Thursday, September 19, 2019

NYPD cop busted for Cocaine, protecting dealers

Ishmael BaileyIshmael Bailey, 36, a 12-year veteran with the NYPD thought nobody would notice when he provided security for El Chapo's narco wife Emma Coronel Aispuro as she attended her husband’s drug trafficking trial. Investigators began looking closer into Bailey’s affairs and found the security detail was just one of a long list of shady side gigs.
Bailey was nailed on charges of conspiracy and sale of a controlled substance for acting as security twice when loads of cocaine were transported from various locations around Queens. Bailey was arrested by officers with the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau after a sting. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, bribe receiving and official misconduct. Bailey wept at his brief arraignment as a judge ordered him held on $50,000 bond and $25,000 cash bail.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years behind bars.

Winnipeg cops raid Manitoba HA clubhouses for being booze cans

Road 65 N. in the rural municipality of RosserWinnipeg cops raided two Manitoba HA clubhouses and charged three with selling liquor without a licence. Cops learned from rats that there was a set price for booze at the clubhouse bars and the HA thought that the law couldn't touch them if they put up signs that read "Donations".

Individuals 'donated' between $3 to $5 to the HA for their booze. The club also ran tabs with a book behind the bar recording sales.
The 3 charged are Dale Donovan, who uses the name Kelland and is the president of the Manitoba Nomads, full patch Lorne Corlett, and prospect Cameron Barron.

Donovan made global headlines for the club in 2018 when he called on his brothers to slag a 'discriminating' bar that refused to cater to those in HA colors. Police said raids were carried out in Kelowna, Sudbury, St. Catharines, Ottawa and Toronto.
See ----->Manitoba Hells Angels do fraud on small businesses

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Poacher's root of choice - wild ginseng

The global illegal wildlife trade, which includes flora and fauna, is estimated at $12-30 billion annually.The stakeout in the remote area of Ontario was coming to a conclusion. As the 2 poachers emerged from the bush they were immediately arrested. What were they stealing? Wild ginseng, which is protected in Canada, and cannot be touched. The two men pleaded guilty to picking ginseng. They received fines of $5,000 and $4,000 as well as four-month suspended sentences.
Natural American ginseng is rare and rapidly going extinct. Poaching poses the greatest threat. Natural ginseng can sell for anywhere from several hundred to thousands of dollars per root depending on its shape and size. A single root the size of an adult finger can fetch $1,000.

The plant is slow to mature and reproduce and requires specific growing conditions. It takes a decade for a sizable root to form. Cultivated ginseng requires herbicides and is seen as inferior in quality and taste.

Worse, there is something called 'replant disease', meaning cultivated ginseng cannot ever be planted on the same ground twice.
Wild American ginseng grows in southern Ontario and western Quebec, and down to Georgia and Louisiana. French settlers exported it in bulk to China 300 years ago. At one point it was New France's biggest export after fur.

That early over-harvesting kicked off a decline that has accelerated to the point where less than two dozen viable populations of wild American ginseng are left in Canada. Most of those are now monitored continuously in efforts to prevent extinction.

Elderly cocaine mules claim innocence

An elderly British couple busted on a luxury cruise ship with $1.25m in cocaine are blaming a mysterious Jamaican businessman. Roger Clarke, 72, a former chef, and wife Sue, 71, a retired secretary, were arrested Dec. 4 in Lisbon when cops found 9 kg of the drug inside their luggage.
They were on a $8,500 Caribbean cruise, paid for by the mystery man.
The man instructed them to buy exotic fruit for sale in the UK, and then pick up “empty” new suitcases in St. Lucia from an unidentified middleman.

Their improbable tale becomes moreso after it came to light that they were convicted and imprisoned in 2010 for trafficking nearly 530 pounds of cannabis resin in Norway. The fixed income couple recently bought a villa in Spain. They also attempted to recruit their friends into being drug mules. They face up to 12 years behind bars if convicted of drug trafficking.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

German Rocker 'Lenox AFFA'

Cora Schumacher publicized her budding relationship with Hells Angels rocker "Lenox AFFA" aka Nabil H. She divorced her husband, race driver Ralf Schumacher.  There was trouble in paradise with the two new lovebirds in the media spotlight.
"Hells Angels member Lenox has been with Cora Schumacher for six months. Now, the ex of the Hells Angels Rocker puts out her claws!"
The couple's unmitigated bliss was disturbed when a young woman appeared, claiming to be the wife of Lenox AFFA. She even created an Instagram profile called "Lenox Woman." Among other things, she posted a picture showing her back, showing a tattoo that is an image of Lenox's face. She also writes: "Lenox has been with me for years."

