December 12, 2018

FHO Riding Assoc Threatened With Getting Patches Snatched!

Strong police presence in Collie for Rebels club run

(video (link is external)) --- Collie was inundated with police over the weekend, with approximately 100 officers from Perth making the trip down due to the Rebels’ club run.

Collie Police Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said with 60 Rebels members, nominees and associates staying in the area over the weekend, the contingent of police officers from the Gang Crime Squad had also arrived to ensure the bikies ‘behaved themselves’.
“We had no trouble here in Collie over the weekend,” he said.
“They spent the night just outside of Collie, and we had a lot of the police officers also stay the night in town so we would have been very well prepared if anything had happened.”
In addition to the presence in Collie, police also set up a vehicle control point on Pinjarra-Williams Road in Quindanning to conduct roadside breath and drug tests, along with vehicle compliance checks.
As a result, two people were charged by summons for no authority to drive with another three infringed for the same offence.

Rebels club run to Collie
Police conducted traffic stops in Quindanning during the Rebels club run to Collie. Video supplied by Police Media. Police also handed out two traffic infringements and 17 work orders related to vehicle compliance.

Four roadside drug tests were sent for further analysis, while one person was charged with possessing steroids.

Gang Crime Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Beesley said the intention of the checkpoint was to ensure the members and their vehicles complied with the law.

He said police had a particular focus on preventing members from riding under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
“The WA Police Force, and Gang Crime in particular, proactively target the outlaw motorcycle gangs and … we have done a really good job [and] we’ve been effective,” he said.
“We’re putting things in place to make sure it’s not easy for outlaw motorcycle gangs to operate in WA.”

Australia - BNN.

Satudarah threatened to commit a "slaughter" in Geleen

The Satudarah chapter in Geleen threatened to commit a slaughter in the city if the police raided the outlaw motorcycle gang's clubhouse. Messages intercepted by the police show that the motorcycle gang threatened to throw hand grenades into a bar with a hundred or more people inside, was revealed during the first hearing against seven members of Satudarah Geleen on Monday, reports.

Ten Satudarah members were arrested in Geleen last year. The trial against seven of them started on Monday. The other three will be tried in January. They are suspected of, among other things, membership to a criminal organization, extortion, deprivation of freedom, weapons possession, money laundering and various drug crimes.

The ten were arrested after the police secretly filmed 28 Satudarah meetings in their Geleen clubhouse over a period of six months. The police and confiscated large sums of money, weapons and motorcycles.

According to the Public Prosecutor, Satudarah was extremely violent in their attempts to extort people. Sometimes people came forward to report this to the police, but later retracted their statements out of fear of reprisals. Some club members were also heavily beaten after they did something the club management did not like. They were thrown out of the club, had their motorcycles confiscated and were fined 5.500 euros.

The Public Prosecutor will demand sentences against the seven suspects on Tuesday.

Holland - BNN.

December 11, 2018

1%er Faces 40 Years

Could a notorious biker club's survival hinge on a trademark? The feds are betting on it

When federal prosecutors finally managed to put mobster Al Capone behind bars, it wasn’t for murder or bootlegging, but tax evasion.

Fast forward several decades and government lawyers in Southern California say a similarly novel tactic could be the key to taking down the Mongols, a notorious motorcycle club that has long been targeted by authorities for killings and drug trafficking.

Instead of tax returns, the court battle this time will be won or lost in the decidedly unexciting trenches of trademark and forfeiture law.

Law enforcement officials announce the arrests of dozens of members of the Mongols motorcycle club in 2008. In a current racketeering case, federal prosecutors want the club to forfeit the trademark it has on its insignia, which is seen on the jacket. (Ric Francis / Associated Press)

If the government prevails in a racketeering case in Orange County against the group’s leadership, prosecutors plan to seek a court order to seize control of the club’s coveted, trademarked insignia, which its members wear emblazoned on the back of their biker jackets.

Both sides agree the insignia — a muscled, Asian man with a ponytail and sunglasses riding a motorcycle beneath the club’s name in capital letters — is a vital and potent part of the club’s identity. In trying to wrest it away, justice officials are banking on the idea that if they own the trademark, they will be able to choke off the club’s lifeline by preventing current and future members from wearing the image.

But it’s an open question whether the untested legal ploy will work, trademark experts said.
“It’s a strange tool to use to try to stamp out an organization,” said Ben M. Davidson, a trademark attorney in Los Angeles. “This club doesn’t exist because of its trademark, and I don’t think losing it is what’s going to stop them from being a club.”

