Friday, March 22, 2019

'Superlab' busted in Ontario

Police have busted an Ontario “super lab” and seized $5m worth of drugs in the biggest meth haul the force has ever seen. York regional police’s organized crime bureau executed six search warrants across the region after receiving a tip about suspicious dumped material.
Twelve vehicles as well as Canadian and U.S. cash were also seized in the raids. The lab could produce multi-kilo level of synthetic drugs. 8 are facing charges including production of a controlled substance, possession of the proceeds of crime and possession of meth for trafficking. Dubbed 'Project Discard' cops seized more than 21,000 kg of toxic waste and 50 kg of meth.

Christian financial planner “Doc” Gallagher facing Ponzi charges

'Doc' lured seniors through his paid weekly radio broadcasts.W. Neil “Doc” Gallagher liked to tell radio listeners his investment advice was guided by scripture. Cops claim he ignored the part “Thou shalt not steal.”
Gallagher, 78, faces civil and criminal charges saying he stole more than $19m from senior citizens, who put their faith in him.
“The Money Doctor” pitched his retirement-planning services through weekly broadcasts that blended investment talk with cheery Christian tidings. He bought airtime for his shows on three Dallas-area AM stations. In 2016, he published “Jesus Christ, Money Master,” a book offering faith-based financial advice.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Killer of acting boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali a 'dead man walking'

Sources predicted that the alleged killer of acting Gambino crime-family boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali will have a short but notorious life. Not only will Anthony Comello, 24, of Staten Island, likely be targeted for a hit by the mob, but he also could fall prey to “somebody trying to make a name for himself by taking this kid out if the family doesn't get to him first,” the expert said.

Comello will be returned to Staten Island over the next week to face charges in the brazen assassination where Cali, 53, was gunned down in front of his home.
See ----->Gambino Mob Boss Cali shot and killed on Staten Island

Kamloops hit with unprecedented level of gang violence

With three murders in the first six weeks of 2019, this city of 100,000 is in the throes of unprecedented big city gangland violence. Lower Mainland crime groups have been active in Kamloops for years. The Independent Soldiers set up shop in the mid-2000s, although several members were later convicted and imprisoned. The ruthless and deadly Red Scorpions arrived on the scene a few years later.

The Wolf Pack gang alliance was the next major player to come to town until their prominence waned after key arrests.

Cody Mathieu was shot dead.
The Hells Angels have major influence in the area through one of its puppet clubs, the Throttle Lockers. Hells Angels Chad Wilson, who was murdered in Metro Vancouver on Nov. 18, was one of the main suppliers to Kamloops drug lines. He was also extremely close to several Throttle Locker members.

The executed Konaam Shirzad was believed to be the operator of a major drug line in the town.

Jason Glover was fatally shot.
Other midsize cities have faced the same issue with big-city crime groups setting up in their communities. Abbotsford was plagued by similar gang violence a decade ago at the height of the war between the Red Scorpions and the United Nations.

Yellowknife, Kelowna and Prince George have also had brazen public shootings linked to Lower Mainland gangs and the drug trade. If there is money to be made, gangsters are going to go there to do it.
See ----->Shirzad murder set stage for violence unfolding in Kamloops

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

TO murder suspect busted in B.C. for not wearing bike helmet

Kyle Dias, 19, went on the run after the murder of Tesfa Welsh-Hope and went as far west as he could go. He ended up in Nanaimo and stole a bike. Naturally he wasn't about to go buy a helmet.

Cops stopped him in a park and checked the serial number on the bicycle, confirming that it had been reported stolen. They arrested Dias for possession of stolen property. That charge was quickly dropped after cops determined his identity. Dias is to be returned to Toronto today to face a second-degree murder charge.

China on the hunt for 'baby face' gangster

Police in southwest China's Yunnan Province apologized after they used a childhood photo for a 17-year-old suspect in a wanted notice.