Lenox AFFA clarifies that she is his 'ex-wife'.
The MS 13 tattoo is curious. Mara Salvatrucha, popularly known as MS-13, is a gang that originated in LA.

"Any moron can become a drug kingpin by dealing in fentanyl" - Aaron Shamo

Shamo flooded the US with at least a half-million fake oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl.29-year-old Mormon college dropout Aaron Shamo made himself a millionaire by building a fentanyl trafficking empire in his spare time with not much more than his computer. Shamo called himself a “white-collar drug dealer” who was helping people get the drugs they needed.

His attorney called him a fool and his primary defence was that he isn’t smart enough to be a drug kingpin.
On the stand at trial Shamo rambled extensively about how customers wrote thank you notes because their doctors refused to prescribe more painkillers. He said it was “a win-win situation” — he got rich and his customers got drugs.

Ruslan Klyuev died in his bedroom with an envelope from Shamo at his feet. Shamo was charged in connection to that overdose death, but when investigators scoured his list of customers they said dozens more were also dead. His was the only death with which Shamo would be charged.
The DEA estimates a kilogram of fentanyl purchased for a few thousand dollars from China could make a dealer more than $1 million. “Any moron can basically become a major drug kingpin by dealing in fentanyl.”

Shamo's business boomed. Shamo hired a personal assistant. He stuffed a duffel bag with $429,000 cash and asked his parents to hold it. He bragged to friends about gambling in Las Vegas. He shopped for real estate in Puerto Rico; took photos sipping champagne on a cruise ship; bought designer clothes, a boat and expensive cars.
Shamo penned a note: “I am Shamo. I am awesome. My friends love me. I created an empire.”
On Nov. 22, 2016 Federal agents raided Shamo’s home. Agents found more than $1.2m in cash. They seized another $800k from one of his associates. Shamo’s other ex-partners and packagers pleaded guilty and agreed to testify.

Aaron Shamo was convicted of 12 counts on September 12, including the so-called “kingpin charge” that is usually reserved for drug lords like El Chapo and carries a mandatory life sentence. The jury deadlocked on the death of Ruslan Klyuev.

Hitman Gérald Gallant - Canada's most prolific killer

Gérald GallantGerald Gallant stands five-foot-eight with a thin frame and a soft, stuttering voice. The Saguenay native was responsible for some of the most cold-blooded murders in Canada.

The unassuming hit man turned rat admitted to killing 29, including at least one bystander, between 1978 and 2003, making him the most prolific assassin in Canadian history. His hallmark was to kill with several shots to the head, neck and chest.
A young Gallant worked under the wing of West-End Gang kingpin Raymond Desfosses, who gave him his first contract in 1980. Gallant killed often through the ’80s and into the ’90s, with Desfosses paying him $10k to $12k per hit. He didn’t hesitate to gun down anyone, but he had standards. Desfosses hired him to kill Gilles Cote in 1985. "I saw that he had a little kid next him," Gallant said. "(My partner) got ready to shoot. I told him ‘whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! He has a little kid, you understand me? We never do that! We’ll come back tomorrow!’"
Gallant was true to his word and Cote was riddled with 33 bullets the next day.
Work was plentiful by 1997, as the biker war pitted the Hells Angels against the Rock Machine. His deadliest year was in 1998 when he eliminated five, including Paul Cotroni Jr., son of deposed mob boss Frank Cotroni.

The 2000 murder of Bob Savard, right-hand man to HA boss Maurice "Mom" Boucher, was the first sign that Gallant’s steely nerve was cracking. His associate and two bystanders were injured in the hail of gunfire. Gallant killed two more between 2000 and 2003, and hatched a failed plot to kill Boucher. Gallant killed the wrong man during a hit in Ste-Adele in 2001 and left behind DNA evidence. It was finally the end. He confessed and offered to name names. Police used Gallant’s admissions and 11 gangsters were put away.
In 2008, Gallant received 48 life sentences for murder and attempted murder. He won’t be eligible for parole until 2033, by which time he will be 83 years old.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Oz drug smugglers sunk by seal

A group of drug smuggler's luck ran out after police seized $900m worth of drugs in Australia. Five have been arrested after police uncovered the drugs on a western Australian island on Sept. 3.
Two suspects were found on Burton Island with almost 2,000 pounds of cocaine and ecstasy concealed under seaweed. After being spotted, police say the suspects attempted to flee but were stopped by a massive sleeping seal blocking their path. They woke it up, and it was not in a good mood as it jumped up and bellowed at them.

