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#1 Jul 20, 2009
Hell's Angel & Nevada brothel owner Dave Burgess convicted of child pornography PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Former brothel owner gets 15 years in child porn case
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Jul. 19, 2008
CHEYENNE, Wyo.-- A former Nevada brothel owner has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for his conviction on two child pornography charges in Wyoming.
David Burgess was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court for possessing and transporting child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson also sentenced the 55-year-old Hells Angel motorcycle club member to 10 years of supervision upon his release, lifetime registration as a sex offender and a fine of $20,000.
Investigators found two hard drives containing thousands of images of child pornography in Burgess' motor home after a traffic stop last summer in western Wyoming. A jury convicted Burgess in April on both charges against him.
Burgess' attorney says he will appeal
#2 Jul 20, 2009
Part of a new paper story Saturday, 10 May 2008
Russell Sinkis former Hells Angel ordered to be on supervision for three years
Russell Sinkis, 37, of 45 Oxford St., Auburn, was also ordered to be on supervision for three years after release from prison for his conviction for being a felon in possession of ammunition. The charge stems from Mr. Sinkis shooting a gun with which he was not charged because, unlike the ammunition, it could not be proven to have crossed state lines at the Boston Gun Range in Worcester on Oct. 26, 2006.
Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said there were conflicting pressures on his decision to sentence Mr. Sinkis to 4 years and 9 months. The judge credited the argument of defense lawyer James J. Gribouski that illegal possession of ammunition by a felon is less serious when it is at a gun range rather than on the street or in his home, and less serious than possession of a gun. While the crime is not relatively serious, the judge said the nature of the defendant is another matter. Judge Saylor noted that restraining orders have been taken out against Mr. Sinkis by three different women. Judge Saylor said Mr. Sinkis beat a man while the mans children were in the next room and that one of Mr. Sinkis victims was a 78-year-old woman.
He had been a motorcycle gang member and his most recent employment was as a disk jockey at a strip club, Judge Saylor noted. While Mr. Sinkis said that he has severed ties with his friends and his past, Judge Saylor said that was not entirely voluntary, since he has been in jail and his fellow members of the Hells Angels kicked him out of the club. Judge Saylor said that Mr. Sinkis parents, who were in court yesterday, are supportive, but that is insufficient to reduce his sentence.
Judge Saylor said he did not take into account two charges of statutory rape, which are still pending against him in Dudley District Court. A hearing is scheduled Monday in that court on charges that he had sex in 2004 and 2005 with a 14-year-old girl, a family friend that he had hired to be a babysitter when he lived in Webster.
#3 Jul 20, 2009
He was a clean-cut, well-dressed Arizona stockbroker by day. But when he lost the suit and tie, authorities say, Paul Merle Eischeid became one of Americas most dangerous criminals.
Originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa, Eischeid, 36, was a Charles Schwab stockbroker before he joined the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in Phoenix, Ariz.
He is wanted in connection with the savage beating and stabbing death of a Phoenix woman in 2001, a murder believed to have been committed by several members of the notorious gang.
Cynthia Garcia, 44, was intoxicated when she mouthed off to some Hells Angels at their clubhouse in Mesa, Ariz., where she would routinely hang out, according to reports. She was assaulted by some members and warned to keep quiet about it. When she refused, she was viciously attacked, beaten and stabbed. The attackers then threw Garcia into the trunk of a car and drove to a remote location of the desert, where they continued to stab the woman as she lay dying.
It was one of the most grisly murders in recent American criminal history, U.S. Marshals service director John F. Clark said of the crime.
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Two years later, Eischeid was one of 50 Hells Angels members and associates nabbed in a sweep of motorcycle gang violence in Phoenix. Although he was implicated in Garcias kidnapping and murder, a judge allowed him to be released on bail to await trial because he was holding a steady job as a stockbroker and had a relatively clean criminal record, Americas Most Wanted reported.
But after his release, Eischeid somehow removed the tracking device he was ordered to wear, and he fled. He hasnt been heard from since.
Eischeid is now a fugitive, believed to be roaming the country with help from his Hells Angels cronies. He was added to the Marshals list of top 15 most wanted last year.
He bounces around from location to location wherever there is a [Hells Angels] member that is willing to take him in, Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Hershey said.
