Friday, July 31, 2020

Hammer falls on Robert Barletta again - $24m in assets seized

Robert Barletta was arrested again and charged with money laundering and tax fraud. Four other people are facing charges of working for a criminal organization, bookmaking, proceeds of crime, money laundering and tax evasion, while three others are charged with money laundering and proceeds of crime. Three homes and one vacant property were seized; eight vehicles and one Harley; assets of three land development companies, including building lots; one of which has a new $7m house on it. $82,590 CDN and $25,398 US in cash was also seized.
The OPP launched Project Hobart after an escalation of violence across Ontario and Quebec.Last December cops busted Barletta's multi-million dollar illegal gaming operation that was tied to a series of attempted murders, arsons, extortion threats, shootings and assaults. 28 were charged with 228 offences and cops seized or restrained $12m worth of property and assets.
See ----->Robert Barletta bail hearing
See ----->OPP take down Hells Angels illegal gambling ring: 28 charged

Fate of FoB gangster Nick Chan fragile

Calgary gang leader Nicholas Cypui (Nick) Chan was shot multiple times in an alley and was taken to hospital in grave condition. Chan survived multiple murder charges, long terms in custody and a gang war. He was nearly killed in a 2013 stabbing. Chan was a leader of the Fresh Off the Boat (FOB) gang. The FOB-FK (FOB Killers) gang war left 25 people dead in Calgary between 2002 and 2009. "He certainly has nine lives; the only question is how many he has left."

Calgary drug dealer Chapman walks

Drug charges against alleged kingpin Allistair Chapman and two others, including convicted killer Blais Delaire, were stayed because their Charter right to a speedy trial was violated. The judge said there were no exceptional circumstances to justify exceeding the 30-month Jordan limit. The Crown isn't likely to appeal.
Project Arbour in 2018 resulted in 46 drug, weapons and trafficking charges.
Anees Amr, Colin ReitbergerChapman had cartel connections, said to have a short temper, and was feared for his violence.

On May 21 2018, in front of stunned onlookers, two men were shot to death in a parking lot. Anees Amr, 26, and Colin Reitberger, 23, - believed to be the intended target — died. Police allege Reitberger’s murder was a hit ordered by Chapman. Christian Ouellette, the gang's enforcer, was arrested a few weeks later.

Christian Ouellette (L) and Blais Delaire (R) are charged in connection with the murders of Colin Reitberger and Anees Amr.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Finland Hells Angels nailed with 100kg of meth, guns, explosives = 11 years

Cops say two Finnish men attempted to import 96kg of amphetamines into Finland. Sami Aulis Niskanen was convicted of two narcotics offences, an explosive offence, a firearms offence and possession of a weapon. He is a full patch HA. Cops also seized 9kg of hash, 38kg of explosives and a "significant number of firearms, firearm parts and ammunition."
Niskanen is off to jail for 11 years. Police in Finland called their investigation an "extensive effort" into meth smuggling by Hells Angels to the UK, Finland and other countries.

Several others in the Netherlands are suspected, including HA or members of the club's number one puppet club, the Red Devils.

270 kg of cocaine lassoed in Halifax

The Interlude had returned from the Caribbean and attempted to dock at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron.CBSA seized 270kg of cocaine, worth $33.8m, from a boat attempting to dock at a Halifax yacht club. Two people on the boat were arrested.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Niagara Falls Hells Angels clubhouse demolished

The Niagara Falls Hells Angels clubhouse was leveled in January, with cops releasing a video. The land will be sold to the highest bidder.

See ----->Hells Angels’ Welland Clubhouse MUCH closer to wrecking ball

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NS killer Gabriel Wortman had links to HA - Update

New information says Wortman was a known drug dealer in the Portapique area, where he went on a 13-hour rampage April 18 and 19 that ended with 22 people dead. He had more than links to the HA, he was an active associate in HA business. Described as a “sexual predator”, the feds are under pressure for a full public inquiry into Wortman's crime links.
The man who murdered 22 people in a two-day shooting rampage in Nova Scotia had contacts with drug dealers and the Hells Angels. The RCMP’s first search warrants were signed by Sgt. Angela Hawryluk. A 28-year veteran, Hawryluk stipulated that she is experienced in OMGs, drug trafficking and confidential informants. One cop source said Wortman often spent time with Hells Angels. He had at least one associate with links to organized crime.
Peter Alan Griffon printed the decals that Wortman used on the replica RCMP cruiser he used in his murders. In 2014, Griffon, then 34, was busted by Edmonton police as they brought down a drug trafficking ring operated by the Mexican cartel La Familia and MS-13. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison on Dec. 12, 2017.

