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

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

UK's Morton “I'm a gangster, I am stealing his taxi”

UK 'gangster' Gary Morton, 45, called a taxi to take him to a McDonald’s. When they arrived the plot thickened, with Morton shouting at the taxi driver. “I am a gangster, I am stealing his taxi” before getting into the driver’s seat and driving off.

Police spotted Morton driving the taxi nearby. When officers went to stop him he drove off. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison and banned from driving for 30 months.

Monday, July 20, 2020

GTA tow truck turf under microscope

Insiders say the GTA towing industry has attracted hard-core groups, including bikers with Hells Angels ties in the east end and immigrant groups in the west. The amount of money to be made is huge — and only a small portion of it comes from towing. Illegal referral fees are part of a greater and more lucrative effort to defraud insurance companies. A task force in 2012 suggested some lawyers and paralegals were involved in the fraud. Along with the white-collar criminals, the industry is orbited by crooked cops and hard-core gangsters.
Three Ottawa cops were charged with taking kickbacks relating to towing. Project Platinum investigators hit four organized crime groups as they seized a machine-gun, 16 handguns, 13 shotguns, nine rifles, a sawed-off shotgun, thousands of rounds of ammunition, brass knuckles, stun guns and a silencer. Drug trafficking in the towing industry is common. Investigators seized five kg of fentanyl, 1.5 kg of cocaine, 1.25 kg of crystal meth and more than $500k cash. Industry groups say one way to cut the violence and fraud would be to stop rewarding all the spoils from an accident to the first tow truck on the scene. The 'first come first served' approach rewards a criminal.
See ----->Toronto cop Ronald Joseph key player in GTA tow truck wars
See ----->Tow truck industry nailed in GTA, again