Saturday, September 30, 2023

2 busted after cocaine seizure off Cork coast

Jamie Hardbron and Vitaliy Lapa.
Two appeared in court after the largest seizure of cocaine off the southern coast of Ireland in history. Gardaí say estimated street value is €150m. Cocaine was taken from the bulk cargo ship MV Matthew off County Cork.

Vick Mander - Trust Capital - update IV

Ferraris worth $1m stolen in Ontario were seized by police near Edmonton and charged are our boys. Vicky (Vick) Mander, 35, is charged with two counts of fraudulent concealment and two counts of uttering a forged document. He was bailed out. Sheldon Gaspard Poirier, 31, is charged with four counts of possession of property obtained by crime, illegal possession of government documents, possessing a weapon contrary to an order, failing to comply with release conditions and fraudulent concealment. He remained caged. Boys appeared in court on Sept. 28 at the courthouse in Leduc.
W5 says the RCMP hasn't questioned money-man Vick Mander, and passengers have not been questioned either. This after the flight crew was detained for 8 months. Former RCMP investigator Gary Clement says he can’t understand why the RCMP is silent about a conspiracy to smuggle hundreds of kilos of cocaine into Canada. "This is not a complicated case." Crimes are conspiracy to import cocaine, money laundering, and proceeds of crime.
The corruption unveiled at the Punta Cana Airport has also been ignored by authorities.

Sheldon Gaspard Poirier
Pivot Airlines, a charter company based in Toronto, received an email sent by John Strudwick, the CFO of purported real estate investment firm Trust Capital. It was on the second charter trip in April when the Pivot Airlines crew discovered more than 210 kg of cocaine in the avionics bay of their plane. Multiple wire transfers showed that about $150k had been sent to Pivot through a numbered company in B.C. A corporate records search revealed that the director of that company was Edmonton resident Vick Mander.
See ---> Canadian flight crew escape Dominican Republic after 8 months
In Feb 2019 Vick Mander spoke of his cab driver father, Balwinder Mander, 54, who was assaulted. “That’s when the guy kind of woke up and said, ‘Why’d you bring me here?’ and started wailing shots”
Passenger Sheldon Gaspard Poirier was billed as an employee. He was linked to Mander and had a possession for the purpose of trafficking conviction in Alberta in 2020. W5 background checks on the remaining passengers from both flights chartered by Trust Capital found others with checkered pasts. Four of the 11 passengers from both flights had a history of being busted dealing drugs.
Pivot Airlines handed over all the information it had on Trust Capital to the RCMP. No charges have emerged thus far.
On the day that the flight was supposed to leave Punta Cana for Toronto, a manager at Signature Flight Support in Toronto contacted the Pivot Airlines’ CEO, asking him about the flight, saying the aircraft needed to go in for service the next day. Pivot Airlines found this strange. W5 video Here.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Flaco the owl a NYC gangsta - update VI 'murder mittens'

Flaco usually resides in the city's Upper East Side.
Flaco, New York's Eurasian owl, needs a name change as he has gotten fat feeding off the rats in the city. 'He waddles around, so he's using his leg muscles and breast muscles,' said a fan, who has a Flaco Facebook following. 'He pounces on rats, and he's got to be really strong. His feet are amazing - they are huge, they are like big hands with these gigantic talons attached.

'People do call them murder mittens, and I can see why.' She says New Yorkers 'really identify' with Flaco.
Flaco the owl is the biggest tourist draw in NYC. He draws a crowd toting tripods, thermal binoculars, and cameras.
Official attempts to capture Flaco (Skinny) have ended. Official's dead rats and recorded owl calls didn't impress Flaco near enough. They, and his legions of fans, will be keeping an eye out for any signs of distress from Flaco.
Native NY crows have learned to keep their distance from Flaco and not fuk with him.
For two weeks, an owl that escaped from New York's Central Park Zoo has flown from treetop to treetop, eluding capture and amassing fans worried about its ability to survive alone in the big city.
Would Flaco, a majestic Eurasian eagle-owl, starve because he hadn't developed the ability to hunt while in captivity?

Flaco has made the rounds of Upper Manhattan but hasn't strayed too far from the park. Officials attempted various recapture schemes.
The answer was a resounding nope: Flaco has a huge smorgasbord of rats in the park and has been stuffing himself. He has disgourged a river of bones and rat fur attesting to his hunting skills.

Wolfpack gangster Omid Mashinchi busted again

Omid Mashinchi has been hit with a lawsuit by the B.C. government seeking forfeiture of more than $190k in cash, high-end cars and jewelry. On March 16, VPD raided Mashinchi’s condo at 1011 West Cordova St. and found $191,010. They seized six Rolex watches and one Patek Philippe watch, two necklaces, three bracelets, keys to a Mercedes, a money-counting machine, score sheets for drug trafficking, three cellphones, a cryptocurrency wallet, and GPS tracking devices. In the storage locker for his unit, cops found fentanyl, more than 78 kg of MDMA, and more than 15 kg of meth. Also in the locker were four handguns.

