Several reputed Hells Angels "will plead guilty to felony charges stemming
from a 2008 brawl with rival Mongols motorcycle gang members that
injured six people at a downtown Las Vegas wedding chapel" as reported by Ken Ritter for The Associated Press: "Hells Angels celebrating one marriage at A Special Memory Wedding Chapel
encountered several Mongols arriving for another ceremony."
In papers filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, an attorney representing members of the Mongols and other clubs allege that law enforcement pressured bars and hotels in Las Vegas to cancel events with members of the Mongols and the Vagos. Police also improperly detained a member of the Stray Cats group; defamed a member of the Bandidos biker group who was fired from his job as a paramedic; and falsely arrested another Bandidos member, the lawsuit alleges.
*** Several suspected members and associates of the Bandidos are arrested for their alleged roles in attacking rival bikers for wearing unapproved colors in El Paso, TX: "law enforcement officers have said that the Bandidos Motorcycle Club is the dominant outlaw motorcycle gang in the El Paso region."
*** The FBI arrested twenty suspected Hells Angels members and associates in raids across the Carolinas following a two-year investigation: the "91-count indictment alleges that the members and associates of the York County-based Hells Angels group engaged in narcotics distribution, arson, trafficking in stolen property, money laundering, extortion, prostitution and firearms violations."
*** Ruben "Doc" Cavazos, former Mongols national president, was sentenced to fourteen years in prison pursuant to secret court hearing after pleading guilty to racketeering:
Calls to Cavazos' deputy federal public defender, John Littrell, were not returned. Littrell requested the judge to seal documents regarding his client, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Brunwin. The reason for sealing was due to underlying issues that Brunwin couldn't talk about.
The 15 individuals were charged with having carried out four shootings, planning a further two as well carrying out assaults using weapons. Their victims were mostly young men with immigrant backgrounds.
*** Police warn of escalating gang war with some Hells Angels on one side in Vancouver, BC Canada.
*** Prosecution drops several charges in upcoming Hells Angels mega trial in Montreal, QC Canada: "the court was to hear the cases of over 100 bikers, each charged with 22 counts of murders, but . . . it was reduced to nine counts."
*** Bikers on the rise in Alberta, Canada: "according to Sgt. Marc Labonte of the Edmonton Integrated Intelligence Unit for the RCMP, during the last two years, Alberta has seen one of the largest increases in outlaw motorcycle gangs across the country."
Detective Inspector Grant Wormald, of the Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand, said some debt collectors traded on their gang membership. "More often than not the gangs are used to collect debts in the knowledge that people will pay up through fear and intimidation," he said.
A tenured professor at the San Bernardino campus of California State University may not be returning to classes this fall.
Steve Kinzey has been accused of leading the local chapter of the Devils Disciples motorcycle club and separately heading a methamphetamine ring, and now the bald-headed funky-bearded academic whose expertise is kinesiology or the study of human movement is on the run from the law as reported by Phil Willon for the Los Angeles Times.
Authorities "said the probe stemmed from a federal undercover operation of another biker gang, the Mongols, in which Kinzey was identified as being involved in criminal activity" as reported by CBS News.