The U.S. Marshals have not ruled out the possibility that Eischeid is in another country, as his last confirmed sighting places him in Calgary, Canada, last year. Canadian immigration authorities have since issued a warrant for his arrest.
Eischeid blends in easily due to his appearance, which he cares a lot about. He is well groomed, works out often and is rarely seen without clean clothes, according to Hershey. He is extremely talented with finances, and could be working as an online trader.
One conspicuous characteristic of Eischeids appearance is his torso, arms and back, which are covered in colorful tattoos.
[His body] is hard to cover up, Hershey said.
Eischeid, who also goes by the name Jason Daniel, is a white male, 5-foot-7 and 190 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. His last name is tattooed across his stomach, and Hell 666 Bound is on his lower back. He may be wearing glasses.
The U.S. Marshals have offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to Eischeids capture. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102.
#4 Jul 20, 2009
Custody feuding precedes killing of mother
Woman fled to Tustin with child, died at ex-spouse's hands in Maine.
By JOHN McDONALD
The Orange County Register
TUSTIN Melissa Mendoza fled Maine with her 2-year-old daughter last month, taking the child from an angry ex-boyfriend who had legal custody.
Mendoza, however, returned to Maine from Tustin to fight in court for her daughter.
She never made it before a judge.
The 29-year-old mother of three and longtime paralegal was fatally shot Monday in Sabattus, Maine, by her ex-boyfriend and Hell's Angels member Daniel Roberts, 35.
Roberts' lawyer, Leonard Sharon, said Roberts told police that Mendoza arrived at his home at 1 a.m. with a gun, intent on killing him, the child and herself. Sharon said Roberts took the .38-caliber revolver away from her and fired in self-defense.
The case is under investigation by Maine state police. There has been no arrest.
"We are continuing to investigate it as a homicide," said department spokesman Steve McCausland. The only living witnesses are the daughter and Roberts. Investigators are reviewing physical evidence from the scene and interviewing those familiar with the former couple and their custody battle.
The parents had shared custody of Savanna, each having her for six months. Roberts was supposed to have the child and Mendoza was scheduled to get her in September, said her attorney, Robert Montgomery.
Her family rejects Roberts' self-defense story.
"There is no way on God's green Earth that she would go to that guy's house armed with a handgun," said Mac Garcia of Lodi, Mendoza's uncle. "Melissa was afraid of handguns. She was not a violent person, and she wouldn't do anything to harm herself or that baby."
Montgomery said the idea of Mendoza going to her ex-boyfriend's home to attack her own daughter made no sense.
"She loved her daughter; she was trying to protect her daughter from him," he said. "She fled to Tustin to get away from him." He said she sought at least four restraining orders against Roberts, including a temporary one that was in effect at the time of her death. He said she withdrew the three earlier applications. "She was the classic battered woman; she'd file and withdraw," Montgomery said.
Sharon acknowledged that his client is a Hell's Angel, but maintains that he is a peaceful man and a loving father who works hard at his family's masonry shop. He said Roberts was investigated by state social workers, who approved him to have custody.
Montgomery was not in California for long before Roberts found her in Tustin. He went to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
"Mr. Roberts came to our office with a court order from Maine," said Deputy District Attorney James Bacin. He said he verified its authenticity and obtained an order from Orange County Judge Frederick Aquirre for the return of the child.
Bacin said he spoke to Mendoza by phone.
"She knew she had to surrender the child," and she arranged for a relative to turn the child over to Roberts. Mendoza was in Northern California at the time for the funeral of her father.
Bacin said he could not remember Mendoza expressing any fear for herself or the child. If she had, he said. he would have advised her to seek an emergency order from the court to temporarily block surrendering the child.
Montgomery said that on Aug. 9 she applied for a court protection order in Maine.
"He has put a gun to my head numerous times, and I am afraid he or one of his friends will hurt me," Mendoza said in the application. A hearing was set for later this month.
Mendoza was buried Friday after a funeral Mass in Lodi. The Hells angel went to prison for around 30-55 years
#5 Jul 20, 2009
Hells Angels member arrested on assault charges
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SAN FRANCISCO (Map, News)- A Pacifica member of the Hells Angels was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting three women with a deadly weapon recently.