The purpose of a wanted poster is to attract public attention, but in this case the round-faced, chubby boy named as suspect Ji Qinghai appeared to be around 5 or 6 years old, and attracted more attention than cops had bargained for.

Ji is among 100 suspects wanted by police in Zhenxiong County, Yunnan Province, for alleged gang crimes and other violent offenses. In an updated warrant issued Wednesday, Zhenxiong police replaced with the boy’s photo with a blank space saying a current photo was unavailable.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

'Bobo' Marrapese son sues for false arrest - Update

The son of the late Rhode Island mobster Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr. has filed a lawsuit alleging he was falsely imprisoned on a warrant for his father. 41-year-old Frank Marrapese III is suing Cranston police, the state prison and former Attorney General over his February 2017 arrest.

Marrapese says in his lawsuit he was held for a weekend after a traffic stop over tinted car windows. He says the arrest caused “mental duress, fear of police, going to jail for breathing.”
Michael Marrapese, 40, a son of the late Mafia capo Frank “Bobo” Marrapese, was arrested on a murder charge after police discovered the body of his ex-girlfriend at the apartment they once shared. Police had responded to the apartment for domestic disturbances.

Frank Marrapese III, another son of Frank “Bobo” Marrapese, is suing the Cranston police, the Adult Correctional Institutions, and the former attorney general.
See ----->Frank "Bobo" Marrapese dies in Prison

Vancouver fraudster Mark Chandler loses extradition fight

The B.C. Court of Appeal dismissed Chandler’s appeal of last year’s decision by the B.C. Supreme Court that he be extradited. Immediately after Monday’s ruling, Chandler’s lawyers sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Chandler is fighting extradition to the U.S. to face fraud charges dating back to 2009 involving a purported condominium project in Los Angeles.

Chandler’s argument is that the requesting state’s evidence against him is unreliable. Last month, B.C.’s real estate watchdog issued a formal notice of hearing alleging Chandler mishandled more than $10 million of deposits from home buyers for a Langley condo project called Murrayville House.
Langley-based developer Mark Chandler is accused of fraud in California following an FBI investigation. The charges resulted from an investigation into a development project known as Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles between 2008 and 2011. “The record of the case portrays a fraud that does not exist,” said Chandler’s lawyer.

The judge disagreed, and ordered Chandler extradited to face trial in the U.S. Chandler will appear before judges of the B.C. Court of Appeal on Feb. 15 to appeal the decision. Lawyers say he may appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Chandler is best known for the Murrayville House project, which dissolved into multiple lawsuits in 2017.
The project is being investigated by the RCMP.Some would-be buyers waited years as repeated construction delays stalled the project. Units in the development were sold to two, three, or even four purchasers. All contracts were voided in court. The 'developer' has accumulated a long list of lawsuits, including from an American private jet leasing agency, a Vancouver yacht charter company, a Ferrari Maserati dealership, and a waterfront Hawaii getaway.

International money laundering at Swedbank - Viktor Yanukovych

A scandal implicating Sweden’s oldest bank widened dramatically last week, with revelations that the suspicious flows that the institution handled amounted to US $10.2 billion. The transactions have potential connections to alleged Danske Bank money laundering. Among those tied to alleged money laundering at Swedbank is Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s disgraced former president, who used a Swedbank account to transfer millions of dollars out of his country.

His transactions include a $3.6 million transfer which Ukrainian prosecutors said was a bribe disguised as a book deal.

Monday, March 18, 2019

HA loses lawsuit against Oz's Redbubble

The Hells Angels will receive “nominal” damages of $5000 from craft and t-shirt online marketplace Redbubble after the Queensland arm of the global brand lost the bulk of an intellectual property infringement claim lodged in 2015. Hells Angels Australia representatives have claimed that Redbubble’s conduct caused “anger, hurt feelings and personal distress” by allowing non-members of the club to wear indicia reserved for its members.”

The dispute centered around the claim that Redbubble had allowed the sale of unauthorized Hells Angels’ merchandise, specifically using it’s iconic “death head”
Litigation is a passion for the club, especially in Brisbane, with its affiliate website Route 81 sporting apology letters from clothing brands for misuse.

