Monday, April 30, 2018

Brawl between Hells Angels and King Cobras breaks out at strip club

Rival bikie gangs in Auckland have created chaos across the city after brawling in the streets before changing the venue, committing a violent assault in hospital. Police are looking for three men, all with links to the Hells Angels, after a violent brawl erupted on Auckland's gentleman's strip before ending in the assault of a security guard in hospital.
The fight initially broke out between members of the Hells Angels and rival bikie gang the King Cobras.

The fight broke out again in the emergency ward.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pennsylvania Darknet Fentanyl Dealer Jeremy Achey pulls Life

Jeremy Achey, 43, of Bethlehem, Penn., sold fentanyl over the 'Dark Net' using the screen name Etiking. He will now spend the rest of his life in prison after his drugs caused a deadly overdose.

A 24-year-old Orlando woman and her fiance bought the drugs from him in February 2017. They both overdosed — he survived and she died. DEA agents tracked Achey to his home in Pennsylvania from his bitcoin account.
Agents saw Achey drop off several items at a post office and went undercover to buy drugs on the web site called Alphabay Market. The “dark net” is an area of the Internet only accessible through the use of an encrypted browsing platform. Authorities said he sent thousands of packages of synthetic drugs. Federal prosecutors said Achey could be connected to 19 other overdose deaths across the country.

Achey was arrested and extradited to Florida. He was convicted in January on conspiracy to distribute and distribution of controlled substance analogues. The DEA said “To all those who feel safe hiding behind the dark web to dispense lethal drugs, you will eventually pay a high price for your actions.”

Friday, April 27, 2018

Mob Boss 'Skinny Joey' Merlino pleads guilty

Wiseguy Joey “Skinny Joey” Merlino removed his ankle bracelet Friday after he pleaded guilty to a single count of illegal gambling that allows him to avoid retrial. Merlino, head of the Philadelphia mob, had his initial case dismissed in January after a federal jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges of illegal gambling, loansharking, health care fraud and racketeering. Rather than retry him, the feds agreed to let him cop to the least serious count. Illegal gambling carries a maximum of two years in the slammer. Racketeering, by contrast, carries a maximum 20 years in prison.
Judge Richard Sullivan was openly peeved. The government is recommending that Merlino get 10 to 16 months behind bars under the deal. But Merlino’s sentence is at the discretion of the judge — who seemed to indicate 'Skinny Joey' will do the full two years. Merlino, 56, will be sentenced Sept. 13.

US targets Chinese fentanyl kingpin Jian Zhang with sanctions

The US Treasury named Chinese fentanyl supplier Jian Zhang, of Shanghai, as a major global trafficker. Designating Zhang under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act allows it to go after his financial interests around the world. Zhang was already indicted last October as part of a joint US-Chinese law enforcement investigation into trade in fentanyl.
Attorney-General Jeff Sessions said most of the fentanyl distributed in the United States comes from China, and is shipped either through the mail or smuggled across the southern border. He said the Chinese had cooperated with US investigators in the case.

Bathurst middle school teacher Julie Michaud accused of HA cocaine trafficking

A middle school teacher at Place-des-Jeunes school in Bathurst is facing cocaine trafficking charges as a result of RCMP efforts to dismantle major Hells Angels controlled drug trafficking rings. Julie Michaud, 35, of Allardville was arrested earlier this week, along with eight men.  The francophone northeast school district has confirmed Michaud is a teacher at the school for students in Grades 6 to 8.

