020.

Altaf Khanani - Cameron Ortis

Altaf Khanani was one of the world's largest money launderers. The Pakistani was involved in the illicit movement of money between Pakistan, the UAE, US, UK, Canada and Australia. He moved money for cartels and terrorist groups.

FinCEN files suggest Khanani moved $14b annually. The Khanani Money Laundering Organization funnelled billions across the globe on behalf of terrorists, drug traffickers, and criminals.

Khanani was arrested in 2015 by the DEA.
Khanani was sent to the US, where he was sentenced to 68 months. He was released from prison on July 13.
A ring of currency traders in Toronto laundered hundreds of millions in drug money annually, and transferring huge sums between Iran and Canada via Dubai, a banking zone used by the Iranian regime. In 2016 spy Cameron Ortis took over the file and began offering to sell intelligence to the Khanani network.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Miss BumBum 2018 Flavia Tamayo busted

Flavia Tamayo, 22, was arrested in the city of Vitoria in eastern Brazil.

Tamayo, once featured on the cover of Playboy Portugal, was arrested for leading a criminal organization of women who provided cocaine, hashish and sex to VIP customers who would pay between $100-$200 for a 'program' of sex and drugs.
Police in Brazil’s Federal District said Tamayo was known as the “Powder Queen” and the “Powder Panther.”
After winning Miss BumBum Brazil in 2018, she was accused of bum augmentation. She claimed her ass was all natural. As she was being arrested she started screaming and taking her clothes off. Playboy Portugal billed her a “true Brazilian beauty” when she graced their cover.

Trump high crimes - incitement of insurrection

An article of impeachment against Trump charges him with incitement of insurrection. "Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States or his role in the takeover of the U.S. Capitol."

"Donald John Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States."
Children can identify the principle. A loser doesn´t declare himself the winner. A child knows it’s wrong for the loser to try to change the results by threatening those who keep score and enforce the rules.

That's what Trump tried to do to the top election official in Georgia. Trump lost Georgia by 11,779 votes and then brandished the threat of criminal prosecution. He claimed that Georgia’s ballots were corrupt even as he was trying to corrupt them.
Trump is responsible for the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after suffering injuries in the siege at the Capitol. Sicknick, 42, was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Gambia seizes 3 tonnes of cocaine

Gambian authorities seized nearly three tonnes of cocaine from a shipment of industrial salt from Ecuador. It is one of the largest ever busts in West Africa. Smugglers generally use West Africa as a transshipment point for cocaine en route from South America to Europe.

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr.

Meredith Jr. traveled to Washington for the Trump rally. He was charged with threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He sent a text message saying he was thinking about putting “a bullet in her (Pelosi’s) noggin on Live TV.”
Cops found a Glock 19, a Tavor X95 assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.