The Mongols were formed in the 1970s in Montebello, outside of Los Angeles, by a group of Latino men who reportedly had been rejected for membership by the Hells Angels motorcycle gang. It has expanded over the decades to include several hundred members in chapters across Southern California and elsewhere.

Like many social clubs, the Mongols have a constitution and bylaws, while top officials in the club’s “Mother Chapter” in West Covina collect dues from members, according to court records. But the Mongols are also a group that investigators say kept a cache of assault rifles, other weapons and bulletproof vests at its headquarters.

The Mongols club has been in the federal government’s crosshairs for years, along with several other groups authorities have identified as “outlaw motorcycle gangs.” Despite their claims of being innocent social clubs, the groups, which include the Hells Angels, Vagos and The Outlaws, have long track records of warring with each other and, according to authorities, operate as criminal organizations that subsist on the drug trade.

In 2008, nearly 80 Mongols members were charged in a sweeping racketeering case that included an array of alleged murders, assaults and drug deals. The charges were the culmination of Operation Black Rain, an investigation that centered on Mongols who had become paid informants and four undercover agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who infiltrated the club’s ranks.
The idea of stripping the Mongols of their insignia was born in this earlier case. At a news conference announcing the charges, then-U.S. Atty. Thomas P. O’Brien laid out plans to take control of the trademark — a move that he said would give the government the authority to force Mongols members to remove their coveted insignia from their riding jackets.
“We’re going after their very identity,” O’Brien said.

All but two of the defendants in the case pleaded guilty, and a judge agreed the trademark should be forfeited as part of the sentences handed down. The judge ultimately reversed himself, however, after deciding none of the people charged in the case actually owned the trademark and, so, couldn’t forfeit it.

Prosecutors tried a new tack in 2013, when they filed a second racketeering case that was largely the same as the first but which named only one defendant — Mongol Nation, the entity which prosecutors say is made up of the club’s leaders and owns the trademark.

In the new case, for example, prosecutors accused the Mongol Nation of being responsible for the 2008 murder in San Francisco of a Hells Angels member by a Mongols member.

The new effort was nearly derailed when U.S. District Judge David O. Carter threw it out on legal grounds. But an appeals court overruled Carter, and the case finally went to trial last month. Over several weeks of testimony, prosecutors once again relied on the now-retired undercover ATF agents to testify about their time posing as Mongol members.

Defense attorney Joseph Yanny, meanwhile, argued that any violence by members was committed in self-defense, and anyone found dealing drugs was kicked out of the club.

If the jury, which began deliberating last week, delivers a guilty verdict on the new racketeering charges, the panel and Carter will then have to decide whether the Mongols should forfeit their trademark as part of the sentence. The government also wants large fines imposed on the club if it is convicted.

People and organizations commonly are stripped of cash, expensive cars, yachts and other tangible valuables as part of their criminal sentences.

Taking a trademark, however, is uncharted waters.
Through a spokesman, the U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment. But from what the government attempted in the first trial and their filings in the current case, it is clear prosecutors believe that with the trademark in hand they will have the authority to ban Mongols members from wearing their riding jackets, which display the insignia on the back and other smaller patches.

Yanny said he plans to raise multiple legal challenges if the government goes after the Mongols’ trademark, including the club members’ constitutional right under the 1st Amendment to express themselves freely.

Beyond those legal hurdles, experts in trademark law expressed doubts about the government’s plan.
Unlike a patent, a trademark has legal heft only if the owner continues to produce the product or service that the trademark protects. The trademark Apple owns on its computers, for example, exists only as long as the company continues to make them, said Jason Rosenberg, a trademark attorney.
“I’m dubious,” Rosenberg said, echoing the doubts of other attorneys and academics. “Is the government really going to start its own motorcycle club?”

Even if justice officials licensed a law-abiding motorcycle club or law enforcement organization to use the Mongols insignia, Rosenberg and others remained skeptical of whether a judge’s seizure order forcing old Mongols members to hand over their jackets would stand up.
“They could probably get a seizure order for an inventory of jackets in a warehouse somewhere,” Rosenberg said, “but what happens six months from now when a motorcyclist is pulled over for wearing his jacket that he was given permission to wear by the club when they owned the trademark?

I have never heard of trademark law being used to take the clothing off someone’s back.”


Zuhälter sagen vor Gericht aus

Schläge und Drohungen gehörten zum normalen Geschäftsgebaren der United Tribuns Zuhälter, die ihre Prostituierten im FKK-Club Paradise Stuttgart zum Arbeiten schickten. Zehn Freier pro Nacht waren Pflicht. Der Verdienst für die Männer konnte sich sehen lassen.

