Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Hells Angels bikie Dayne Brajkovich struts costume

Western Australia’s top cop says while he is not “the fashion police”, what Hells Angels gang member Dayne Brajkovich wore to court this week would be illegal under a proposed ban on bikie colours.
HA Dayne Brajkovich couldn't possibly be missed at a recent court appearance. He was wearing a red and black HAMC jersey, along with a Gucci cap, sunglasses and a massive gold chain, bracelet and watch. His pretty shoes were likewise designer club colours.

Brajkovich, 41, faced Perth Court, not the fashion police, and was fined $300, plus $248 in court costs. He pleaded guilty to entering a premises where he was barred. It is not known if they had a dress code for circus clowns.

HA bikie Dayne Brajkovich, who bashed Rebels boss Nick Martin weeks before his public assassination, was targeted in a drive-by. Shots were fired at Brajkovich’s home in Ascot in early March. Nobody was injured. A stolen black Porsche was later found burnt out nearby.
See -----> Nick Martin, Rebels bikie boss whacked - sniper

HA Harry Lainas whacked - update

Harry Lainas Senior Ontario Hells Angel Harry Lainas, 47, was shot to death in the parking garage of an apartment building on Danforth Avenue on Feb 11. Lainas was a full patch with the Simcoe South charter. He was formerly with the Keswick Hells Angels. Lainas narrowly escaped the same fate two years ago in the same area while collecting illegal gambling debts.
Lainas was part of a ring that impersonated police while committing a long string of GTA armed robberies in 2008. Project Betrayal ended with 198 criminal charges laid against 25 people. That bust centred around career thug Dobroslav (Bobby) Manchev. He used a restaurant on Danforth as his "office".

Manchev was whacked near the Eglinton Town Centre last May. There have been no arrests in the killing of Lainas.

Sad Sack HA shoot wrong house - Meth Heads

A now former HA bikie, Thomas O’Connor, was caught with cocaine and steroids and sentenced to 6 months. The druggie carried a knife on him for “his own protection”.
Hells Angels Thomas Wilshire Patterson, 28, and Thomas Mortiz O’Connor, 30, are charged with firing shots at a house in Adelaide. They are accused of a “revenge” drive-by shooting – but the wrong house was hit. Also charged are molls Natalie Pilkington and Lilli Trenerry. HA bikie Thomas Patterson lasted one day on his 'good behaviour bond' and was jailed for meth.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

1 tonne of opium landed in Vancouver

The criminal investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
RCMP and border guards busted one of the largest opium seizures in Canadian history last month. 1,000 kilograms of opium was lassoed in a pair of shipping containers that had arrived in Vancouver. Dogs helped sniff out the opium, which has an estimated value of $10m.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Yannick Bandaogo

Yannick Bandaogo, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder in a horrific random stabbing attack outside the Lynn Valley library in North Vancouver. There are no connections between the accused and the 7 victims.

Bandaogo refused to leave his cell to participate in a scheduled court appearance by telephone.
Bandaogo was arrested at the scene as he stabbed himself. The victim was a woman in her late 20s. Six other people were seriously hurt in the attack. Records show Bandaogo has a criminal record in Quebec.

20 years since operation 'Spring 2001'

From left: Michel Rose, Luc Bordeleau, David Carrol, Denis Houle, Donald Stockford, Gilles Mathieu, René Charlebois, Wolodumir Stadnik, Maurice “Mom” Boucher and Normand Robitaille.
On March 28, 2001, more than 2,000 cops were deployed to arrest 142 people. The main targets were members and associates of the Hells Angels. The bust eliminated Maurice “Mom” Boucher's Quebec Nomads.

$8.6m and US $2.7m was seized.
The front page of the Journal du Montréal the day after the police raid screamed the headline "The party is over!"

