Friday, June 30, 2023

Genovese capo sentenced to 24 months on gambling and racketeering charges.

John Campanella, Nicholas Calisi
Nicholas Calisi, 54, pleaded guilty to the charges in February, along with Genovese soldier John Campanella, 48. The latter was sentenced to 13 months in prison. Both men had faced a maximum of 20 years in prison. Calisi and Campanella were charged with racketeering conspiracy in April 2022 along with another capo Ralph Balsamo, solider Michael Messina and associates Michael Poli and Thomas Poli. Balsamo and Messina will be sentenced shortly.
Capo Ralph Balsamo pleaded guilty.

6.5 tonnes of cocaine found in bananas in Spain

6.5 tonnes of cocaine have been found hidden in bananas in Spain and Columbia. The seizure by multiple European cop forces returned about €223m worth of cocaine. 13 were arrested and 8 locations were searched in Cádiz and Malaga, which led to the seizure of 6.5 tonnes of cocaine, luxury watches and €1.5m in cash. The bust comes as 152 defendants of the Los Castañas clan are accused of running drug trafficking networks in the Campo de Gibraltar and along the Andalusian coast. The Anti-Drugs Prosecutor's Office asked for sentences totalling 1,787 years in prison and huge fines for Antonio Tejón, the leader of the 'el Castaña' clan. The crime boss is a member of a well-known family from the Spanish city Castellar de la Frontera, which used a frozen fish company in Algeciras as a front.
Tejón's network was organized on two levels; a top tier which was made up of 45 people and a second level, made up of another hundred individuals, who were mainly in charge of surveillance work and moving product. The Los Castañas network had its own jetties, fleet of boats, drones to monitor the trips and security forces, as well as tractors and trucks. Tejón ran his operation from jail. Tejón returned to court just four months after being acquitted in another case, in which he was tried, along with his brother 'Isco' and fourteen others, for two shipments intercepted in 2016 in La Línea de la Concepción.
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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Airbnb hosts targeted to get fraud mortgages

You rent out your home on a short-term rental platform like Airbnb for the extra cash. Instead of receiving a five-star rating from the person you rent it to, they steal your identity and take out a mortgage worth hundreds of thousands of dollars on your home without your knowledge or consent. Toronto cops say fraudsters are out to rip you off and folks should beware.

Jay Allen MacDougall, 42, was arrested and charged with five counts of fraud over $5,000 and one count of laundering the proceeds of crime. MacDougall used a fake name to rent a home on Airbnb and obtained the homeowner's identity information. MacDougall then used that information to impersonate the homeowner and secure a mortgage from a private lender, stealing the proceeds. MacDougall attempted to take out $2.5m worth of fraudulent mortgages on five homes.

MacDougall stole over $1m.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Cop tracks and kills mass shooter at Allen Outlet Mall

Garcia murdered 8 and wounded 7 when he went on his rampage.
On May 6, 2023, an Allen Police Officer speaking to a mother and her two kids heard gunshots at the Allen Premium Outlets mall. About four minutes into the footage, the officer shoots at the gunman, Mauricio Garcia, 33, killing him.

Romanian shoplifting ring busted in Montreal - Romanian mafia

Laurentiu Baicu, 37, Tiberius Léonard Miron, 40, and Claudia Macu.
Laval cops say the Romanians were staying in Canada after applying for asylum. They would stay for a few months stealing as much as possible, before leaving the country. Laurentiu Baicu, aged 37, remains in custody following his arrest. Tiberius Léonard Miron, 40, was released with conditions, as were Claudia Macu, Vijai Alexe and Ionel Nituwere. Valter Ionut Alexe, aged 29, and Timotei Ion, aged 27, are still wanted by cops.

