Thursday, June 30, 2022

Harb Dhaliwal killer sentenced - 20 years

Francois Joseph Gauthier, 53, had been charged with first degree murder in the execution of Brothers Keepers gangster Harb Dhaliwal but pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of second-degree murder. On the night of April 17, 2021, Gauthier used a semi-automatic handgun with a silencer to shoot Dhaliwal 10 times, including twice in the back of the head. Two in the Dhaliwal group chased and stabbed Gauthier multiple times, including in the eye. Bleeding profusely, Gauthier was cornered in a condo courtyard where cops found him.
Harb Dhaliwal, 31, was shot at point blank range in the 1500-block of Coal Harbour Quay. The Brothers Keepers are linked to HA Hardside chapter, and are embroiled in a street war with the UN, as well as the Kang/Red Scorpion gang. Harb Dhaliwal, second from right.
Of 31 gang-related murders in 2019 seven had a link to the Brothers Keepers either as a suspect or a victim. Harb Dhaliwal was injured in two previous shootings — one in 2017 and another in 2018. Elder brother Barinder “Shrek” Dhaliwal was held back by Vancouver cops. Youngest brother Meninder was said to be present. All 3 gangsters are well known to cops.

Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger dead at 83


"Keep your head up high, stay loyal, remain free, and always value honor." was his final message.
The founder of the Hells Angels, Sonny Barger, has died at 83 of liver cancer.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Pornhub Feras Antoon's $19m Montreal mansion up in smoke - update III


Feras Antoon, 46, is a Syrian immigrant

David Tassillo
CEO Feras Antoon and COO David Tassillo have resigned after more than a decade running Pornhub. Their exit comes after The New Yorker released a scathing story about the company. The New Yorker story chronicled the heartbreaking plight of a 15-year-old UK girl struggling to have explicit videos removed from the company's websites that were uploaded without her consent. The porn merchant's response? "Instead, they chose to ignore the fact that MindGeek has more comprehensive and effective policies than any other major platform on the internet, and decided to peddle the same gross mischaracterizations that anti-porn extremists have spewed for decades."

See ----->The Fight to Hold Pornhub Accountable
There have been no arrests in the arson of the mansion of Feras Antoon.
The $19m Montreal mansion of PornHub founder Feras Antoon was destroyed by fire only three days after he put it up for sale.
"Could the extreme religious groups have incited and encouraged someone to do this? Absolutely."
It took 80 firefighters three hours to get the fire under control. It began inside the mansion. Pornhub faced strong backlash over the site showing videos of child abuse and nonconsensual sex. The site eventually removed a majority of its content — millions of explicit videos.
For years victims of child porn, revenge porn, rape and sexual assault said that Pornhub ruined their lives.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Yizhak Abergil - life plus 30 years

An Israeli court sentenced crime kingpin Yizhak Abergilto to three life sentences plus 30 years for the 2003 killing of three bystanders in an attempt on the life of Ze'ev Rosenstein, a rival in the mob underworld. Abergil was found guilty of heading a crime organization with seven of his underlings.

Avi Ruhan
Avi Ruhan, Abergil's right-hand man, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempted murder and running a criminal organization. In May 2012, Abergil pleaded guilty to being part of a major ecstasy network. Authorities charged him and his brother Meir with running a huge drug ring in the US. He was returned to Israel to complete his 7 year sentence in 2013. The Abergil crime family was one the largest criminal organizations in Israel until its power waned with the arrests of Yitzhak and Meir. In the 1990s the organization waged a bloody war with mobster Ze’ev Rosenstein and his Abutbul organization. The conflict was tied to a long string of underworld hits and attempted assassinations across the country.
Ze’ev Rosenstein

Monday, June 27, 2022

Major Carvalho 'Brazil's Pablo Escobar' reeled in

Sérgio Roberto De Carvalho, 64 is known as 'Major Carvalho' – a nod to his former career in the Brazilian Army. He was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for drug trafficking, money laundering, document fraud and homicide. Carvalho was arrested living under a fake identity in Hungary. In 2021, Brazilian police forced the landing of a Turkish jet that had taken off from a small airport in Ribeirao Preto and seized 1.3 tonnes of cocaine. Carvalho was one of the traffickers behind the operation.
The Turkish press asked how a former state-owned jet of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended up stuffed with drugs and impounded in Brazil.
After being arrested in Spain under a fake name in 2020, Carvalho disappeared. He later faked his own death, sending a certificate to Spanish authorities. Brazilian authorities found numerous assets. Cops seized a van containing 12m euros parked in a Lisbon garage. Much of his operation was run from Dubai, where his right-hand man, Marcelo Maghenzani maintained an office.
Maghenzani was arrested in May 2021.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Giovanni Gatto - The Real Sopranos


Rocco and his family were put into witness protection.
“The Sopranos” took inspiration from the DeCavalcantes. The DeCavalcantes were taken down in 2015 by New Jersey cop Giovanni Rocco. 'Giovanni Gatto' Rocco posed as a biker to snare capo Charlie 'The Hat' Stango and others. Rocco spent three years working his way up the ranks and collecting evidence to convict a dozen gangsters.
Charlie 'The Hat' Stango