Omid Mashinchi and fugitive Mo Rahimi
Omid Mashinchi last appeared here after being busted for money laundering in the U.S. Mashinchi has associated with B.C. gangsters for years, including leasing condos that were used both as stash houses and as residences. Mashinchi's leasing operations continued during his incarceration. Despite complaints that he was leasing 3rd party properties in buildings that didn't allow rentals, websites continued to send customers to Mashinchi's 'Residence Club'. It operated out of a townhouse at 867 Richards, three doors from a similar unit that Mashinchi bought for $1.5m.

B.C.’s anti-gang cops have come across Mashinchi and his properties often. For years Omid Mashinchi was associated with the Wolf Pack. He was a realtor with the Royalty Group from April 2009 until June 2016, when he gave up his licence. Despite not having a licence, Mashinchi continued to lease condos through the 'Residence Club'.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

AirBit Club co-founder Pablo Rodriguez = 12 years

Pablo Rodriguez, co-founder of AirBit Club — a cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that swindled investors of over $100m — has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy charges in March. Rodriguez preyed on unsophisticated investors with false promises that their funds were invested into legitimate cryptocurrency trading and mining operations. The convict was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $65m and to forfeit other items, including a total of 3,800 Bitcoin worth $100m. Rodriguez’s Irvine residence in California, $900k in cash seized from the property and nearly $1m previously held in escrow for a Gulfstream jet. Other defendants have also pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

AirBit Club launched in 2015.
Investors were told that AirBit earned returns on trading and cryptocurrency mining and that they would earn guaranteed returns on their membership. By 2016, those wanting to withdraw money were met with excuses, delays and hidden fees and were told they must recruit new members to receive their money.
AirBit Club victims could view their “balances” on an online portal but the numbers were all fake and they couldn't withdraw funds.

HA Frank Hanebuth faces Spanish justice - acquitted

Frank Hanebuth, the German leader of a Hells Angels chapter that had established itself in Playa de Palma has been acquitted by the Audiencia Nacional High Court in Madrid. On July 23, 2013, Hanebuth and 24 others were arrested in an operation dubbed Casablanca. Hanebuth's Hells Angels chapter was in the business of drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion and prostitution. He spent two years in prison and was released on conditions in 2015. Able to travel to Germany, he was welcomed back as if he were a head of state.
35 of the 49 defendants took plea deals. The highest sentence request among those who did not take the deal is for the Youssafi brothers. Prosecutors asked for extended time for Abdelghani Youssafi and his brother Khalil Youssafi. Frank Hanebuth was the only defendant who used his right to a final statement before the trial was adjourned Friday. The gang's operations were at Playa de Palma, where brothels were used to finance its network.

See ----->HA Frank Hanebuth facing 13 years in Spain
After a week break, the trial against Frank Hanebuth and others resumed on Monday (February 6th) in Mallorca. Of the initial 49 accused, only 15 are now left after the remaining 34 made deals with the public prosecutor before the trial began on the first day of the trial. Many converted their sometimes long-term imprisonment into fines. Lawyers accuse the prosecutor's office of having almost no evidence against the accused. It is based on assumptions and arbitrary interpretations of the many phone calls between those involved. Whether this wiretapping was permissible at all was a frequent issue on the first days of the trial. The public prosecutor's office justified them by saying that the Hells Angels on Mallorca represented a criminal organization.
Frank Hanebuth along with 46 others will be in court until Feb 10, including Germans, but also Spaniards, Turks and Luxembourgers. In November 2009 the Youssafis brothers opened a branch of the Hells Angels in Majorca, led by German Frank Hanebuth. Their lair was a luxury property in Lloret de Vistalegre, valued at 2.5m euros. Hanebuth is looking at 13 years.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

USP Florence Admax - 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

The USP Administrative Maximum Facility; Florence ADX, is a federal prison near Florence, Colorado. USP Florence ADMAX, is a supermax penitentiary. Prisoners are searched, shackled, and escorted by multiple officers each time they enter or leave their soundproof cells, which are 7 feet by 12 feet. Inmates are confined 23 hours per day. A window 42 inches high and 4 inches wide allows natural light but prisoners can't see beyond the building.
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Cells have unmovable stools and desks of concrete.

A recreation hour is allowed in an outdoor cage. Meals are delivered to cells.
Everything at USP Florence ADMAX is about control. High profile inmates are assigned to the Special Security Unit, also called the H-Unit. These cells are reserved for inmates with DOJ-imposed Special Administrative Measures intended to strictly limit all communications with the outside world. "As soon as they come through the door ... you see it in their faces," former ADX warden Robert Hood said.
"The Supermax is life after death, it's long term, it's worse than death."
See ---->Jimmy Sabatino - most restricted prisoner in America
See ----->Gangsters Disciples boss Larry Hoover wants out Florence AdMax