Eine Schicht im FKK Paradise kann sehr lang sein. Von elf Uhr morgens bis drei oder vier Uhr in der Nacht sollen die Freier schließlich eine ausreichende Auswahl an Frauen vorfinden. So die Geschäftsidee des ehemaligen Betreibers Jürgen Rudloff.

Es kann schon sein, dass ich gesagt habe, dass ich möchte, dass meine Frauen morgens die Ersten sind, die den Laden betreten und in der Nacht als letzte gehen“, sagt Ilias C. (40), der sich den Schriftzug „Hardcore“ in den Nacken hat tätowieren lassen. Seit 2011 sitzt er in Haft – unter anderem wegen Menschenhandels und Zwangsprostitution.

Seine drei Frauen hat er ins FKK Paradise zum Arbeiten geschickt. Er ist nicht eben zimperlich mit ihnen umgegangen. Alle haben ihren Verdienst bei ihm abgegeben. Zwischen 10 000 und 20 000 Euro sind so zusammengekommen im Monat. „Ich habe ihnen, wenn sie Geld brauchten, etwas zugeteilt“. „Für was?“ fragt die Richterin. „Für Kleidung,“ sagt der Zeuge. „Im FKK-Club?“ ist die Frage, mit der die Richterin ihn rüde wieder auf den Boden der Tatsachen holt. Auch hält sie ihm die Wohnverhältnisse vor, als er sagt, die Frauen hätten jederzeit gehen können. „Um das Gelände war ein 1,50 Meter hoher Zaun, es gab Videoüberwachung und einen Kampfhund“, sagt sie.

Mit diesen Befragungen geht der Prozess gegen den Betreiber des FKK-Club Paradise Jürgen Rudloff und drei weitere Angeklagte wegen Beihilfe zu Zwangsprostitution, Menschenhandels und Betrugs in seine nächste Runde. Nachdem das Gericht in den letzten Monaten die vermeintlichen Betrugsopfer und Investoren vernommen hat, geht es nun wieder ums Rotlicht.

Konkret: die beteiligten Zuhälter und den entscheidenden Punkt der Anklage, ob die Angeklagten von deren gewalttätigem Tun wussten.

Den ersten Zeugen, der die Unwahrheit sagte, hat der Staatsanwalt Peter Holzwarth gleich aus dem Gerichtssaal heraus wegen Falschaussage verhaften lassen und Haft beantragt. Ein deutliches Signal an die noch geladenen Zeugen aus der Rockerszene. Der zweite Zeuge ist gar nicht erschienen. Er wird demnächst vorgeführt werden. Zeuge Nummer drei hat bereits am Dienstag ausgesagt. Er berichtet von Umgangsformen gegenüber Frauen, die mit rüde noch milde beschrieben wären. Ibrahim I. (43) erzählt mit einer Beiläufigkeit, die weder Bedauern noch Distanzierung erkennen lassen.

Durchtrainiert ist er, an beiden Armen schauen Tätowierungen unter den Ärmeln des Sweatshirts hervor. „Sie waren ja doppelt so groß, und sechsmal stärker als die Frauen“, sagt der Vorsitzende Richter. Warum er den Frauen seinen Namen auftätowieren ließ? Weil sie seine Frauen gewesen seinen. „Ich habe allen meine Frauen die Brüste vergrößern lassen“, erklärt er seine Geschäftsauffassung.

Wie bringt man Frauen zu all dem? „Ich habe es auf der Liebesschiene gemacht“, sagt er – und gibt so etwas wie einen Schnellkurs in Anmache. Vertrauen schaffen, umschmeicheln, miteinander schlafen und dann als Prostituierte zum Geldverdienen losschicken. Hauptfrau und Nebenfrau arbeiteten um die Wette und um seine Gunst. Tageslimit für die Frauen: 500 Euro. 50 Euro bringt ein Freier in der Regel. „Wenn sie es nicht erreicht haben, gab’s Ärger. Dann hab ich sie geschlagen.“

Auf den Kopf und nicht auf den Körper, damit niemand die blauen Flecken gesehen hat.
Anders als Ilias C. bezeichnet Ibrahim I. sich als Freund Jürgen Rudloff, mit dem er sich regelmäßig zum Frühstück und zum Plaudern über die Weltlage verabredet habe.

Ibrahim I., der mehrmals zwischen der Mitgliedschaft bei den Hells Angels MC und den United Tribuns wechselte, bestätigt auch, dass Almir Boki Culum

der Weltpräsident der United Tribuns und sein Bruder Nermin Culum

im FKK Paradise ein- und ausgingen.