Valter Ionut Alexe, 29, and Timotei Ion, 27.
Crooks targeted chains of computer equipment stores, clothing and sports equipment, as well as luxury clothing. More than $70,000 in stolen loot was recovered. Goods were sent to Romania for resale. The Romanian mafia is known worldwide for ATM-skimmings as well as pimping and drug trafficking. Gangs are organized horizontally, with the leader of a group being called 'Nașu' which means "Godfather" in Romanian.
Vijai Alexe and Ionel Nitu.
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Ohio dealer going away

Vincent Barber, 60, pleaded guilty to five counts including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, as well as possession with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack. Sentencing for Barber is set for October 17 and he will be going away for a lengthy period. Barber’s co-defendant, Ramon Wright, has yet to go on trial. Barber was found with 58 pounds of cocaine, and Wright had 46 pounds of cocaine stored at four addresses in Youngstown, Ohio. In addition to guns, cops lassoed $1,271,144 in cash.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Vallejo HA Dennis Killough Jr. in the chit again = 46 months

A federal judge sentenced HA Dennis Killough Jr., 52, to 46 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jaime Alvarez
HA Jaime Alvarez, 52, of Vallejo, pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony crime. He was sentenced to 21 months in the big house.

Kenneth Caspers Jr., Dennis Killough Jr., Jaime Alvarez, and Michael Mahoney.
HA Michael Mahoney, 30, pled guilty and he's off to the pen for a mandatory minimum of 5 years. A search warrant at his home found a .38 and a 12-gauge shotgun with a sawed off barrel. HA Dennis Killough Jr., 51, pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and faces as much as 10 years in prison when sentenced.
Cops entered Killough’s home as part of an investigation into a brutal beating at the Vallejo chapter’s clubhouse. In October 2021, two different victims, both members of puppet clubs of the Hells Angels, were beaten by Killough and two other club members. A Taurus G2C 9 mm compact pistol and a Taurus model PT 745 Pro handgun were found by cops. Killough has prior felony convictions, including previous firearm convictions. In 2013 Killough was busted with his wife, then a CHP dispatcher. He tried to sell stolen military equipment to an undercover cop, including AR-15 assault rifles. He was also nailed for selling meth. HA Michael Mahoney has pleaded not guilty to two felony firearms charges.
The Vallejo chapter was long considered the enforcement arm for the Oakland chapter, founded by the late Ralph 'Sonny' Barger.

It was notorious for involvement in an Oct. 5, 1986, mass murder of a family of four, including two children, ages 5 and 17, in Fort Bragg. It was a heinous crime that made national headlines.

Sydney gangster Alen Moradian whacked

Before he was gunned down, Alen Moradian was likened by his wife to TV mafia boss Tony Soprano. Moradian, 48, was shot to death in a targeted attack in an underground carpark at Bondi Junction. In 2011 he was sentenced to a maximum of 16 years and nine months after pleading guilty to his role in a cocaine shipment. Moradian was sentenced to a non-parole period of 10 years and five months and was released in December 2017. Moradian imported cocaine and supplied a large commercial quantity of the drug. Moradian decked out his Pennant Hills home with luxury and designer items, cars, and motorcycles. After his bust, Moradian’s lawyer arranged for the surrender of firearms, including a machine gun, grenade launcher and automatic rifle.
Alen “Fathead” Moradian was a major player in organized crime with links to the Comanchero biker gang. Moradian was part of a secret cartel called the Commission, which controls the drug market in Sydney. The two assassins dumped a grey Porsche Macan a few minutes’ drive away. The killers tried and failed to burn the luxury car as they fled, managing only to blacken the windows and partially melt the interior. Cops found a gun inside. Moradian and his wife, Natasha Youkhana, lived a decadent, luxurious lifestyle buying property, designer furniture, jewellery, and luxury travel, all using drug money.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Mexico destroys 14 'monstruos'

The Mexican government destroyed 14 homemade tanks known as “Monsters” used by the country’s narco gangs. The destruction was held in the border town of Reynosa, Tamaulipas. These most recently seized homemade tanks were made by the Gulf Cartel, Zetas and Northeast Cartel.
In the last four years, Tamaulipas state cops have seized 257 similar armored vehicles from narcos. Mexican police battling against the cartels in the area also recently made a high profile arrest, bringing in Salinas Cortinas of the Gulf cartel, whose is nicknamed “La Cabra,” or “The Goat”

Cocaine market booming, Afghanistan meth on the rise - UN

Cocaine supply is increasing to meet booming worldwide demand and methamphetamine trafficking is expanding beyond established markets, including in Afghanistan where the drug is now being produced in significant quantities. Afghanistan’s producers began experimenting with extracting ephedrine from the abundant ephedra plant, and by 2018, most local meth labs were using the plant. Costs are a fraction of those anywhere else in the world. Meth production is a growth industry.