Robert Gee, 34, was arrested at his residence at 121 Dardenelle Ave. in Pacifica after police obtained evidence linking him to the alleged assaults.
Capt. Fernando Realyvasquez said police began an investigation several months ago after receiving a number of reports of assaults. At 6 a.m. Thursday, the Pacifica Police Department along with SWAT teams from the Daly City Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriffs Office executed search warrants in Pacifica and East Palo Alto.
Gee is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
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#6 Jul 20, 2009
Robert Daniel Thompson,Hells Angels motorcycle club member was in fair condition at U.C. Davis Medical Center after he was gunned down outside
Written by quantumleap on Nov-12-08 2:58am
Robert Daniel Thompson, a 43-year-old convicted sex offender and Hells Angels motorcycle club member was in fair condition at U.C. Davis Medical Center after he was gunned down outside The Shanty in Eureka late Friday night. In 2006, Merced County Sheriff's deputies arrested Thompson on suspicion of killing 12-year-old Jodi Marie Ragsdale and 15-year-old Sheila Carter on Dec. 13, 1986. The two girls' mangled bodies were found dumped alongside a rural road, their heads badly battered.
These young girls were savagely bludgeoned to death and left out in a dirt road, said Larry Morse, the Merced County District Attorney.It really shocked the community. According to Morse, Thompson was a suspect early on in the case. Department of Corrections information indicates Thompson had been released from prison just months before after serving time for weapons and drug possession.
This was one of the most horrific crimes I've ever seen, Morse said.It was the kind of crime that was fueled by an incredible rage. There was DNA evidence linking Thompson to the suspected murder weapon -- a car jack. And there was a witness. Thompson kidnapped a woman 10 days after the two girls were murdered, and drove her into a forested area to rape her. According to Morse, Thompson never raped the woman, but she later testified at the murder trial that Thompson had confessed to her he had recently murdered two girls.It was a very difficult case because of the time here, Morse said.Many of the players frankly were not around, or memories had dimmed. The first trial ended with a jury that hung eight to four in favor of his guilt. The second trial ended with his acquittal.We were delighted he left Merced County, Morse said.There were a lot of people here who believed he escaped justice. Throughout the course of the trial, Morse said members of the Hells Angels routinely came in to observe. Although no motive has been confirmed, authorities have stated that the shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing feud between the Hells Angels and a rival biker gang, the Mongols. Detective Patrick O'Neill, Eureka Police Department investigative supervisor, said no motive has been established, but four suspects have been arrested, and a handgun has been retrieved. The suspects -- Eric Gunner Lundin, 28, Dustin Christopher Liebes, 36, Brad Lee Miller, 26, and Redding resident Eric Dean Garcia, 28 -- have been booked into the Humboldt County jail. Lundin, Liebes and Miller are held on $500,000 bail, while Garcia is held on $500,000 plus an additional $10,000 stemming from an arrest warrant out of Manteca, Calif.
O'Neill could not say whether those men have any connection to the Mongols or the Hells Angels, and the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office has yet to file formal attempted murder charges. The men are expected to be arraigned later this week. At least one of the suspects has a violent criminal history. On Aug. 3, 2006, Liebes pleaded guilty to threatening his former girlfriend, and mother of two of his children, with a knife. According to court documents, the woman escaped Liebes by hiding in her vehicle and calling the police, while Liebes stood outside her car, scratching the door with his knife. The men were arrested while driving shortly after the shooting. O'Neill said a handgun was found with the men inside their car, but could not say whether it has been positively identified as the weapon used in the shooting. Morse said he is familiar with the feud between the biker gangs.
#7 Jul 20, 2009
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Police arrest Hells Angel member on sex charges
By Tristan Scott, Lee Enterprises | Friday, August 01, 2008
Missoula police arrested a 45-year-old member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club on felony drug charges Friday morning, and continue to investigate the biker in an alleged sex assault case.
David M. LaBrava, a member from California, was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Friday at the Inn on Broadway, at 1609 West Broadway. Missoula County sheriff's deputies went to LaBrava's hotel room after a man approached the officers at a nearby gas station and said a female friend was being held against her will.
The deputies responded to LaBrava's room and removed the alleged victim, then took LaBrava into custody and turned the case over to city police, in whose jurisdiction the alleged assault took place.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for the room, where they found cocaine wrapped in a dollar bill, a baggie containing 1.5 grams of hashish, a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and "a death head style" narcotics pipe, according to charging documents filed by Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg.
