Thank God the USA hells angels child porn leader didn't make the 81 convention
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#1 May 28, 2013
Federal judge rules against Hells Angel in appeal
By BEN NEARY, Associated Press
Updated 5:35 pm, Tuesday, May 28, 2013
CHEYENNE, Wyo.(AP)— A federal judge has denied an appeal from a former Nevada brothel owner and Hells Angels member who says he didn't get an adequate defense or fair trial before his conviction five years ago on child pornography charges in Wyoming.
David Burgess is serving a 15-year prison sentence on his 2008 conviction in Wyoming on federal charges of possession and transportation of child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne on Friday dismissed Burgess' request for a new trial. In a 149-page ruling, Johnson concluded that Burgess' claims that he didn't get an adequate defense were without merit.
"The file, records, and all submissions by the parties conclusively show he is not entitled to the relief he seeks," Johnson stated.
Burgess, a member of a Nevada chapter of the Hells Angels, owned a legal brothel, the Old Bridge Ranch, near Reno, Nev. Prosecutors say investigators found child porn on Burgess' computer following a 2007 traffic stop in western Wyoming.
A federal appeals court in Denver already has upheld Burgess' conviction.
"There can be no doubt, let alone a grave doubt, that Burgess knowingly possessed child pornography as he traveled from Nevada into Wyoming," a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in 2009. The U.S. Supreme Court later that year refused to review Burgess' case.
Burgess filed papers in 2010 with Judge Johnson, who had presided over his 2008 trial. Burgess claimed his defense lawyer, James Barrett, a veteran assistant federal public defender in Cheyenne, was inadequate and had failed to prepare for trial or investigate his case.
For his appeal to Johnson for a new trial, Burgess retained prominent San Francisco civil rights lawyer J. Tony Serra. Attempts to reach Serra for comment on Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Kate Hallinan, a San Francisco lawyer who works with Serra, said Tuesday that Burgess' legal team is reviewing Johnson's ruling and may seek permission from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to appeal it there.
Prosecutor Jim Anderson of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cheyenne prosecuted Burgess and opposed his request for a new trial. John Powell, spokesman for the office, said Tuesday the office had no comment on Johnson's ruling.
In his court filing opposing Burgess request for a new trial, Anderson dismissed Burgess' claims that Barrett had failed to prepare defense witnesses so they could present Burgess as a "great member of the community."
"This is pure fantasy," Anderson wrote in 2011. "Regardless of how much witness preparation had occurred in this case, it would not have changed the basic facts: on July 24, 2007,(Burgess) a brothel owner and member of an outlaw motorcycle gang, was apprehended in possession of drugs and tens of thousands of images of child pornography."
Burgess was arrested after state troopers pulled over his motor home, called the "War Wagon," on Interstate 80 in far western Wyoming. He told troopers he was on his way to the 2007 Hells Angels USA Run in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Troopers testified that they originally pulled over the motor home because of an expired motorcycle trailer tag. They stated that a drug dog alerted to the vehicle, which prompted a search that turned up marijuana and cocaine.
Following the traffic stop, authorities searched Burgess' computer that troopers found in the motor home on the grounds that it might show evidence of drug-dealing, court records say. Instead, prosecutors have said that agents at the state's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force turned up thousands of images of child pornography.
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#2 May 29, 2013
Jimmy stop drinking
#3 May 29, 2013
I bet later those cops sold the porn to pedofiles and the drugs to drug dealers cuz we all have been told to many times on this site that's what all cops do.
#4 May 30, 2013
In unrelated news 32 Mass residents were arrested for child pornography in what the state calls the biggest sweep ever and expect more arrests are coming. My point being you can't single out one sicko because he is affiliated with the Hells Angels. How many pedofiles are affiliated with the Catholic church?
#5 May 30, 2013
free dave now
#7 Jun 1, 2013
Dave Burgess was the USA hells angels leader and they still support their child porn leader dave Burgess. its not like they disowned him they are still raising money and men to love this freak .
. USA hells angels still vote registered sex offenders like Dave to leadership positions in their gang. Dave is one off many sex offenders and freaks in the USA hells angels who had been voted to be a leader. These kind of freaks seem to be the most popular leaders of the USA hells angels flock I guess it shows you what these freaks consider important.
#8 Jun 1, 2013
see its 2013 and the USA hells angels still have not changed here is another registered sex offender USA hells angels leader
Hells Angel member sentenced in federal court in Boston to 21 years
E-mail | Print | Comments (42) 03/13/2013 7:06 PM
By Todd Feathers, Globe Correspondent
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.
Todd Feathers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.