Twenty years later, the resurgence of the Hells Angels in Quebec is well known. Their control over the drug trade in the Province has never been stronger.
The trials produced a huge arsenal of restricted weapons.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Joe Amato, son, take plea deal

Joey Amato, 62.
The New York City bus system had a problem when mechanics found a GPS tracker during maintenance in Nov 2016. The Staten Island depot was evacuated and explosives experts were called in to make sure it wasn’t a small bomb. The undercarriage of every bus in the five boroughs was searched using mirrors on metal poles. The tracker came from an unlikely source, Colombo capo Joseph Amato Sr. who had reported it lost. Amato had been keeping tabs on his girlfriend by secretly sticking the GPS on her car. The capo and his son took a pair of plea deals in the case that netted nearly a dozen other Colombo mobsters and associates.
Amato pleaded guilty to racketeering and stalking. He is expected to be sentenced to five to seven years, avoiding a 20-year stint in the slammer.
Philip Lombardo and Dominick Ricigliano were charged.The capo sent the woman emails bragging about his influence on Staten Island. One said, “This is my island. Not yours. I have the eyes all over.” In another, Amato — who in 1995 was convicted in the shooting of a 15-year-old witness, boasted that “I’m called a MAN’S MAN!!!” Events eventually snared 20 — including 11 members and associates of the Colombo crime family. They were busted on charges including racketeering, loansharking and extortion. Wiretaps on the phones of Amato, his son Joseph Amato Jr. and Colombo soldier Thomas Scorcia resulted in “thousands of intercepted phone calls and text messages.”Joseph Amato Jr.

Cop tailgater busted with 65 pounds of cocaine

An Oregon trooper pulled over Gerardo Avila Soriano, 52, in a 2021 Ford Explorer for following too close on I-5. The alert cop noticed something suspicious and searched Soriano’s car. He discovered 65 pounds of cocaine in “natural voids” of the rear doors.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Bikie sniper - Update

Our Bikie Sniper appears in the video, unmasked.
A 34-year-old man, whose identity is suppressed, has been charged with one count of murder in the death of Nick Martin and two counts of unlawful act or omission with intent to harm. He was arrested on Monday, briefly faced court on Wednesday and was remanded in custody. He will reappear in court in April.

Killing Escobar

A Scottish mercenary and ex-SAS operative was hired by a Colombian drug cartel to assassinate the world’s biggest drug baron, Pablo Escobar. He failed. Escobar was shot in the head as he attempted to flee across a rooftop on December 2, 1993.
See ----->Remembering Pablo Escobar, the Narco King

Friday, March 26, 2021

Project Majestic puts brakes on high-end auto theft ring in GTA

Cops have seized 73 vehicles with a value of more than $4.5m and charged 18 following a two-month investigation into a vehicle theft ring operating in the GTA. Those busted are charged with more than 170 offences combined, including conspiracy, trafficking of property obtained by crime and theft of a motor vehicle.
The crime ring focused on overnight thefts of Lexus, Toyota and Honda sport utility vehicles from residential driveways. Theives enter the vehicle and reprogram the ignition computer, allowing it to be driven away using a new key fob. The vehicles were driven to the Port of Montreal or loaded into a sea container in Toronto and transported to Montreal by rail. The containers were then loaded onto ships and sent overseas.
The GTA residents facing charges include Ali Reda Jaafar, 21, Baljinder Singh, 26, Mohamed Hamadi, 20, Mohamed Mohamed, 24, and Mohammed Baraki, 33.

Jean François Eap - Sky Global

Notwithstanding the spewing of the busted Mr. Jean François Eap, Sky Global has been shuttered for good. "To date, the authorities have not informed us of any of the procedures reported by the media. As I followed the media reports over the last week, it is with great sadness that I see a blanket scope of what can only be described as an erosion of the right to privacy."
Jean-François Eap in 2017. A federal grand jury returned indictments against Jean Francois Eap, the head of Sky Global, and Thomas Herdman. Warrants have been issued for their arrest. The indictment says they installed sophisticated encryption software in cellphones that allowed drug dealers to communicate with each other in a closed network through encrypted servers in Canada and France.

