Saturday, February 29, 2020

Thai death sentence stands for HA Luke Joshua Cook

Thailand has upheld the conviction and death sentence of Australian Luke Joshua Cook, his Thai wife Kanyarat Wediphitak and a Californian man, Tyler Gerard.
The three were arrested in December 2017 for the failed importation of 500kg of meth into Thailand using the yacht 'Jomandy'. The operation was under senior Hells Angels Wayne Rodney Schneider, who was murdered in Thailand. In December 2015, Cook and Gerard were arrested and pleaded guilty to the abduction, death and burial of Schneider. Antonio Bagnato was also arrested, but he denied the charges and was ultimately sentenced to three years.

Thai officials call Cook and his wife con artists and liars, citing the couple’s claim that they never had any dealings or contact with the Hells Angels.
See ----->HA, Thai wife given death penalty for half tonne of Meth

Friday, February 28, 2020

John 'Sonny' Franzese dead at 103

The longtime underboss was jailed multiple times for racketeering, fraud, loansharking and assault.Legendary Colombo mobster John 'Sonny' Franzese has died at a New York City hospital. He was 103.

The mobster did his time without turning on his mob associates following a 1967 conviction that was widely considered a setup.
Sentenced to a 50-year stretch, Franzese was finally freed in 2017 at the age of 100.
Franzese acknowledged killing 10 men, with other estimates of his mob murders running in the dozens. He was tried for murder once, and was acquitted.

Cops raid Red Devils clubhouse in Halifax

RCMP raided the clubhouse of the Red Devils mc on Alma Crescent. The Red Devils are closely affiliated with the Hells Angels. “These guys are Hells Angels wannabes,” Julian Sher says. “Puppet clubs of the outlaw motorcycle gangs are just as dangerous as the real thing – sometimes even more so. They are like a farm team for the HA and they want to prove they are as bad as the baddest.”

Thursday, February 27, 2020

German HA boss Dariusch F

In 2018 there was an assassination attempt on German HA boss Dariusch F. The rocker boss was shot in his car at a red light. He sustained gunshot wounds to the head and upper body and has been paraplegic ever since. The attack was commissioned by former members of the Mongols.

Mongols Arasch R. and his girlfriend wanted revenge for an assassination attempt in 2016. Arasch R. has been sentenced to life. His girlfriend, who drove the car, was sentenced to twelve and a half years.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Vagos bikers walk for HA killing

Eight Vagos bikers were acquitted of all charges alleging they were part of a broad criminal racketeering enterprise that committed violent crimes for more than a decade, including the killing of a rival Hells Angels leader in a casino shootout in 2011. The five month trial had some witnesses recant their stories on the witness stand, including star witness, former Vagos member Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick.
Rudnick testified and then admitted fabricating his account that it was a conspiracy to kill Jeffrey Pettigrew, president of the San Jose Hells Angels.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Aljermiah 'Nuke' Mack, ratted out by Tekashi69, sentenced to 17 years

Aljermiah 'Nuke' Mack was the second highest ranking Nine Trey gangster. He's going to jail for 17 years, found guilty thanks to the testimony of rapper Tekashi69. Tekashi69 flipped shortly after the feds launched a takedown of Nine Trey. The rapper’s testimony secured the guilty verdict on gun and drug charges.Tekashi69 (Daniel Hernandez) was sentenced to two years.
Hernandez is trying to turn his time into home detention because prison is 'too dangerous' for him.

Anthony 'Harv' Ellison is awaiting sentencing.
See ----->Tekashi69 pleads guilty, cooperates with FBI

Andrew R. Hardenstine sues over jail food - tummy ache

Prolific offender Andrew R. Hardenstine is suing the Okanagan Correctional Centre for an alleged food poisoning incident that took place while he was behind bars. He's seeking $14k for his pain and suffering. It's related to what he describes as a food poisoning incident that made him feel ill for three days.

Hardenstine is currently awaiting trial on weapons and drug charges after cops seized an arsenal of firearms and drugs from his home in Penticton in late 2018.
Weapons included a .22 calibre rifle, a semi-automatic 9mm, a semi-automatic .38, a homemade style shotgun, crossbow and ammunition.
In 2013 career drug dealer/criminal Andrew Robert Hardenstine was arrested on 11 counts, ranging from failure to comply with recognition, possession of a loaded restricted weapon without a licence and possession of methamphetamine.

He was nailed with an SKS semi-automatic assault rifle in that episode.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Vanilla Ice's ex-wife takes him to court

Rapper Vanilla Ice's divorce saga has more staying power than his 1989 hit, Ice Ice Baby. 52-year-old Rob Van Winkle and ex-wife Laura divorced in 2019. Laura claims she's been getting iced, baby.

Rapper Channel 5 Jdub shot dead

Channel 5 Jdub was found dead with an AK 47.Rapper Channel 5 Jdub is dead after being hit in the head during a shootout. A clip shows the scene as a shirtless man lays in the grass at the front of a yard. According to the commentary of the video, he’s sporting gold teeth, synonymous with the rapper. 

Kahnawake Warrior Flag - Mohawk colors

In 1988, the Kahnawake Rotiskenrakete Warrior Society was organizing a bridge blockade in response to raids on it's cigarette industry.
The flag first came to international prominence in the summer of 1990, during the Oka standoff at Kanehsatake. It is now a common feature at native rail blockades across the country.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

"We good, we just need a granny" - Amir 'Kafani' Rashad

Oakland rapper Amir "Kafani" Rashad has been accused of leading a fraud ring that stole millions of dollars from people in California. The 39-year-old is known for his inspiring recovery after being shot and paralyzed in 2013. He is the lead defendant in the federal fraud case. Kafani worked with co-defendants to orchestrate what is described as a "wide-ranging fraudulent loan scam" that started in 2018.

