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Tag: Motorcycle gang

Weekend Series on Crime: Most Violent Motorcycle Gang in America

Motorcycle Gangs Involved in Deadly Shootout in Waco Are Known Outlaws

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Some of the motorcycle gangs involved in Sunday’s shootout in Waco, Texas, are dangerous criminal organizations, the USA Today reports.

Among those involved were the Bandidos and Cossacks, both of whom are known as outlaw biker gangs and “pose a serious national domestic threat.”

They’re among what the FBI dubs outlaw motorcycle gangs.

The Bandidos, according to the FBI,  “are involved in transporting and distributing cocaine and marijuana and are involved in the production, transportation and distribution of methamphetamine.”

The FBI lists at least 60 gangs who “have been either enlisted or have attempted to gain employment in the military or various government agencies.”

The Cossacks, a smaller motorcycle gang, have been feuding with the Bandidos.

“We knew the tensions with the Cossacks were as high as they’d ever been,” Steve Cook, executive director of the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, said. “I don’t think anybody could have forecasted it to the degree that it happened.”

 

 

Hell’s Lovers Arrested, Appear in Court

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

If prison is hell, some Denver gang members may have found their soul mates.

Members of the motorcycle gang Hell’s Lovers were arrested this weekend and made their first court appearance on Monday afternoon, reports 9news.com.

There wasn’t enough room for all 19 defendants in the jury box, 9news reports, so defendants had to sit in the first row of the courtroom

The Feds raided a number of homes around Denver on Friday night and made at least 15 arrests, according to U.S. Attorney for Colorado John Walsh. Authorities alleged that between January 2005 and September 2011, 16 members of the gang got together to “use and distribute cocaine and marijuana.”

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Sting in North Texas Nets 28 “Outlaw” Motorcycle Gang Members

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

“Rebel Rider Ben” may ride no more. The 58-year-old of Alvarado, Tex., known to his mother as Benjamin Edward Neuner, sold five guns, 15 boxes of ammunition, smoke grenades and gun magazines to undercover FBI agents, reports the Star-Telegram newspaper. Neuner changed the rifling on the guns to make the bullets harder to trace, alleges a criminal complaint, and also possessed a machine gun.

Neuner was one of 28 “outlaw” motorcycle gang members — most of whom are in the Ft. Worth, Tex. area — charged in criminal complaints in a major crackdown on trafficking guns and drugs. The gangs included the Bandido Motorcycle Outlaw Gang (BMOG) and its affiliates the Bandidos, Homeboys and Rebels.

The charges are the result of a multi-year investigation into motorcycle gangs, says the Star-Telegram, mostly in the Fort Worth, Tex. area, but arrests were made in Denver and San Antonio as well.

Others arrested sold drugs to undercover agents, including John Pena Medellin, 61, also known as “Papa John” and “Uncle John.” Medellin is being accused of conspiring to possess more than 100 grams of heroin with intent to distribute.

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FBI in Michigan Busts President of Motorcycle Gang Named “Fat Dog” and 17 Other Members

michigan11Any organization headed by a guy named “Fat Dog” can’t be up to  any good.

BY TAMMY STABLES BATTAGLIA
DETROIT FREE PRESS

Federal agents arrested the head and 17 members of a nationwide motorcycle gang based in Clinton Township, seizing 55 pounds of marijuana, 1000 Vicodin pills, 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 15 slot machines, 42 firearms and $12,000 in cash in the process.

The agencies also seized the Devil’s Diciples “clubhouses” in Port Huron and at 43653 Gratiot in Clinton Township, according to a release issued this afternoon.

The group intentionally spells its name wrong.

FBI agents today arrested the gang’s leader, Jeff Garvin Smith, aka “Fat Dog,” for possessing two sets of body armor. It’s illegal for a convicted felon like Smith to possess body armor, according to the release.

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