Van Valkenburg would not comment on whether the charges will be amended to include sexual assault.
Missoula Police Sgt. Scott Hoffman said a criminal investigation into the alleged assault is active and ongoing, "but right now what we do have is the drug possession charges," he said.
LaBrava remains jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail. He is charged with two counts of felony drug possession and two misdemeanor charges for possession of the marijuana and the pipe.
Hundreds of Hells Angels have been rolling into town this week for the club's annual USA Run. This is the second time that Missoula has hosted the motorcycle club's annual run. The last time was in 2000, when police and local residents clashed in the streets downtown, while the notorious bikers violated almost no laws.
As was the case eight years ago, the majority of Hells Angels are camped out at Marshall Mountain east of town, a venue that the club reserved for its epic gathering.
#8 Jul 20, 2009
I agreed with the jury thank God the sewage is in prison now . Hells Angels' lawyer: not one shred of evidence
Summing up 10 weeks of testimony from scores of witnesses, prosecutors and defense attorneys Monday began final arguments in the U.S. District Court trial of...
By Christine Clarridge
Seattle Times staff reporter
Summing up 10 weeks of testimony from scores of witnesses, prosecutors and defense attorneys Monday began final arguments in the U.S. District Court trial of four members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club charged with an assortment of crimes that include racketeering, robbery and murder.
The U.S. Justice Department's first major case against the Washington Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels is expected to go to jurors today after defense attorneys for the three remaining defendants make their closing arguments.
On Monday, defense attorney Todd Maybrown attacked the government's case against his client, Rodney Rollness, and the three others as weak with little evidence tying the four to any crime. "They have no physical evidence ... not one single shred of anything," Maybrown said during his closing argument.
Earlier, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Lang asked jurors to hold Rollness and fellow defendants Joshua Binder, Richard "Smilin' Rick" Fabel and Ricky Jenks accountable for the crimes he said were committed for the Spokane-based motorcycle club.
Prosecutors alleged the four defendants committed an extensive list of crimes between 1996 and 2006 and that, as a criminal enterprise, the Washington Nomads engaged in acts of extortion, robbery, kidnapping, murder, intimidation, witness-tampering and interstate trafficking in stolen motorcycles.
According to Lang, Rollness and Binder paid a visit in 1999 to "an old man trying to relive his glory years," and clubbed him in the head with a hammer because he falsely claimed to be a member of the Hells Angels.
Two years later, Lang said, they killed Michael "Santa" Walsh for the same reason.
The club's name and its famous winged-skull patch are sacred to Hells Angels members, Lang said. After Walsh's death, Rollness and Binder both received coveted "Filthy Few" patches to wear on their vests that signified they'd killed for the club, he said.
Rollness and Binder are charged with murdering Walsh during a party at the home of Paul Foster in Arlington on July 21, 2001. Foster has been charged as an accessory to murder and will be tried separately.
Maybrown recounted what he characterized as contradictory statements made by some of the prosecution witnesses, claiming the government's case was built on the allegations of snitches, convicted liars and people with drinking problems and memory lapses.
Sellig, for example, who testified that he was assaulted by Rollness and Binder, had originally told police he was sure his attackers were members of the rival Bandidos motorcycle club, defense attorneys said.
Another witness received $20,000 for his testimony, and another got a reduced prison sentence. The latter witness remains out of jail even though he's been twice arrested for recent crimes, Maybrown said.
"It's good to be a government witness," Maybrown said.
He said the case began with a theory law-enforcement agents had about the motorcycle club's criminal activity and was fueled by evidence and witnesses that were manipulated to support that theory.
There was no DNA evidence, no weapon, no ammunition, nothing concrete presented during the trial to tie the defendants to the crimes, Maybrown said.
"Seems to me that their best evidence shows there was some kind of insurance fraud" by one of the government's own witnesses, he said.
The case is being charged in federal court under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, which was created to
#9 Jul 28, 2009
I know of a Hell's Angel prospect who takes his beautiful teenage daughter whom he always pats on the tush on "runs" for the weekend and pretends like they are an item. It is really CREEPY but I suppose the Hell's Angels look up to Jerry Springer Show, low class backwoods behavior.