#9 Jun 1, 2013
another freak USA hells angels in the news with a sex assault charge I don't know if he was convicted like the others or charged I will find out . Still 2013 and these freaks are still cowards picking on women and children .
Hells Angels Biker James Day Steals Car, Tries to Sell It to Undercover Cop, Police Say
By Matthew Hendley Thu., May 30 2013 at 8:55 AM 13 Comments
Categories: Hells Angels
A member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Phoenix stole a car from a guy he believed owed him money, then turned around and tried to sell it to an undercover cop, police say.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, James Day, a 47-year-old Hells Angels biker with a lengthy rap sheet, threatened a Phoenix property manager into giving him his car, claiming that the property manager "owed" him money for having his ex-girlfriend's Corvette -- which she abandoned there -- towed from the property.
-Hells Angels Biker Who Beat Charges in 2010 Shootout With Vagos Bikers Arrested After Cutting Off Scottsdale Detective
-Hells Angels' Charges Dismissed in 2010 Shootout With Vagos Bikers
-Hells Angels Play Nice at Bike Week 2012, Despite Warning
Earlier this month, Day told the victim he had to give him the key and title to his Chevy Blazer as payment for the towed Corvette, and the victim did just that, out of fear that "James was going to use the hammer on him of that 'the club'(Hells Angels criminal street gang) would cause him bodily harm if he tried to fight back against James Day," the court documents state.
James Day, AKA, "JD."
Last week, a detective found the man's Blazer on Craigslist, and called the number listed, which was Day's cell phone.
He told the cop the title was open, and he needed to sell the Blazer, for $4,000, to pay his bail bondsmen. The latter part is likely true, as he has two criminal cases pending against him, the documents state.
Day, not exactly the most suave stolen-car salesman, apparently never got the key to the Blazer from the victim, and started up the vehicle with a screwdriver when the undercover cop showed up to his Glendale home.
The two agreed on the sale price, and went to a bank at 43rd Avenue and Bell Road to complete the transaction, where, to Day's surprise, he was arrested.
According to the court documents, Day still insisted that the victim "owed him" for having his ex-girlfriend's Corvette towed.
The documents list Day's arrest history, including DUI, DUI for drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to obey a police order, driving on a suspended license,
sexual assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, and domestic violence. He's previously served three years in prison in Cook County, Illinois.
#10 Jun 1, 2013
You have good rants but I'm not surprised that the group is involved in illegal activities. After all they are the 'Hells Angels' not the 'Pergatory Angels' or 'Heavens Angels'. They also do a lot of good in charity.
#11 Jun 8, 2013
theAMAZINGcool endorses this wisdom!
#12 Jun 10, 2013
Be real the USA hells angels with their decades of sex offender and child porn convict leaders and registered sex offender members should not be allowed to do charity work. Charity work that could be where & How these cowardly predators in the USA hells angels flock find their victims . The poor and the needy are easy targets for cowardly USA hells angels flock to victimize
#13 Jun 10, 2013
You tell it like it is. Let's also say that the Catholic church and all it's pedofiles around the world should be shut down!
#17 Jun 14, 2013
The USA hells angels are the ones that seem to have the largest percent of members who commit and support crimes against women and children .
The catholic Church has a very small percent and the catholic church does not openly support the men caught commiting crimes against women and children the USA hells angels support men who harm women and children.
get your story strait and stop making excuses for the USA hells angels
#18 Jul 22, 2013
Nobody likes the HA because they are not honorable men. They not only sexually abuse children they also murder them. Daniel desroches in Canada and an angel even killed his nephew who was only like 6 cause he witnessed his mom get killed by her angel meth head brother . They are good at manipulating the press and getting on tv to make themselves look like some sort of folk heros but in reality , in the 1% motorcycle world nobody respects them
#19 Aug 25, 2013
I bet you wouldn't talk crap to any of their faces.
#20 Aug 25, 2013
Before running your mouth, get your facts straight. There is no 1 leader for the Hells Angels, not in the US, no where. All organizations have good people and bad people, so don't rope everyone in together. And if you have an issue, feel free to quit being an Internet tough guy and find one and tell him how you feel..,.
#21 Aug 25, 2013
You're right. It's kinda like the people who post on here who constantly bad mouth Police. I'm sorry you didn't make the force but don't blame others.
#22 Aug 25, 2013
Post your name first, bitch. Until then, keep lapping your daddy's nutsack.
#23 Aug 25, 2013
Funny is having a bad day.
#24 Aug 25, 2013
It would seem that someone is way to far into gross pornography and incest. I'm sorry about what you may have gone through in your past but keep your chin up and out of a pair of hairy boys. With some counciling or something you might be alright.
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