Germany - Suttgarter

Boss Hoss får HD Fatboy att se ut som en moped

Siktet etter Hells Angels-fest

Både den voldtektssiktede mannen og kvinnen som skal ha blitt forulempa natt til søndag, hadde deltatt på en fest i Hells Angels sine lokaler i Tromsdalen. Hendelsen skjedde i nærheten av lokalet til motorsykkelklubben. Mannen i 40-årene er løslatt.
Norway - NRK.

December 10, 2018

RAT ROD RUMBLE, 45th Annual Daytona Turkey Run 2018, Crazy Amazing Vehicles

Is Backroad Biker Adventures an Ex-Cop?

Breaking news: Avowed white supremacist and outspoken critic of MC culture, protocol and lifestyles, Chuckie Cheese the Desert "RAT" Jines has allegedly listed his ex-occupation as campus police on his personal Facebook page as was sent to us by an anonymous source a couple of days ago. We have not independently verified the veracity of this alleged page yet, but it doesn't portend well for the outspoken YouTuber.

Frykter denne mannen starter beryktet MC-klubb når han slipper ut

Den 34 år gamle mannen lener seg over rekkverket. På hver side står personer ikledd vester tilhørende MC-klubben Satudarah. I bakgrunnen er en rekke personer som tidligere i år var samlet på Linderud senter i Oslo. Bildet har tidligere ligget ute på 34-åringens Facebook-profil. Foto: Privat

I lang tid har den nederlandske MC-klubben Satudarah jobbet for å opprette en avdeling i Oslo. Den har allerede en avdeling i Rogaland.

Klubben, som nylig ble forbudt med lov i Nederland, er i andre land kjent for å omsette narkotika, for å være svært voldelig, og for å følge et eget sett med lover og regler.

I Oslo politidistrikts trendrapport fra april fremgår det at de frykter Satudarah. De mener at en etablering kan føre til voldelige konflikter mellom MC-klubben og andre kriminelle grupperinger på Østlandet. Politiet mener at en 34-åring fra Oslo lenge har vært utpekt som lederen av Satudarahs Oslo-fraksjon. I februar la mannen ut et bilde på sosiale medier der han poserer sammen med en stor gruppe ungdommer på Linderud senter i Oslo.

Helt fremst i bildet står mannen sammen med tre menn som er iført klær med Satudarahs logo.

– Tatt på grunn av bildet

34-åringen selv nekter enhver befatning med MC-klubben. TV 2 var til stede i retten da han ble varetektsfengslet 8. juni i år.
– Jeg er pågrepet på bakgrunn av det bildet, sa han og fortsatte:
– Da jeg ble løslatt i januar holdt vi en liten fest med venner. På den middagen var 150 personer samlet, og mange av disse er ikke kriminelle, men det var tre personer fra Satudarah til stede, forklarte han i vitneboksen.

Begrunnelsen for varetektsfengslingen var ikke 34-åringens påståtte kobling til Satudarah, men en voldssak, bæring av våpen og trusler. Nå er mannen tiltalt for disse forholdene. Rettssaken begynner i Oslo tingrett på mandag, og det er satt av fem dager.

Vold og trusler

Den mest alvorlige hendelsen som beskrives i tiltalen skal ha skjedd i Oslo natt til 25. mars i år.

Tiltalte skal sammen med tre andre personer ha utøvd grov vold mot to personer. Ifølge tiltalen ble det brukt en jernstang i voldsutøvelsen. 34-åringen skal også ha kommet med alvorlige trusler mot de to fornærmede. Mannen er i tillegg anklaget for tilfeller av trusler mot en politibetjent og en politiadvokat. Politiet mener også å kunne føre bevis for at 34-åringen har utført bedragerier mot to banker og for at han ved to anledninger forsøkte å kjøpe narkotika.
– Saken skal behandles i retten. Jeg ønsker ikke å gå inn på noen betraktninger rundt de tiltalte, utover at de er godt kjent for politiet fra tidligere, sier politiadvokat Mette Persen til TV 2.

Frykter rekruttering

TV 2 vet at politiet har ansett det som viktig å holde 34-åringen borte fra gata. De har fått rettens medhold i å holde ham varetektsfengslet fra juni frem til mandagens rettssak.

Årsaken skal være at politiet frykter at Satudarah Oslo vil bli etablert straks 34-åringen kommer ut. Samtidig kan ingen kilder TV 2 snakker med utelukke at det er pekt ut andre potensielle ledere ettersom han har sittet lenge i varetekt.

Hovedpersonen selv har tidligere sagt at politiet tar feil og at han ikke kan kobles til MC-klubben.
– Jeg ser ingen grunn til å kommentere dette, sier 34-åringens advokat Trygve Staff.