The number of people using drugs rose by 23% to 296 million in 2021 from 240 million in 2011 according to the annual World Drug Report.
Ephedra, known as oman in some areas of the country and bandak in others, grows abundantly across Afghanistan’s mountainous central highlands. It is behind the growth in the meth industry in Afghanistan. Materials are easy to obtain: the ephedra plant is legal in Afghanistan, and other chemicals including iodine, red phosphorus, and sulfuric acid, are widely available in the country. Aside from the key ingredient of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, meth production requires only a handful of chemicals, kitchen glassware, and a gas burner. Depending on the quality of the ephedra plant, between 115 and 270 kg are required to produce 1 kg of ephedrine, which yields about two-thirds of a kilogram of meth.
The dried ephedra is ground into a flour and soaked in a mixture of water, gasoline, salt, and caustic soda for 24 hours. The solution is filtered and transferred into a metal tank. The next stage involves heating with salt, sulfuric acid, and xylene, creating a residue that looks like dried yogurt. This is ephedrine, which is sold or converted into meth through a reaction with iodine and other chemicals.

Bakwa has become the hub of the meth trade in the country. The Taliban charge the drug traffickers a tax. The report estimates the Taliban are earning millions a year from Bakwa district alone. Afghanistan produces meth at a tenth of the price of production in Southeast Asia but at comparable quality.
Ephedra is harvested in at least eight Afghan provinces, dried in the central highlands, and then sold to labs in the south and southwest where ephedrine and meth are produced. The Taliban controls virtually all Afghan drug distribution. The group has become increasingly reliant on the production of ephedrine and meth as a source of income.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Angel Acres Recreation & Festival Property Ltd. - Shot down

The dispute over Hells Angels clubhouses in BC is over. The HAMC won't see it's buildings returned in Kelowna, Nanaimo and East Vancouver. The BC Court of Appeal tossed an application from the club to take their dispute to the Supreme Court of Canada, putting an end to the Hells Angels' efforts to keep the clubhouses. Should the Supreme Court of Canada decline to hear the case, far more likely than not, it will be done.

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Lawyer extraordinary Alison M. Latimer is representing the HAMC. The negative career implications of filing copious affidavits in the high court from those displaying a 1% patch in public is well known through former HA lawyer Ms. Suzan El-Khatib. Why is it young women are attracted to this career suicide? "Angel Acres and Festivals lawyer Alison M. Latimer told CTV News that the organization was appealing the province's seizure of the properties in Canada's highest court. The application was filed Monday, and Latimer says it could taking months for the Supreme Court of Canada to decide if it will hear the appeal or not."
1%er refers to popular culture that 99% of motorcyclists are law-abiding, and the last one percent were outlaws to which laws don't apply. OMG began wearing the "1%" patch at Hells Angel president Sonny Barger's suggestion in the 60s.
What precisely Angel Acres Recreation & Festival Property Ltd. is all about is partially revealed on legal documents ... "Between: Angel Acres Recreation and Festival Property Ltd., Mitchell Kenneth Riley, John Peter Bryce, Stanley Thomas Gillis, Kim Blake Harmer and Ronald Barry Cameron, Richard Goldammer and Damiano Di Popolo Petitioners." and "An application will be made to the Registrar of Companies for the amalgamation of Angel Acres Recreation & Festival Property Ltd. and 1244041 B.C. Ltd. (the “Amalgamating Companies”) to continue as Angel Acres Recreation & Festival Property Ltd. (the “Amalgamated Company”).

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Coward Putin runs away from Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin's plane took off from Moscow early Saturday morning, heading towards St. Petersburg before disappearing from flight tracking radar. The news comes as Wagner forces appear to be descending on Moscow in hours. Putin's presidential plane left at 14:16 Moscow time. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied Putin had run away, saying he "is working at the Kremlin." The Russian government’s aircraft headed for Valdai, one of Putin’s bunkers. Top Russian officials are also fleeing Moscow on business jets as quickly as possible.

