Thursday, September 23, 2021

HA boss Joseph Lancia rejects plea deal

Joseph Lancia, 30, president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels, rejected a plea deal from prosecutors that would have sent him to prison for five years. Lancia is facing nine criminal counts from two incidents. The main case against him came from a June 2019 incident when Lancia fired a gun at a truck driven by former prospect Richard Starnino. Cops have video surveillance of Lancia shooting at the truck. Smart guy Lancia could face more than 61 years in prison if he's found guilty of all counts at trial.
See ---->HA Joseph Lancia can't 'keep the peace'

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Vomit the Pasta

'Jittari i virmiceddi' is old Sicilian Mafia slang that translates as “vomit the pasta,” meaning someone who reveals secrets.

Dennis Watchmaker has a bad day

Smokey Lake RCMP arrested and charged Dennis Watchmaker, 56, from Kehewin Cree Nation with a laundry list of charges after a man did a home B&E, breaking windows to gain entry. A release hearing was held and Watchmaker was released on conditions, despite also having outstanding warrants. By 9:00pm he was busted for B&E again. This time around he was "breaking windows and doors in an attempt to gain entry. Two adults and three children were in the residence at the time of the incident."
He was remanded in custody.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

US whips em, whips em good

Scenes Sunday along the Rio Grande were sickening as horse-mounted Border Patrol agents attempted to whip migrants and used their animals to push them back toward Mexico. One agent is heard on video shouting an obscenity as a child jumps out of his horse’s path.
"Whip It" is a song by Devo from their third album Freedom of Choice (1980). The apparently nonsensical lyrics have a common theme revolving around the ability to deal with one's problems by "whipping it".

Cocaine Eyes

Various drugs affect the appearance of your eyes. Dilated pupils and bloodshot eyes are among the common effects of cocaine use. Cocaine makes your eyes appear bloodshot and watery. Cocaine causes blood vessels to constrict, which increases blood pressure. This results in bloodshot eyes. Coke-related bloodshot eyes can last anywhere from a few hours to several days after use. Frequent or long-term use of cocaine can contribute to a range of health conditions that affect eyesight. Cycloplegia, for one, causes trouble focusing on objects.

Monday, September 20, 2021

The cop car John Dillinger stole

The 1933 Ford V8 stolen by John Dillinger on March 3, 1934, from Lake County Sheriff Lillian Holley returned home to Crown Point for the first time in 87 years this spring. Dillinger escaped from the jail, taking guards hostage with a wooden gun, stealing two submachine guns and then the car to make his escape.

By taking the stolen car across state lines, Dillinger committed a federal offense, and the FBI began it's own manhunt.
The car was abandoned in Chicago. “If I ever see John Dillinger, I’ll shoot him dead with my own pistol,” Holley told Time Magazine. Holley died June 15, 1994, at the age of 103.
See ----->John Dillinger killed 87 years ago

Indian gangster Jitendra 'Gogi' Maan whacked in courtroom

Jitendra 'Gogi' Maan, 30, who ran a gang responsible for dozens of cases, including murder, kidnap, extortion and land grabbing, was shot dead in a shootout inside a courtroom in Delhi. Members of a rival gang disguised themselves in lawyers’ cloaks and opened fire. Police returned fire, killing the two gunmen. Gogi was facing murder and extortion charges.
Gogi ran the Jitendra Gogi gang which was embroiled in a feud with the Tillu Gang.

The conflict between Tillu and Gogi lasted years.
Cops managed to arrest Gogi in 2020 after one of his associates posted a picture of their trip to Starbucks on Facebook. The image showed three paper cups, topped with whipped cream and syrup, bearing the names Rohit, Gogi and Fajjie. Cops visited branches of the coffee chain, and eventually traced his location to an outlet in Gurgaon. They nailed him there.

LA Presse - Montreal Mafia: Flourishing in 'free trade' - Update

"The Hells Angels have control in Quebec but also in Montreal. What we realize is that all the other strains of organized crime are accountable to the Hells Angels," said Chief Inspector Guy Lapointe of the Sûreté du Québec in late 2019. A La Presse chart marks the main actors of the mafia and the Hells Angels that make up Montreal organized crime. It consists of a core of about twenty individuals, groups and clans revolving around a half a dozen "decision-makers" of the Hells Angels. There is a distinct Hells Angels hierarchy. Not all members have the same influence and those on the margins are not decision makers.
Mafiosi and bikers exchange services regularly, in a system that brings them all a lot of money. He no longer officially wears HA colors, but Mario Brouillette is considered the most influential HA actor of organized crime in Montreal according to the SQ. Martin Robert, 46, whose princely wedding made headlines has an international Hells Angel status. He has strong ties to aboriginal crime.
Stephane Plouffe, Salvatore Cazzetta and Salvatore Brunetti round out the top 5. Giuseppe 'Joey Gator' Focarazzo, 44, is said to be involved in the financing and recycling of money. He is considered the mafia strongman of Laval.
Vito Salvaggio, Leonardo Rizzuto, Nicola Spagnolo, Liborio Cuntrera and Stefano Sollecito are still the mafia leadership says LA Presse. The Sicilian clan continue to run one of the most important illegal sports books in the Montreal area. Gregory Woolley is out of jail after an eight-year sentence. He was seen by police as one of the leaders of the Hells Angels-mafia-gang alliance. Woolley is still considered an influential player. Nicknamed the "street boss" by cops, Davide Barberio would be the one who solves problems on the street.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sani Abacha