New Jersey mob boss John Riggi died in 2015 aged 90.
The downfall of the DeCavalcante family began in 1998, when associate Ralph Guarino became an FBI rat to avoid a long prison sentence after a heist of $1.6m from the World Trade Center. Between 1999-2005, about 45 were jailed, including the family's consigliere and seven capos. In March 2017 Stango was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder. In 2016, Anthony Stango Jr. was sentenced to 6 years in prison. With the final fall of the DeCavalcante family, New York's five families took over many of the rackets in New Jersey.
See ----->Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo - The Real Tony Soprano

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Dutch godfather Holleeder life sentence upheld

Willem Holleeder, the Netherlands most notorious gangster, was found guilty of ordering a series of murders in 2019. Holleeder, now 64, achieved notoriety in the 1980s for the kidnapping of beer tycoon Freddy Heineken. The prosecution case relied on the testimony of his sister, Astrid, who made secret recordings of their conversations. The Amsterdam Appeals Court said it "took into account the cold and unscrupulous way in which Holleeder, together with others in a criminal organization, decided on life and death."
See ----->Willem Holleeder: ‘No idea’ why man who owed him money was murdered

Friday, June 24, 2022

Eugene 'Boobsie' Castelle tries, tries again

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That appears to be the mantra of Staten Island mobster Eugene 'Boobsie' Castelle. He's taking another stab at early release, his third. This time he's blaming his lawyer.

Eugene 'Boobsie' Castelle
A judge denied the bid of Staten Island mobster Eugene 'Boobsie' Castelle to cut his prison sentence, saying the wise guy has only himself to blame for refusing a plea deal and opting for trial. The soldier for the Luchese family tried to claim he misunderstood the deal. He decided the plea deal he rejected was what we wanted all along. Castelle faces between 30 to 40 months behind bars on a gambling charge. He is currently free on a $1m bond.

The mobster tried to claim a threat from Covid in jail. That claim was dismissed. Castelle was convicted in 2019 for racketeering conspiracy and running an illegal gambling house. In 2008, he had completed an 88-month sentence for racketeering conspiracy. He was sentenced to 77 months in a federal penitentary, a three-year supervised release, $100k fine and forfeiture of $188,955 in criminal proceeds. Along with getting a conviction against Boobsie the feds also showcased the inner working of the Lucchese family. The fed's snitch John Pennisi took the stand and testified about the crime family's inner workings and acting boss Michael DeSantis.

John Pennisi even recorded a mob initiation ceremony.

Amado Carrillo Fuentes - Lord of the Skies


Amado Carrillo Fuentes's home was part Mexico's National Lottery in Sept 2021.
A grisly wake in a government building in Mexico City on July 8, 1997 was the first glimpse of a man whose name many knew but few uttered. Amado Carrillo Fuentes, one the most powerful kingpins in Mexican history was dead and his rotting corpse was on public display.

The nine bedroom house again appears in the lottery and a $10 ticket may return the $3m mansion.
Amado Carillo Fuentes 'Lord of the Skies' was boss of Ciudad Juárez cartel. He died after botched plastic surgery. He was one of the world's most powerful drug lords in the 80s and 90s.
He took control of the Juárez cartel after killing his boss, Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. He was known for his extreme ruthlessness.
Rarely photographed, in 1997 he checked into a Mexican hospital under a false name to have plastic surgery to alter his appearance.

A gun that once belonged to Amado Carrillo Fuentes
He died as a result of the botched operation, which included liposuction. Authorities released gruesome photos of his body to counter rumors he was still alive. But the battered state of the body meant he was unrecognizable, which fueled more rumors.
The surgeons who performed the operation were killed months later. Their bodies, which showed signs of torture, had been stuffed into oil drums and covered in concrete. Fuentes former mansion comes with a surveillance room for security guards. It has two bedrooms, full bathroom, kitchenette and living room.

Hells Angels Sonoma RICO trial ends - guilty


The bikers each face 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and life on the racketeering conspiracy charges. Jonathan Nelson, right.
Bay Area HA Jonathan 'Jon Jon' Nelson, Russell 'Rusty' Ott, and Brian Wendt have been convicted of murder and RICO charges.

Brian Wendt

Jonathan 'Jon Jon' Nelson, left.
A prospect for the Sonoma Hells Angels lived a double life as an FBI informant. He, along with two former HA members, were the most important of dozens of government witnesses in the racketeering trial. Defense lawyers called it an “unholy alliance” between “shady, disreputable hooligans” and cops desperate to take down the HAMC. The club are a band of brothers who celebrate “freedom, a love of the open road and motorcycles”. The first two government witnesses were victims of beatdowns.
Five years ago the FBI rounded up nearly a dozen Hells Angels to face allegations of murder of their own. Three of the defendants, including club chapter presidents in Fresno and Sonoma, went before a jury. Jonathan 'Jon Jon' Nelson, Russell 'Rusty' Ott, and Brian Wendt violated the federal RICO Act through their involvement in the HAMC. They lured former sergeant-at-arms Joel Silva to his execution. Silva was killed at the Fresno clubhouse. Wendt shot him in the back of the head. Silva binged on drugs, behaved unpredictably and attacked HA guests. He sealed his fate by threatening to kill a fellow Hells Angel named Sweeney, who was close to Boston/Salem president Christopher Ranieri.