Wagner chief says Russia 'retreating' - update 'raid on Moscow'

Tanks are in the streets of Moscow as Putin faces down his biggest threat ever. Prigozhin urged the Russian army not to resist.Yevgeny Prigozhin’s army controls the military HQ in Rostov-on-Don, a city that runs Russian operations in Ukraine, UK’s MoD said. “This is not a military coup, but a march of justice,” he said. Prigozhin has 25,000 battle hardened troops under his command.
He posted video of himself at the military headquarters and claimed his forces had taken control. Wagner troops also were in Lipetsk province, about 360 km (225 miles) south of Moscow. Igor Girkin, a former leader of Russian proxy forces in Ukraine who now writes on Telegram, said Prigozhin was “throwing the most combat-ready shock troops into a raid on Moscow”. It is exactly 16 months after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.
A tipping point seems to be approaching. Taking advantage of incendiary comments from Wagner chief Prigozhin, Twitter is buzzing with reports of an offensive and Ukraine troops in Bakhmut streets taking prisoners.

"We are washing ourselves in blood. No one is bringing reserves. What they tell us is the deepest deception," Prigozhin added, referring to the Russian military and political leadership. "Why did the special military operation begin? ... the war was needed for the self-promotion of a bunch of bastards." Fighting has also increased in occupied parts of Ukraine's south and east, including strikes behind enemy lines.
Russia said it would prosecute Yevgeny Prigozhin for armed mutiny after he accused military leaders of killing 2,000 of his fighters. Missle strikes on a Wagner base are being blamed on the Russian army. Wagner led Russia's capture of Bakhmut, Russia's only victory in 10 months. Prigozhin has, for months, openly accused Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russia's top general Valery Gerasimov of incompetence.

Foreign-origin betel nut smuggling lassoed in India

Betel nut is the seed of the fruit of the areca palm. It is also known as areca nut.
Wasim Bawla was busted under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Bawla was arrested for smuggling foreign-origin betel nuts through the India-Myanmar border without payment of customs duty. Bogus invoices facilitated the sale and purchase of betel nuts in the Nagpur region of Maharashtra.
Myanmar accounts for more than half of Southeast Asia’s betel consumption.
Use involves the ingestion of a combination of betel leaves and areca nut along with other ingredients. It is common throughout Asia. Today there are about 600 million betel users worldwide. With nicotine, alcohol and caffeine, betel nuts are one of the most popular mind-altering substances in the world. Betel nut is a stimulant and a carcinogen.

Friday, June 23, 2023

5 years for NZ smash and grab robber Christensen

Christensen's lawyer said the poor baby suffered from a “warped unreality” that showed his inability to distinguish between right and wrong.
Bayley James Christensen, 20, was involved in 4 robberies that came to light when cops found pictures on his phone of him with stacks of cash and messages of him boasting about his stolen loot. He appeared at the Christchurch District Court and sat in the dock smirking with his supporters, some of whom sniggered as one of his victims retold the terrifying story of crooks smashing through her store. The victim said she couldn’t find the words to describe the helplessness she felt when the youths burst in, masked and yelling threats while smashing the counter glass with hammers.

'Black cocaine' seized

3.22 kg of 'black cocaine' has been recovered from a Brazilian national at Ahmedabad airport. Drugs are estimated to be worth ₹ 32 crore. A press release said 'black cocaine' is made by mixing cocaine with charcoal and other chemicals to give it a black rubbery appearance and camouflage it. The process helps evade detection by canines and field-testing kits. Cops received a tip-off.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

'Trump won!' yells Danial Rodriguez as he's put away for 12 years

Daniel (DJ) Rodriguez, 40, yelled, "Trump won!" as he was led out of the courtroom. Its 12 years and seven months behind bars for the retard for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. The judge said Rodriguez was "a one-man army of hate, attacking police and destroying property" at the Capitol. Cop Michael Fanone's body camera captured him screaming out in pain after Rodriguez shocked him with a stun gun while he was surrounded by a mob. He later suffered a heart attack.

Goldy Brar threatens Yo Yo Honey Singh

Singer Yo Yo Honey Singh filed a police complaint in Delhi after receiving a death threat from Canada based gangster Goldy Brar. Goldy Brar is the prime suspect in the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. Brar was listed as one of the country's top 25 wanted criminals in May 2023.