Seven victims were identified. Most said that someone had created fraudulent loans or made purchases in their names.
Some of the evidence came from wiretaps of Rashad’s phone. He discussed stealing an elderly woman’s identity and setting up a fraudulent loan in her name. “We good, we just need a granny.” Rashad said. A month later, Arreola-Martin, 69, impersonated the woman to set up a fraudulent loan.
Rashad responded in a live video on Instagram. He called the accusations “slander” and “bullshit." Rashad was on supervised release after serving a 39-month sentence for a 2015 conviction of conspiring to commit wire fraud.

Reginald Fowler charged with wire fraud

The tab for QuadrigaCX is $250m.Fowler was originally arrested for operating Global Trading Solutions LLC, which is tied to Crypto Capital, a payment processor/shadow bank registered in Panama.

QuadrigaCX and Bitfinex are two of the exchanges that used Crypto Capital to process user funds and access banking services.
Bitfinex creditors are chasing a missing $850m.
See ----->QuadrigaCX creditors want proof that Gerald Cotten is dead

Saturday, February 22, 2020

UK Hacker fraud - money mules

Teenagers in the U.K. are acting as fixers for online hackers who deploy them either as “money mules” – using their bank details to shift money, or to recruit others. Known as authorized push payment (APP) fraud, criminals hack email accounts and convince consumers to send money. It is these recipient accounts that have originated with the money mules.

Criminal gangs are targeting teenagers. Within the gang there is a hierarchy. The hacker, “plug” is at the top of the chain, and below him are underage operatives.
The lowest group are the “runners”, who provide the bank account details. They can be as young as 13.

Once an account is found to have been used in a fraud, it is blocked by the bank, so new accounts are needed for each theft. Like most criminal scams the real money is at the top.

Panama lands 5 tons of cocaine from semi-submersible

Authorities seized more than 5 tons of drugs inside the vessel and arrested four Colombians.More than 5 tons of drugs were seized off the coast of Panama after authorities spotted a semi-submersible. Officials found the vessel near the province of Bocas del Toro.
The use of narco subs has increased since 2008. Once in the water, the drug submarines are difficult to detect without prior intelligence or aircraft to spot them. One capable of this size of load would be expected to cost upwards of $1m.

Thief in law Aleksey Tsvetkov 'can’t take these lies anymore!'

Aleksey Tsvetkov
Aleksey Tsvetkov, 41, was triggered during his sentencing as the judge handed him a 16 year sentence for his 2018 racketeering conviction. Tsevtkov shouted 'I can’t take these lies anymore!' and accused the prosecutor of misleading jurors.

Shortly after his conviction, Tsvetkov, who was born in Ukraine, wrote a letter to the judge claiming his jurors were anti-Russian. He also said his case was politically motivated. Tsvetkov was convicted with co-defendant Leonid 'Lenny' Gershman.
Tsvetkov was convicted of racketeering, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, arson and drug distribution. Set to be sentenced, he claimed “a lot of issues” with his public defender, his third, and wanted a new one. When the judge asked Tsevtkov why he didn’t just hire his own lawyer Tsvetkov said "I can't afford one".
This from a gangster who rolled in a Porsche Panamera and wore $1,500 Yeezy sneakers.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Pink congo philodendron

Pink congo philodendronThe pink congo philodendron has leaves the color of bubblegum, and it's in the middle of a global scam by so called plantfluencers. 'Pink Princess' is a hybrid developed by breeding two different types of philodendrons in the 70s. It was an unusual but ordinary houseplant. It sold for $6.

Enter the plantfluencers on Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.
Pink PrincessThe 'Pink Princess' now has wait lists. The same growers who charged $6 are now charging upwards of $150+ for a four-inch plant. A brand new pink plant emerged called the pink congo. It looks similar to the pink princess. It isn't a plant that was naturally variegated, like the pink princess, but one that had been chemically gassed in a greenhouse to produce a plant hormone that temporarily changes the color of its leaves. The pink goes back to green.

People are spending small fortunes and finding out they have ordinary philodendrons.
The houseplant is a global economic force. The American gardening industry alone is worth $48bn.

Narco Tanks, Narco weapons

A bungled police operation in Mexico that briefly led to the detention of Ovidio Guzmán López, a son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, revealed extremely heavily armed fighters, including some with American-made Barrett .50 caliber anti-materiel rifles and others riding in gun trucks packing .50 caliber M2 machine guns. Cartel gunmen brought to bear M249 Para light machine guns, along with the M72 LAW, a portable one-shot 66-mm unguided anti-tank weapon. The Sinaloa Cartel's response underscored just how heavily armed it is, and how capable they are of taking on Mexican military forces.
The hours-long firefight turned Culiacán into a war zone. Narco Tanks or 'Narco Tanques' in Spanish, first began to appear in 2010. The most popular Narco Tanks are modified trucks and SUVs with armor and weaponry.Barrett .50 caliber anti-materiel rifle.

There was a new record high of 35,588 murders in Mexico last year.

See ----->Narco plane lands on Mexican highway in Quintana Roo

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Costa Rica seizes record five tons of cocaine

Cops in Costa Rica have made the largest drug seizure in the country’s history after discovering more than five tons of cocaine hidden in a container due to be shipped to the Netherlands.

The drugs were concealed in a consignment of flowers at the port of Moín, Limón. 202 suitcases contained a total of 5,048 packages of cocaine weighing around one kilo each. The cocaine was destined for Rotterdam. Police arrested a 46-year-old Costa Rican.
La Nación reported on May 15 that no Costa Rican beach is totally free of drug trafficking. Costa Rica’s National Coast Guard Service identified 254 suspected drug boats last year, more than double the 125 reported in 2015.