– Hva tenker du om at han ikke er tiltalt for organisert kriminalitet?
– Jeg har mange synspunkter på det, men jeg ønsker foreløpig ikke å kommentere saken, sier Staff.

Prøver å stoppe klubben

TV 2 er kjent med at politiet de siste månedene har gjort tiltak for å hindre at Satudarah slår rot i hovedstaden. De har en oversikt over navn som de mener er sentrale i etableringen. Flere av disse er godt kjente i det kriminelle miljøet.

Politiet frykter også at Satudarah vil rekruttere ungdommer til kriminell aktivitet. Sjefen for avdelingen for Spesielle Operasjoner i Oslo politidistrikt, Anders Rasch-Olsen, ønsker ikke å kommentere TV 2s opplysninger eller forhold rundt enkeltpersoner, men han sier følgende på generelt grunnlag:
SO-SJEFEN: Anders Rasch-Olsen i Oslo politidistrikt. (Foto: TV 2)
SO-SJEFEN: Anders Rasch-Olsen i Oslo politidistrikt. (Foto: TV 2)

– Det er riktig at vi følger tett med på miljøet for å hindre en etablering av MC-klubben i Oslo.
Her løsnes skuddene på åpen gate i Oslo

Norway - TV2.

December 09, 2018

Former Hells Angel says illegal activity was discussed at Toronto Clubhouse

A former member of the Hells Angels who is testifying in a case involving three of the group’s B.C. clubhouses says illegal activity was discussed at the Toronto clubhouse he attended.

Trio arrested in Brockville in connection with biker-gang activity

BROCKVILLE – Brockville police and counterparts from other agencies on Thursday arrested three men in connection with activities of the Outlaws motorcycle gang.

Thomas Bell, Norman Cranshaw Rosbottom and his son, Norman Stanley Rosbottom face charges including kidnapping, robbery, assault with a weapon, assault and two other offences relating to organized crime groups, police said.

Brockville police officers, with help from the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement Unit, the Belleville Police Service and Kingston Police Service, executed search warrants at two Brockville residences, police said Friday.

During the raids, police said, officers seized items including Dead Eyes Outlaw Motorcycle Gang vests, clothing and related paraphernalia, documents supporting involvement in a criminal organization, a small quantity of cocaine, cellphones, clothing “worn during commission of offences” and a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix.
“This investigation is ongoing with potentially more arrests and charges forthcoming,” Brockville police said in a media release.

The offences all happened here, Brockville Police Staff Sgt. Tom Fournier said.
“They happened in the city of Brockville, I would say, from early summer on until (Thursday),”

Fournier said. “It’s got to do with the gang activity.”
Brockville police work in conjunction with other area forces because biker gangs are constantly on the move, Fournier added.

City police have been aware of the Outlaws in the area for nearly two years, but, “over the past summer, there’s been a drastic increase” in their activity, he said.

This was the Brockville police force’s second biker gang raid this fall.
In September, police arrested two other people in connection with drug and weapons offences with biker gang links.

Four other people were initially sought after that raid, but all eventually turned themselves in to police in Brockville and Kingston.

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Brockville police and the OPP biker unit on Friday urged citizens “not to support organized criminal activity, including seemingly harmless activities like purchasing support gear or participating in charitable activities organized by these groups.”
“The presence of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs) in any community should be a concern,” a joint police statement added. “Citizens should minimize contact with gang members and report any OMG activity to police in their jurisdiction.”

Canada - BNN.

Police task force raids Hells Angels headquarters in Trois-Rivières

More than 60 police officers working as part of a united police task force were involved.
More than 60 police officers working as part of a united police task force raided the headquarters of the Trois-Rivières chapter of the Hells Angels on Friday night.

The operation took place in St-Cuthbert in the Lanaudière region. Officers from the Sûreté du Québec, RCMP, Montreal police and regional police were involved.

The raids were conducted as part of a continuing investigation, so no details regarding possible seizures are being released at this point, said Sgt. Claude Denis of the SQ. No arrests were made.

The task force, Escouade nationale de répression du crime organisé, was created last year to combat the Hells Angels biker gang and other organized crime groups.

Canada - BNN.

December 08, 2018

An inside look at the founder of Satan's Choice Motorcycle Club

Prison visit with former Quebec Hells Angels Boss Maurice "Mom" Boucher

Here is a portion of former Hells Angels Motorcycle Club boss Maurice "Mom" Boucher talking to his daughter, during her visit to see him behind bars, on July 11, 2015. It was presented in court as a formal exhibit to support charges against him and ordered released. They were talking in French. En français.

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