Thursday, February 28, 2019

Gambino mobster gets another 6 years for sending lawyer death threats

Gambino associate Batiste “Benny” Geritano, 46, earned himself another 6¹/₂ years behind bars for sending his attorney threats from jail — despite groveling to a Brooklyn judge that he’s a changed man. The mobster apologized for using the prison mailing system to threaten to behead his former lawyer’s son, telling the Judge that he teaches yoga and tutors English as a second language to other inmates. Geritano pulled out all the stops, telling the court that he had just been diagnosed with heart failure and learned that his mom had cancer. “You walked me into jail,” his letter begins. “If you and your son don’t get me the fuck out of jail soon — your son’s head is going to come off his fucking shoulders.”
The judge wasn’t buying Geritano’s apology and imposed the maximum sentence — 72 months — allowed under federal guidelines. “This man has spent half of his adult life behind bars and every time he gets out he re-offends, violently” prosecutors said. Geritano is serving a 12-year sentence for stabbing a man in a 2012 bar brawl. Geritano claimed he was “falsely convicted.”

Geritano wasn't impressed. “I object to your sentence … this court is biased against me.”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Meth smuggled into Canada in new Fords built in Mexico

Cops have busted a drug smuggling operation where meth was being hidden in new cars built in Mexico that were then transported by rail to Canada.

OPP say employees at four Ford dealerships discovered the drugs stashed within spare tires that didn't match the cars. They found vehicles that had been dispersed to Quebec and New Brunswick. 180 kilograms of meth was seized during the investigation.

Kamloops Red Scorpion Erwin Dagle pulls long time

Kamloops gangster Erwin Dagle, a high-ranking member of the Red Scorpions gang controlled most of the city’s fentanyl supply in 2017. He has been sentenced to a decade in a federal prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Dagle is believed to have been working closely with Konaam Shirzad before Shirzad was shot to death outside his home on Sept. 21, 2017.
See ----->Cops have “viable suspects” in Konaam Shirzad hit

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

In 1967 a landlord found the Hell’s Angels tough to evict

The rent was paid on time, but police were regular visitors, called to the place when wild weekend parties were held.Landlord W.H. LaBand was in a bind when he decided to evict renters of his Alta Loma ranch in 1967. The tenants’ lease was up on April 1, but LaBand wanted them out. The problem was the place was the headquarters for the “Berdoo” chapter of the Hells Angels MC. The property was an 80-acre former citrus orchard with an old two-story house. LaBand rented the property through a realty office to what he thought was a family, but soon discovered the truth.
The odds of getting them off his property improved when the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department raided the hangout and arrested 21 people. The early morning raid, on Feb. 18, 1967, apprehended 13 men and eight women, and found marijuana, 21 firearms, switchblade knives and ammunition. Two days before, a deputy arrested HA Charles “Crazy Chuck” Forsyth and “found with what was thought to be marijuana” on his clothing. Cops determined they had “probable cause to suspect more."

LaBand never had to confront the Hell’s Angels about leaving. To his great relief the ranch house in Alta Loma was abandoned.
The club “left it a monument to vandalism,” according to the Sun-Telegram on April 27.

Rights violated, mobster Leonardo Rizzuto acquited

Montreal Mafia chief Leonardo Rizzuto has been acquitted of drug and gun charges. It was shown evidence leading to the search warrant being issued for Rizzuto's home had come from the conversations recorded at a law firm. Those recordings were deemed illegal and the evidence from them then tainted the obtained search warrant. The judge agreed with the defense saying “The impugned conduct (of the police) is serious and has a great impact on (Rizzuto’s) constitutional rights." Rizzuto and his longtime friend, Stefano Sollecito, 51, are considered to be leaders of the Montreal Mafia.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Fugitive serial career con man Marin Ghimes claims to be millionaire


Marin Michael Ghimes
Accused con man Marin Ghimes is charged with scamming realtors, a nurse and a priest among others. He is now wanted in three states after failing to appear in court last month on seven counts of theft by deception. Ghimes, also known as 'Michael Messina' and 'Peter DeLuca' has at least six non-extraditable arrest warrants in Texas and Florida and a history of similar crimes going back more than 25 years.

At the time of his latest arrest, Ghimes posed as wheelchair-bound and befriended elderly victims he met in hospitals or churches. Ghimes claims to be a millionaire but lost access to his money, lost his credit cards, and needed a place to stay. He got realtors to drive him around to show him expensive properties. Ghimes promised large donations to charities and a "home for children," while his victim covered a hotel bill of about $4,500. Ghimes then offered to purchase a BMW for his victim "for all the trouble" he had put him through.