Cops seized four kilograms of cocaine, ecstasy, $30k in cash, two .22 calibre rifles, one with a silencer, a .44 calibre Desert Eagle handgun, a sawed-off shotgun, thousands of bullets and body armour from Griffon’s home.
Cops grossly mishandled the murders. They failed to contain Wortman, did not block the highway links to Truro and Halifax and did not issue a provincial alert.
There is speculation Wortman was a police rat. A speeding ticket was issued to Wortman at 5:58 pm on Feb. 12, 2020. Wortman was driving one of the former police vehicles in his collection in a rural area. When the ticket was issued the RCMP was in the middle of multiple arrests of Hells Angels and their associates in Halifax and New Brunswick. Cops speculate that if Wortman was a confidential informant that his cover had been blown. It's standard practice to pass messages to informants or create cover for them through traffic stops.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Batches of cocaine on Florida beaches again

A 'concerned citizen' discovered cocaine washed-up along the Florida Keys coastline. The waterlogged packages weighed a total of 25.26 kilograms or 55.6 pounds.

On July 1, 29 bricks with a total weight of 35 kilograms washed up on the shore of the Florida Keys.

HA Fuller dead in Mongols/Hells Angels confrontation in Ohio

It's said HA John Fuller stabbed a rival biker at the gas station brawl in Ohio. A member of the Mongols then shot and killed Fuller, 53.
The incident happened about 9 p.m. Saturday at the Shell gas station on Granger and Canal roads in Valley View.

Mukund Mohan busted for $5.5m Covid-19 fraud

Mukund Mohan, the chief technology officer of Vancouver-based BuildDirect, was arrested last week and charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

The former director of engineering at Microsoft submitted at least eight fraudulent applications for forgivable loans seeking a total of more than US$5.5m through a program intended to provide emergency payroll assistance for companies impacted by COVID-19. None of the companies existed.
Mohan transferred “at least (USD) $231,000 in fraudulently obtained loan proceeds to his personal brokerage account for his personal benefit.”

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Jamaica most wanted not a great place to be - 'Prekeh Boy’

Delano ‘Prekeh Boy’ Wilmot’s time as Jamaica’s most wanted man ended in death with a gunfight with members of security forces at an isolated hideaway in rural St James. He joins a long list of gangsters whose reign of terror came to a fiery end in the western parish.

A combat team, which had traveled hours under the cover of darkness to reach the location, was waiting for him. Wilmot was cut down in a hail of bullets following a brief exchange of gunfire.
The head of the St James Police Division said that the most-wanted tag is usually a signal that the end is near. He noted that gangsters tagged most wanted in Jamaica rarely survived for more than a year.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Glasgow drugs kingpin ‘Big Poppa’ nailed through EncroChat

Darren Collin, 29, ‘Big Poppa’ is feeling the pain after a £1.3m cocaine and heroin bust that flattened his organization. Collin is connected to the notorious Lyons gang and Dublin’s Kinahan cartel. Big Poppa was one of the first criminals convicted after the encrypted network EncroChat was hacked by authorities.

His role in the huge drug supply operation was blown apart by experts who decoded his texts to gang members. EncroChat was a Europe-based communications network and service provider. Police infiltrated the network between March and June 2020. The service had around 60,000 subscribers at the time of its closure.
At least 800 arrests have been made across Europe as of mid July 2020.

Latin Kings gangster 'King Humble' looking at 20 years

Alvin Mojica, 32, 'King Humble' was one of 62 people arrested Dec. 5 when federal and local police executed 31 search warrants, the culmination of a five-year RICO investigation into the gang. Mojica sold about 14 grams of cocaine to a police cooperator. The highest ranking member arrested was Michael Cecchetelli, 'King Merlin.' During the 4 year investigation, cops developed evidence that the Latin Kings trafficked drugs, conspired to murder more than 10 victims, and committed a huge number of violent crimes including robbery, shootings, stabbings and witness intimidation.
See ----->Latin Kings - Michael Cecchetelli

Friday, July 24, 2020

Hawaiian gangster Miske faces federal death penalty

Michael J. Miske Jr.
US authorities have charged 11 of a criminal group operating on the Hawaiian island of Oahu with a combined 22 offensives ranging from bank fraud to murder-for-hire. 17 are stuck to the group's leader

Miske’s history of criminal activity goes back decades with several past charges for assault and other violent crimes. Miske offered to pay several of his co-defendants to kidnap and murder Johnathan Fraser, who went missing in July of 2016. He hasn't been seen since. Miske and his associates are also accused of attempted murder of a second victim, who they believed was a rat.

'right-hand man' Brown pulls 44 months in cocaine bust

Thomas Brown, 32, was the "right-hand man" in a large ring peddling cocaine.  Brown was charged after cops seized guns, cocaine, and more than $840k.
He was sent to deal with drug debts. He also had a key to the stash house. His sentence is 44 months in prison. Police called it one of the biggest seizures of money in Newfoundland and Labrador's history.
See ----->NL Gangsters looking at long time

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hells Angel Damiano Dipopolo and the Decotiis family

July 23, 2021, marks the 12th anniversary of the murder of Brandon Vito Hughes. His killers were waiting for him on July 23, 2009.
Brandon Vito Hughes was 28 when he was shot and killed After coming home from Vancouver's Celebration of Light fireworks, Brandon Vito Hughes was gunned down outside his North Vancouver home. His father, Kevin Hughes, ran out to the front gate and tried in vain to save his son. In the early morning of July 23, 2009 Brandon Vito Hughes was pronounced dead in hospital. IHIT issued a public plea for information about the shooting. "The investigation remains open and active, time and distance can be a factor in our favor in historical investigations."