She teaches French and sciences, according to the school website.
Michaud was absent from the school yesterday. She was released under conditions pending her next court appearance on May 28.
Michaud is charged with six offences:

Conspiracy to traffic in cocaine.
Trafficking in cocaine.
Conspiracy to possess cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Laundering proceeds of crime.
Possession of the proceeds of crime.​

Thursday, April 26, 2018

9 arrested in Hells Angels-linked drug investigation in NB

Eight men and one woman have been arrested in northern New Brunswick as part of an investigation into the cocaine trade linked to the Hells Angels. Operation J-Thunder, which started in November 2016, targeted the sale of cocaine on the Acadian Peninsula and in Restigouche, Madawaska and Victoria counties. The New Brunswick arrests are connected to a series of raids carried out in Quebec this week, resulting in the dismantling of three major Hells Angels-controlled drug trafficking rings. Drug territory in NB is ultimately controlled by the Hells Angels from chapters South, Montreal and Trois-Rivières in Quebec.
The accused will appear in Bathurst provincial court. None are Hells Angels but all are associates of puppet clubs. In 2016, the Hells Angels strengthened its presence in the province by planting six members there, establishing a Nomads chapter.

Nomads often don't have their own clubhouse, nor do they have territorial boundaries, unlike traditional chapters.
Emery 'Pit' Martin
Robin Moulton is accused of violating 2 lifetime weapons bans.Last year, police arrested full-patch Robin Moulton and charged him with three cocaine trafficking-related charges. He also faces nine charges relating to firearms, including a high-powered rifle with a silencer and a loaded 9-mm handgun.

His 'close associate' Marie Antonette Bugay faces 10 drug and weapons-related charges.
Bugay is secretary of the Atlantic Confederation of Clubs and Independents, a group fighting 'biker discrimination'.
Earlier last year, Bathurst Mayor Paolo Fongemie called on the provincial government to ban biker gangs, as the community grew concerned with the increasing violence and greater presence of OMG bikers. A member of the biker group fired back, accusing the mayor of "slander" and "fearmongering."

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Drug ring linked to Kinahan cartel uncovered in Australia

A sophisticated drug trafficking operation between Ireland and Australia has been uncovered after a two-year transnational investigation into the Kinahan cartel. Four Irish nationals in Australia and New Zealand have been arrested. The Kinahan cartel is known to have networks stretching around the world.

Gerry Hutch (the Monk) and Christy Kinahan.
Previous arrests in Perth, Darwin, Sydney and Christchurch have also been linked to the operation. Irish authorities have confirmed a number of those arrested have previously traveled to Australia, where the value of cocaine is four to five times that of Ireland. In 2016 the Kinahan cartel was at the center of a bloody feud with the rival Hutch gang in the heart of Dublin. At least a dozen have died.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cop arrested in raids targeting Hells Angels in Quebec

Police carrying out a series of raids targeting the Hells Angels in Quebec arrested 63 people, including a member of the Repentigny police. Carl Ranger, a member of the Repentigny police force, was among those arrested in Project Objection, an investigation of several members of the biker gang. Ranger faces charges of breach of trust, credit card fraud as well as trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine.
Police seized 21 kilograms of cocaine, more than $2 million, bulletproof vests and 34 firearms. The squad also raided the clubhouse of the Hells Angels’s South Chapter, something that had not been done since 2009. Three Hells Angels chapters — Trois Rivières, South and Montreal — were sharing territories in the Outaouais and Saguenay regions to distribute drugs. The arrests came after five months of raids targeting Montreal’s North and South Shores.

Michel (Sky) Langlois, a founding member of the Hells Angels Montreal chapter, was among those taken into custody. Langlois was among the first to become part of the Hells Angels in Canada in 1977.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hells Angels civil-forfeiture trial set to begin in BCSC

More than a decade after British Columbia’s Civil Forfeiture Office moved on a Hells Angels clubhouse in Nanaimo, the trial is finally set to begin. The office, which has netted more than $80-million in property since it opened its doors in 2006, plans to argue the clubhouse − as well as Hells Angels clubhouses in Vancouver and Kelowna that have been added to the case − are likely to be used to commit crimes in the future.

The office has said the Hells Angels have a violent reputation and commit serious offences for their benefit. Lawyers for the Hells Angels are expected to counter that a section of the province’s civil-forfeiture legislation is unconstitutional and the B.C. government has created a new criminal process that lacks the presumption of innocence and the right against self-incrimination.
Of the $82-million in property the office has obtained since it began operations, $37.5-million has been paid out in grants, while $1.6-million has compensated victims.