Marin Michael Ghimes in 2014
When detectives came to arrest Ghimes he began complaining of chest pain. Cops obtained a warrant and searched Ghimes' room, where they found "multiple documents regarding vehicle purchases" in other people's names. Ghimes appeared to have been arrested in nine different states. Every time Ghimes was set to be transported to court for a bond hearing, he would complain of chest pain and be returned to the hospital. His indictment said he scammed seniors out of cars from a BMW dealership and a Toyota dealership as well as rooms at the Holiday Inn and Doubletree Hilton in Skokie. Ghimes never showed up to his scheduled court date. His current location is unknown.

Russian Prison Warden fired over sweet treatment of Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz

The warden of a prison in Far Eastern Russia's Amur region will be fired for providing a prominent convicted gangster with privileged treatment in the penitentiary. Colonel Aleksandr Radkov will be fired from his post.

Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz is one of Russia's most infamous murderers. He and his notorious Tsapok gang terrorized a rural farming community in southern Russia from the late 1990s until 2010.
Tsepovyaz, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence, was placed in solitary confinement after photos of him receiving privileged treatment circulated on the Internet.
The Kushchyovskaya massacre was the murder of 12 people including four children in the village of Kushchyovskaya, Krasnodar Krai of southern Russia in late 2010. The family of farmer Serever Ametov was targeted and stabbed to death, together with visiting friends and a bystander.

The cold blooded massacre provoked a national outcry.
Members of the gang were found guilty of scores of kidnappings, robberies, and a series of murders, including the Kushchyovskaya massacre. The case sparked more controversy after investigations revealed the group's strong ties to local Russian officials that aided them.

Tsepovyaz's lawyer criticized the decision, saying that it was made "for unclear reasons."

Notorious gang leader Sergei Tsapok died in prison in 2010.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The BitConnect Ponzi Scam - Trevon (Brown) James

On July 14, 2016, BitConnect LTD was incorporated as a private limited company by the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales. An ICO for BCC began on Nov 15, 2016. 4.8m BCC was sold for over 467 bitcoins. Despite the threat of dissolution, BitConnect’s market capitalization was valued at over $2.5b by the middle of Dec 2017. Dissolution of the company was finalized on Mar 3, 2018. On Jan 3, 2018, the Texas State Securities Board classified BitConnect as a Ponzi scheme.
Bitconnect was the first lending platform in the cryptocurrency space. It promised big returns with investments over $1,010 and daily returns for investments starting at $100 to $1,000. Trevon (Brown) James did daily updates on Bitconnect using his YouTube channel.
No criminal charges have been filed against the company, yet. That stands to change as the FBI is gathering evidence.
BitConnect announced that it would be shutting down its exchange on Jan 16, 2018. Its assets were temporarily frozen on Jan 31 when a judge in Kentucky filed a restraining order against the company. A dozen suits were brought together in a single Class Action against BitConnect in Florida. The case has yet to be resolved.

The BitConnect 'token' crashed and no longer trades. Customer losses were estimated at "more than $1 billion."

Quebec HA latest cash grab scheme - Suing the Government

The Hells Angels have already filed $ 85 million in lawsuits against the Quebec government over their treatment in Operation SharQc, and are preparing others to bring their claims to nearly $ 100 million. The new legal claims will add to the 21 Hells Angels have already filed in 2018 and whose amounts have recently been revised upwards to a total of $ 84,930,000.

The plaintiffs - 19 of whom pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder - claim compensation for alleged "severe" abuse. Most of the 21 are seeking $ 8,000 to $ 10,000 for each day they spent in jail. Among other things they claim they lived in "unhealthy" conditions in the "presence of vermin" and suffered stress.

HA Daniel Beaulieu has apparently suffered the most. He was released from charges of conspiracy to murder in 2015 and is leading the charge with a whooping $ 16 million claim.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Most Wanted Frédérick Silva busted in Montreal

Frédérick Silva, 38, has been arrested by a police SWAT unit overnight between Friday and Saturday. He faces multiple charges of homicide and attempted homicide.

The police had been looking for Silva since 2017. He should make a court appearance today. The public can breath a little easier with this animal behind bars.