Call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448, IHIT File#2009-6580, or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
Donato Decotiis said threats had been made against him and other family members, including Hughes, because of a long-running family feud.

Rocco Dipopolo
Donato Decotiis said he was warned that people linked to the Hells Angels had been hired "to assault, threaten and/or intimidate" him.

Don Decotiis, Hayley Winter, Ivano Decotiis.

Damiano Dipopolo
Dec. 11, 2005. Vancouver Province. A long-running feud in a family whose name is tied to some of Vancouver's biggest real-estate developments has once again spilled into B.C. Supreme Court.

It comes complete with allegations of threats, assaults, intimidation - and a contract to kill a family member. In an unusual civil suit, Donato Decotiis, then 44, sought a court injunction and damages to protect himself from eight family members named in a statement of claim.

The suit alleges that the eight Decotiis family defendants "have engaged, hired or employed the defendants Rocco Dipopolo and Damiano Dipopolo to assault, threaten and/or intimidate the plaintiff as an integral part of efforts to intimidate the plaintiff, to interfere in the business, commercial and leisure activities of the plaintiff and to injure the plaintiff." VPD investigated an incident between Donato Decotiis and the Dipopolos. No charges were laid.
[18] At some point, on a date which was not clear in the evidence, Mr. Dipopolo won $80,000 in a lottery. He gave his twin brother $30,000 as a gift.

[48] At some point, Mr. Dipopolo acquired a one-third interest in a company called Liquid Zoo Holdings Ltd. On August 23, 2005, Mr. Dipopolo, together with the two other shareholders in Liquid Zoo Holdings Ltd., Messrs. Bruneau and Raffael, signed a promissory note for $350,000 payable to Amacon Management.

[62] Liquid Zoo Holdings executed a mortgage dated May 12, 2006, in favour of Amacon for the amount of $650,000. However, this mortgage was not registered until more than one year later, on August 10, 2007. Mr. Dipopolo appeared to consider the mortgage to be further security for Amacon's $350,000 loan to the three Liquid Zoo Holdings shareholders made about one year earlier, in August 2005.

Marcello DeCotiis and his sister, Lilliana
Lilliana De Cotiis runs the hospitality division of real estate developer Amacon, which she co-owns with eldest sibling Teresa and older brothers Donato, Luca and Marcello. Lillianna De Cotiis had threatened that the Dipopolo brothers would assault Donato De Cotiis. De Cotiis and her siblings named their company Amacon, after late father Amalio and mother Concetta.

Amalio was part of the first generation of De Cotiises to arrive in Vancouver. He came with parents Donato and Teresa and three sisters as well as brothers Marcangelo, Inno, Vito and Michael in a staggered migration.

Damiano DiPopolo
Eldest brother Marcangelo eventually had a falling out with his brothers that was serious enough to devolve into legal action. Vito died in his 30s. Inno created his own real estate development company and named it by spelling his own name backwards: Onni.

Youngest brother Michael then founded and still runs Pinnacle International.

In Feb 2003, Paolo De Cotiis threatened Brandon Hughes and his family.
Sunday, July 26, 2009. The targeted murder of 28-year-old Brandon Vito Hughes in North Vancouver last week was preceded by a tense family feud that included a death threat within the De Cotiis clan, who are connected to real-estate developments in the Lower Mainland.

Hughes was found gravely wounded outside 1956 Jones Ave. in North Vancouver. Hughes is grandson of the late construction mogul Marcangelo De Cotiis, whose widow, Addolorata De Cotiis, owns the home at 1956 Jones Ave. Siblings of the De Cotiis family own Onni Group, Pinnacle International and Amacon.

Brandon Vito Hughes
August 6th, 2010. B.C. Court of Appeal issues ruling in De Cotiis family feud. Donato De Cotiis's lawsuit against companies controlled by his uncles Amalio, Inno, and Mike was dismissed. Donato De Cotiis's deceased father Marcangelo, a construction magnate, was also listed as a plaintiff.

"This dispute is only part of a larger family feud that unfolded against a backdrop of profitable corporations and partnerships," Newbury wrote in the court's reasons for judgment. This lawsuit was a spinoff of another major dispute, which was addressed in a 1995 B.C. Supreme Court decision.
Intimately connected with disgraced realtor Shahin Behroyan is none other than another agent, Teressa Decotiis of the Hells Angels connected Decotiis family. And WHO was directly involved in Behroyan's $75k scam for half? Yup.
Lets be wickedly clear here. The Decotiis hired senior Hells Angels Damiano Dipopolo and his brother Rocco in a long family feud. Brandon Vito Hughes is thereafter whacked after multiple threats. The Decotiis family financed the Hells Angels expansion into Kelowna to the tune of at least $700k, which was unsecured for over a year. Further, Teressa Decotiis was intimately involved every step of the way along with her siblings, as management of Amacon, the corporate entity that cut the check to Dipopolo.