The men are charged with RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. HERE
Eap says the allegations against him are "unfounded" and "entirely false."

"The indictment against me personally in the United States is an example of the police and the government trying to vilify anyone who takes a stance against unwarranted surveillance."
The phones, Sky ECC, were sold for between €900 and €2,000. Sky Global modified phones to remove GPS, camera, internet and voice. Subscriptions cost between $1,200 and $2,000 for six months. Sky ECC has strong parallels to the EncroChat encrypted phone network, which was shuttered in June 2020.

Agencies obtained a billion messages sent between Sky users.
The indictment is only the second time the DOJ has filed RICO charges against an encrypted phone company. Phantom Secure of Vince Ramos was the first. He pulled 9 years.

The US arrest warrants follow raids by Belgian and Dutch police on drug traffickers following a joint operation with French cops. Police in Europe have arrested 80. Some 70,000 Sky Global devices were in use around the world.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo - The Real Tony Soprano

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" PalermoVincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo was a former de facto boss of the New Jersey DeCavalcante crime family who became a government witness. Fictional mob boss Tony Soprano is based upon Palermo. In the early 1960s, Vincent Palermo married the niece of mob boss Sam DeCavalcante. DeCavalcante invited him to his social club in Kenilworth, New Jersey. He worked at the fish markets in the morning hours and socialized with mobsters on afternoons. James Gandolfini - Sopranos

Local authorities uncovered the scheme and investigated Weiss, and the two mob families became nervous. Gambino boss John Gotti requested that the DeCavalcante family murder Weiss.
On September 11, 1989, Palermo, Anthony Capo, and James "Jimmy" Gallo murdered Fred Weiss, on orders from DeCavalcante boss Giovanni "John the Eagle" Riggi. Weiss was associated with mobsters from both the DeCavalcante family and the New York Gambino crime family. Weiss and his mob partners had purchased a vacant property in Staten Island and illegally dumped large amounts of dangerous medical waste there.
Mob Boss Giovanni Riggi during the trial of the 1989 slaying of Weiss.

John D'Amato
Palermo was 'made' and shortly after was appointed caporegime. Riggi was sent to prison in 1989, and he appointed John "Johnny Boy" D'Amato as his acting boss. D'Amato's girlfriend alleged that he was bisexual. Riggi ordered Palermo and Anthony Capo to murder D'Amato in order to avoid embarrassment to the DeCavalcante family. In early 1992, D'Amato disappeared. His body was never found. By the mid-90s, Vinny Palermo was the de facto boss of the family, paralleling Tony Soprano in the Sopranos.'Vito Spatafore' - Sopranos

After testifying Vincent Palermo entered the federal Witness Protection Program.
In 1998, the FBI recruited Ralph Guarino as a mob informant who devastated the DeCavalcante family. The agency gave him cell phones rigged with surveillance equipment to distribute to other family members. In October 1998, Vincent Palermo's trusted lieutenant Joseph Masella was shot to death, leaving an opening in the family. Guarino was promoted to made man. Palermo became a government witness. He confessed to killing Weiss and mobster Louis LaRasso and to planning the murders of John D'Amato, Joseph Masella, Charles Majuri, Frank D'Amato, and Tom Salvata. He also implicated other DeCavalcante family members. In 1999, the FBI moved in on the DeCavalcante family.

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo
On September 14, 2009, the New York Daily News exposed Vinny Ocean's new life in witness protection as a strip club operator in Houston, Texas. The 'Penthouse Club' and 'All-Star Men's Club' were hotbeds of prostitution and drugs. He also owned a Mexican restaurant and a car wash - all next to one another in Houston. On March 4, 2013, Palermo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Under Chapter 11, a person's assets and debts are not liquidated, but the filer is given court protection from creditors.
Palermo put his $2.45m home up for sale in September 2015.