#10 Mar 17, 2013
Hells Angels open hangout in Lynn - the City of Sin
Published: Tuesday, March 09, 1999
LYNN, Mass.(AP)- In this tough town, nicknamed the City of Sin, it's the Angels that strike fear in the hearts of folks.
Less than two years after an especially vile group of Hells Angels was driven from their clubhouse, the outlaw motorcycle gang has opened a hangout next to a peaceful, middleclass neighborhood.
"We're not happy about them being there," said Gerard Dwan, president of the Goldfish Pond Neighborhood Association. "The neighbors were pretty upset."
As one homeowner, speaking on condition of anonymity, put it: "As soon as the Hells Angels signs went up, this property right here dropped 20 grand."
Others don't see what all the fuss is about.
"None of us have any problems," said Carol Barker, who lives in the Goldfish Pond neighborhood near the Angels' new building. "They haven't said anything, they haven't done anything."
City Councilor David Ellis said the Hells Angels never left Lynn, a city of about 80,000 just north of Boston that is plagued by drugs, gang violence and arson. Some of them have grown older and more interested in running legitimate businesses than raising hell on their Harleys, he said.
"They support Little League," Ellis said. "They walk both sides of the fence."
Goldfish Pond neighbors remember the days when the Angels bought up several buildings in the residential Shaw Court neighborhood nearby. Their three-story clubhouse, guarded by pit bulls and video cameras mounted on poles, had a sign that read: "Is there life after death? Trespass here and find out."
Two Hells Angels were accused of raping a woman at the compound during the 1997 funeral of a former chapter leader, a brawling ex-con named Alan "Big Al" Hogan.
Last year, two members admitted they were involved in killing a member of a rival motorcycle gang by ramming his motorcycle with a Cadillac.
The Angels were finally driven from Shaw Court after federal agents used an armored personnel carrier in a raid on their compound that led to 16 drug-dealing arrests. As part of a series of plea bargains, the clubhouse was demolished last year.
But in December, the club paid $135,000 cash for an old industrial building near railroad tracks not too far from Goldfish Pond, where homeowners work hard to keep property values up in this decaying manufacturing city.
The Angels' lawyer, Bruce Sachar, said members had no comment. He said they intend to obey the law in their new home, down to getting zoning board and building department approvals.
They plan to keep operating a machine shop and to manufacture Hells Angels T-shirts for sale at their store, Red and White Fashions, on the city's waterfront boulevard, Sachar said.
"They were good neighbors when they were on Shaw Court," Sachar said. "They did a lot of things for the neighbors that never made the newspapers - plowing, cleaning, doing favors."
Nevertheless, Dwan has done everything he could to keep them out. He has gone to the building department and City Hall to demand they qualify for every permit they need. But, he said, "if we can't get them out, we'll have to play with them."
"We want to get them planting flowers," he said.
#11 Mar 17, 2013
seems every time you look another USA hells angels sex offender comes to the surface of the flock. a leader no less.
Hells Angels MC.
BY: Todd Feathers.
Massachusetts - A federal judge in Boston has sentenced a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang with a long criminal record to 21 years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition after committing a felony, prosecutors said.
Eric Franco, 38, was the sergeant-at-arms for the Hells Angels chapter in Lynn, a statement from US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said. He was convicted of the charges in September and sentenced Tuesday in US District Court in Boston.
In May, Lynn police arrested Franco after finding the gun and ammunition in his apartment while investigating a report that Franco was assaulting his girlfriend, the statement said.
Franco's criminal record already included three convictions for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and convictions for indecent assault and battery, failure to register as a sex offender, breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, and conspiracy to violate the controlled substances act.
He was also convicted in Arkansas on an assault and battery in the second degree charge after he and five other Hells Angels stabbed four members of another gang, the prosecutors' statement said.
Also today, the State Police announced that they had arrested four suspects and executed multiple search warrants on the North Shore as part of a probe into criminal activities of the Hells Angel and Red Devils motorcycle clubs.
Two of the four suspects arrested were Hells Angels; two others were Red Devils. Two other suspects are still being sought. All six face charges of kidnapping, mayhem, and extortion, State Police said.
The charges stem from acts committed against one male victim. State Police said no further details were being released about the victim or the crimes.
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