Brutal Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha hasn't been forgotten, even 23 years after his death. €5.5m was returned to the government of Nigeria by Ireland. The money was looted from the country by Abacha, who placed it in an Irish bank for his eldest son. Abacha was de facto dictator of Nigeria from November 17, 1993 until June 8, 1998. Abacha’s government was infamous for it's brutality, executions, and human rights abuses. Its thought he and his family stole over £5 billion.
In 1995 Nigeria faced worldwide condemnation and was suspended from The Commonwealth after the execution of the Ogoni Nine, environmentalists who were protesting against the government and oil giant Shell. Abacha died in June 1998 while at the presidential villa in Abuja. He was buried on the same day, according to Muslim tradition. The government claimed it was a heart attack.

Taliban do things their way

Taliban authorities in the western Afghan city of Herat killed four alleged kidnappers and hung their bodies in public to deter others. Herat resident Mohammad Nazir said he had been shopping for food near the city’s Mostofiat Square when he heard a loudspeaker calling for people’s attention. “When I stepped forward, I saw they had brought a body in a pickup truck, then they hung it up on a crane.” The body was hung with a note - “whoever kidnaps others, will end up like this,” on the chest.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Colombian narco submarine traffickers go away for a long time

Six Colombians pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use narco submarines to smuggle more than 19,000kg of cocaine. The men built and maintained subs which were used to ship cocaine into the Pacific where it was collected by the Sinola Cartel near Oaxaca, Mexico. Between July 2015 and March 2016, 3 of the group’s submarines were intercepted by the U.S.
One man was sentenced to 11 years. The others face a minimum mandatory 10 years and a maximum of life.
See ----->Colombia's 'narco subs'

Gen. Hugo Carvajal “El Pollo” - busted

Former Venezuelan spymaster Gen. Hugo Carvajal relied on moving frequently to evade capture on a U.S. warrant for narcoterrorism. The two-year manhunt for Gen. Hugo Carvajal ended last week when cops raided an apartment in Madrid. Nicknamed “El Pollo”, 'The Chicken', Carvajal was arrested in Aruba on a U.S. warrant only to go free after President Nicolás Maduro pressured the small Dutch Caribbean island to release him. In 2019 Spain’s National Court ruled that he should be extradited to New York to face charges he worked with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, to flood the U.S. with cocaine.
Carvajal is probably one of the most knowledgeable of the corruption that went on in Venezuela. Carvajal’s capture was due to intelligence provided by the DEA in June.

'Operation Rattle' nets cocaine, pesos in NL

$450k, a shotgun, two handguns, money counters and almost 11kg of cocaine were seized.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Colombo crime family busted for union racketeering

The boss of the Colombo crime family Andrew 'Mush' Russo, 86, and his top two aides were busted on racketeering and extortion charges over their move to seize control of a local labor union. Russo is the family’s longtime boss. He took over the family from his imprisoned cousin Carmine Persico. Underboss Benjamin 'The Claw' Castellazzo and consigliere Ralph DiMatteo were among those arrested as the Colombos took a major hit. The 13 suspects also included four captains, including the nephew of boss Carmine (Junior) Persico, Richard Ferrara and Vincent Ricciardo.
Benjamin 'The Claw' Castellazzo

Capo Theodore "Teddy Boy" Persico
Colombo captain Theodore Persico Jr., one of the late mob boss’s nephews, was also arrested. Documents detail his plans to rise to head of the family once Russo stepped down. The Colombos first started the shakedown in 2001 of a construction union in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The family’s bosses became involved two years ago, with a view on turning the union into a mob-run operation. Family captain Vincent Ricciardo, 75, threatened to murder a construction union boss. Caught on tape, 'Vinny Unions' explained the mob’s plans for the union. “I’m gonna put an assistant administrator in there with youse, a legitimate guy,” he said.
Vincent 'Vinny Unions' Ricciardo.
“Youse are gonna have a trustee meeting, youse are gonna hire him as an assistant administrator, whatever the fuck you do, and he’s gonna call all the shots.”

HA Suminder 'Allie' Grewal killers = 20 years no parole

Nathan De Jong, 22, and Calvin Powery-Hooker, 23, pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Suminder 'Allie' Grewal in 2019. They have been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 20 years. The hitmen came from Alberta. It is being reported Grewal had financial troubles. He was a regular at the Starbucks where he was shot to death.
The murdered Chad Wilson with Suminder Grewal.The man shot dead in a South Surrey drive-thru has been identified as Suminder 'Allie' Grewal. The shooting happened at the drive-thru in the 3000-block of 152 Street around 9:20 a.m. Two men who fled from the scene have been arrested. They reportedly blew a tire in their attempt to flee.
Calvin Powery-Hooker and Nathan De Jong have been charged with first degree murder connected to the killing of Suminder Grewal. IHIT says the two are known to police.