Indian Gangster’s selfie tour of Tihar Jail sparks probe

After a video recorded by a prisoner at Mandoli jail, giving a selfie tour of the prison went viral, the Tihar Jail Authorities ordered a probe into the matter.

In the video, the prisoner, identified as Shorab, a gangster from Uttar Pradesh, is giving a tour of the jail through his camera phone. He flaunts a luxurious life inside the prison, with access to cell phones and huge freedom without any guards on duty. Tihar Prisons, also called Tihar Jail and Tihar Ashram, is a prison complex in India and the largest complex of prisons in South Asia.
The incident comes more than a week after gangster Keshav Kakkar who is currently in judicial custody, in Delhi’s Rohini jail, was caught running an extortion racket from inside the Rohini jail by staying in touch with his gang members through phone.

HA Michael 'Diaz' Deabaitua-Schulde shot dead - Update III

A Montreal man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for his alleged role in the murder of a Hells Angels member in Mississauga surrendered to police. 38-year-old Joseph Pallotta, turned himself in to authorities in Montreal on Sunday.

He has been charged with first-degree murder.

Michael Deabaitua-Schulde. 32
Montreal police arrested Marckens Vilme, 28, and Brandon Reyes, 24, in Deabaitua-Schulde's death. Vilme is being charged with first-degree murder, and Reyes with accessory after the fact of murder.

Joseph Pallotta, 28, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder. He is considered armed and dangerous.
A full patch member of the Hells Angels was the victim of a fatal shooting Monday in a Mississauga plaza that sent bystanders scrambling for cover.
Deabaitua-Schulde was rushed to hospital where he died. A burnt-out car was found in the area.32-year-old Michael Deabaitua-Schulde was murdered in the parking lot in a targeted gangland-style assassination. The shooting outside a popular gym comes amidst a massive shuffling among the Hells Angels in Ontario.
A senior Hells Angels member from London, Ont., has recently moved to the Niagara Region to bolster the club there while Keswick-area Hells Angels have moved to Ottawa. The Hells Angels have about 175 Ontario members and 450 members across Canada. Deabaitua-Schulde was a member of the Niagara charter. Marckens Vilme has a lengthy criminal record that shows a long-standing association with a Montreal street gang called the Ruffriders, associated with a larger Montreal street gang called les bleus, who in turn are close to the Quebec Hells Angels. One of his fellow Niagara Region members has been seen in Montreal recently.

Deabaitua-Schulde had two small children, 4 year old Michael and 14 month old Domaso. A 'Go Fund Me' has been established.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Insta-Famous Oz punch-up splained

Ben 'Notorious' Geppert an Instagram famous ex-Hells Angels enforcer says his girlfriend sparked a KFC car park brawl with a rival bikie. Geppert told the back story to the fight on Nomads president Moudi Tajjour's podcast, Can't Fight Fate.

He said there was weeks of build up to the confrontation, with the rival Mongols Motorcycle Club 'calling him out' on social media. 'I swear I've got a target on my back, some cunt's tattooed it on me,' Geppert said. 'I don't even know who this fuckwit was, I just seen this cunt tagging me, so I did a bit of research and he was the Mongols president.'
Geppert has revealed it was Ms Vader who pointed out the rival bikie, telling him to 'get out of the car and have a crack'. Geppert was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for three years in July, over a number of charges relating to the brawl.

Authorities seize 1.5 tons of cocaine at Port Newark

The shipment has an estimated street value of $77 million.A joint federal and state task force seized 1.5 tons of cocaine at the Port of New York and New Jersey's Port Newark terminals. The find occurred by chance when inspectors were examining containers from the vessel MSC Carlotta, which had just arrived from Colombia. One container's seals showed signs of tampering, and when officers opened its doors, they found sixty packages containing about 3,200 pounds of cocaine.
It is the largest cocaine seizure at the Port of New York/Newark since May 1994.