The remaining $43-million has gone to the office’s operating costs, with approximately two-thirds of that money covering legal bills.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Patriarca's $30 million Mob Bank Heist

The indie crime drama “Vault” started principal photography on March 20, 2018 with primary locations in Providence. “Vault” is based on the true story about a band of small-time criminals who attempted to pull off the biggest heist in American history, stealing more than $30 million from the Rhode Island mafia in 1975. 

Inside Hudson Fur Storage were 150 safe-deposit boxes that held loads of stolen loot and booty. In August 1975, eight armed men walked in and pulled off a robbery that would yield some $30 million in cash, precious metals and jewels.
Despite the mob vault’s notoriety, even robbery ringleaders Robert Dussault and Charles Flynn were surprised by the volume of loot. “I heard guys saying, ‘Holy s–t, I can’t ­believe what’s here,’”

The robbery was sanctioned by local mob boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca. The participants each walked away with around $70,000. Patriarca is believed to have received the rest. A turncoat's confession kicked off what was then the most expensive trial in Rhode Island history. Mob boss Patriarca got away scot-free and reportedly managed to have the jewels fenced in Europe.

Plea deal in Jonathan Bacon murder case

A new indictment was sworn this week against Jason McBride, Jujhar Khun-Khun and Michael Jones. They are expected to plead guilty to lesser charges when their trial resumes on May 1. Jonathan Bacon was fatally wounded when the Porsche Cayenne he was in was sprayed with bullets. Wounded was the driver, Hells Angel Larry Amero. Leah Hadden-Watts and Lyndsey Black were injured. Jujhar Khun-Khun and Sukh Dhak
Independent Soldier James Riach jumped out when the shooting started and escaped injury. McBride is now charged with the second-degree murder of Bacon, and the attempted murder of Amero, Riach, Hadden-Watts and Black.

Jones and Khun-Khun are now only charged with conspiring with McBride, the late Sukh Dhak and others to commit the murders of Amero, Riach and Bacon.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

MS-13 Leader “Reaper” Faces Murder And Drug Trafficking Charges

Miguel Angel Corea Diaz – aka “Reaper”, the East Coast crime boss of the notorious street gang MS-13 has been ordered held without bail. DEA officials described him as the “point man on the East Coast who would report to MS-13 hierarchy in El Salvador.”

MS 13 members would report for permission to commit murder. Electronic conversations intercepted showed he directed where murders would take place, methods of murder and even how deep graves should be dug. He allegedly ran the MS-13 “Sailors Clique.”
He faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking. If convicted of the most serious charge, Corea Diaz faces up to 25 years to life in prison. An indictment alleges the 35-year-old Corea Diaz ordered beatings and killings and directed the gang’s drug operations in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and elsewhere.

Under heavy guard in Nassau County court, Diaz pleaded not guilty through an intepreter. Officials say he’s in the country illegally after being deported once before, and was extradited from his base of operations in Maryland.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Posh Giallanzo pad on the market for $ 2.9m

A month after Bonanno crime family big Ronald 'Ronnie G' Giallanzo pleaded guilty to racketeering, his mobbed up mansion — with a wine cellar, gym and pool — is on the market for $2.9 million.
Giallanzo must sell his palatial, five-bedroom, three-bathroom and two half-bathroom Howard Beach pad. There's no need to sleep with the fishes at the Giallanzo estate. You can watch them and TV at the same time in a media room with a wide flat-screen television mounted above a large built-in fish tank. The house also boasts “surveillance, fire and home alarm plus surround sound system”. Proceeds go to Giallanzo's $1.25 million forfeiture requirement. But he could still face additional fines and restitution when he's sentenced in June. Giallanzo admitted he extended and collected extortionate loans.