See ----->Assassin Frédérick Silva on the run

UK Gangsters' £20k shoe collection brings £4,738

Hundreds gathered for the auction of 22-year-old criminal Isaiah Hanson-Frost's extensive collection of Gucci, Balenciaga and Christian Louboutin trainers. Hundreds more bid on-line.

The gangster was sentenced to six years in jail for shooting a gun at a car carrying rival gang members. His 55 pairs of footwear loot was proceeds of crime. Hanson-Frost, of Gloucester, was quickly dubbed 'Twinkle-Toes' by the UK press. Top lot was a pair of Christian Louboutin High Top trainers, which retail for around $ 1200.

Friday, February 22, 2019

International Assassin Čaba Der

38-year-old professional hitman Čaba Der is wanted by Dutch authorities for a gangland killing that occurred in July of 2018. He is a prime suspect in two other slayings. Dutch authorities have put a €20,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Der was convicted of murder and sentenced to prison in Serbia in 2004. He was released from custody in February 2017. The brazen hitman has been photographed multiple times.

NY Hell’s Angels selling infamous East Village clubhouse

Alexander went to jail for selling cocaine, got kicked out of the club in the ‘90s, and died in 2007. The deed was transferred from one of Alexander’s heirs to the HA in 2018, paving the way for a sale.A contract has been drawn up between the HA and a corporation listed as 77 East 3rd Street LLC. That firm is linked to Nathan Blatter of Whitestone Realty Group, a commercial real estate investor. No sale price was included. The Angels bought the building for a song back in the 1970s.

In 1983, then-president Sandy Alexander changed the building’s deed to name himself and his family as rent-free tenants, and stipulated that his heirs “shall receive half of the proceeds” from any sale.
There has been much drama.

A verbal war broke out over a bench installed outside of the East 3rd Street building. There was a 2016 shooting and a 2018 beating of a deliveryman, both over the parking spaces outside.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man beats rap for 27,500 fentanyl pills - sitting dog

A B.C. judge recently threw out the case against a man charged with trafficking 27,500 fentanyl pills. He said it wasn’t clear if the drug sniffing police dog sat or not.

A video shows the entirety of the traffic stop. If the dog properly sat down, it would have indicated the dog was “in odour,” meaning it had found drugs. Since the dog was only shown in a “partial form of ‘alert,’” there wasn’t reasonable grounds to search the vehicle. Because of this, all evidence collected after the charter breach had to be thrown out.

Oz cops intercept 1.4 tonnes of ephedrine

Australian cops seized 1.4 tonnes of precursor ephedrine, which could have been used to make 1 tonne of meth with a street value of 700m Australian dollars ($500m US). Investigators said they were tipped off by Chinese authorities about a syndicate suspected of importing commercial quantities of drugs into Melbourne. Border authorities intercepted a container arriving from China labelled as ceramic tiles and glue, but contained 260 bags of ephedrine. Police said they switched the ephedrine with an inert substance and delivered the shipment. Police arrested two Australian men, aged 53 and 55, as well as two Chinese nationals, both aged 26.
The Australians have been charged with importing commercial quantities of precursors, while the Chinese men were each charged with attempting to import commercial quantities of precursors. They face maximum prison sentences of 25 years.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HA Frank Hanebuth facing 13 years in Spain

High profile HA boss Frank Hanebuth has been charged by Spanish authorities. He is accused of forming a criminal organization, money laundering, threats and weapons possession. With him are 45 others of the now defunct Hells Angels group in Mallorca.

Hanebuth had gone to Mallorca after he dissolved the Hanover charter of the Hells Angels in 2013 after intense police pressure. He thought the Spanish island would be a prime place make a fresh start.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Gold Coast HA Bikie Boss Pearce caught on camera - Update

The latest from HA bikie Gregory Pearce is begging for money on facebook and elsewhere to pay for his lawyer. He is appealing to his bikie brothers and the public for financial assistance.

“So I am asking all my FB friends and supporters to help support me to assist with my ongoing legal battle. If you’re an 81 Supporter (Hells Angel supporter), a dear friend or someone who believes in everyday working Australians having the right to support their family by working legitimately I ask for your help." The now destitute bikie was targeted in a large money-laundering probe in July 2018.
HA bikie boss Gregory Pearce was caught on camera sucker punching a man and kicking him into unconsciousness. Police described the attack as a 'cowardly assault' on a 'defenceless victim'. Pearce was charged with affray and spent the night in jail after his bail was refused.