Apparently that was more than enough for them to think twice about taking it on. Police arrested Antoine Robert Dicenta, 51, and Kurt Palmer, 34. Three others were also arrested and charged in Perth

Katies' Revenge

Child molesters are notoriously hated in prison. Anthony Stockelman is a convicted child killer who will likely spend the rest of his life in solitary. The reason? He has the name of his victim on his forehead for all other inmates to see.

Stockelman was sunk by his DNA on a cigarette butt near the crime scene. The DNA represented an ironclad case against him and he plead guilty in exchange for having the death penalty taken off the table.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 30 years, but his problems were just beginning.

The story might have ended, but Stockelman’s time was going to be much harder because someone related to his victim was also imprisoned at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

Katie’s cousin, 22-year-old Jared Harris had gone to prison in 2000 for burglary and was in the same wing as Anthony Stockelman. Harris and another inmate gave Stockelman a choice ... he could either be stabbed to death or have a tattoo on his forehead. He choose the later.
Katie Collman
Anthony Stockelman has remained in a private cell. He eats alone, has recreation alone, and keeps to himself when possible. A medical practitioner has since agreed to remove the tattoo free of charge. Some might consider that a shame.

Cops looking for tipsters in 2016 Rocco Sollecito hit

Rocco Sollecito was shot to death at 8:30 a.m. on May 26, 2016, while at the wheel of his SUV. The high status mafioso was part of a committee that ran the Mafia while leader Vito Rizzutto was imprisoned in the US. An SQ command post was set up in the parking lot of a mall just a block south of the site of the killing.

Cops made surveillance camera photos public and are seeking information on a pair on a motorcycle.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Con writing for biker magazine charged in 1972 murder

An Ohio prison inmate's writing published in biker magazines was cited by police in charging him with the shooting death of a motorist found along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1972. Larry Joseph Via, 75, was charged with criminal homicide and robbery in the death of Morgan Peters, who had been shot in the back.

Via is serving a life sentence in the Marion Correctional Institute for a killing that occurred shortly after Peters' body was found in September 1972. He wrote poems and short stories for Easy Rider magazine under the pseudonym "Jody Via." A trooper found nine writings under that name in Easy Rider and Outlaw Biker magazines from the late 1980s.
"Dangerous Dave" published in Outlaw Biker in 1985 was about a hitchhiking woman who lured a man to stop, and the man is then surprised by a gunman.

Giovanni Brusca - World's most ruthless killer

Giovanni Brusca has nicknames, "Il Porco" or "Il Maiale" which means "The Pig" or "The Swine" due to his unkempt appearance. But he is also called "lo scannacristiani" which means 'the people slayer.' Brusca admitted to killing so many he can't remember the figure. He thinks it's somewhere between 100 and 200. He was the right hand man for Sicilian boss Salvatore Riina. Brusca had a long career of brutality, including the kidnapping of a potential witness' 11-year-old son whom he dissolved in acid. He also bombed Italian tourist attractions, killing 10 and injuring 71.
He murdered anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone in 1992. Giovanni Brusca was one of the most powerful Mafia leaders between Riina's arrest in January 1993 and his own in May 1996.

After being arrested be turned rat. In 2004, it was reported that Brusca was allowed out of prison for one week every forty-five days to see his family, a reward for his good behavior as well as becoming an informant and co-operating with the authorities.

Freedom is our Religion - German HA

Since March 2017, the members of the Hells Angels and other groups have been banned from wearing their colors in Germany.

Hundreds of bikers participated in a run to the Brandenburg Gate. Boss Andrew Summer gave a speech and ended it with "a happy ACAB". That would be an insult: "All Cops are bastards".

Saturday, September 14, 2019

$1b transferred to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma Sackler family

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1b to themselves, New York's attorney general alleges. The family transferred millions to Mortimer D.A. Sackler, a former member of Purdue's board and a son of one of its founders. The previously unknown wire transfers were among family members, entities they control and financial institutions.
The filing, made in a New York court, follows Purdue threatening to declare bankruptcy.
The transfers bolster allegations that the Sacklers worked to shield their wealth from legal threats as they flooded U.S. communities with prescription painkillers. Authorities claim more than $4b was drained from the company over the past dozen years. The family used a complex chain of companies and trusts to control their holdings, some located in offshore tax havens. The Sacklers had an estimated net worth of $13 billion as of 2016, making them America's 19th-richest family.