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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
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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 man’s 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.
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 America’s 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 Garcia’s 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, America’s Most Wanted reported.
But after his release, Eischeid somehow removed the tracking device he was ordered to wear, and he fled. He hasn’t 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 Eischeid’s 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 Eischeid’s capture. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102.
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 angels convicted murder something like 35 or 55 years in prison
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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 Sheriff’s 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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
These stories really shed light on the hells angels.Everyone knows about the hells angels involved with drugs and other criminal activities. I never knew that they dealt in Child Pornography and have harmed so many women and children in recent years.Now I am very upset knowing Hells angels are here in Newark NJ.
Dear God I heard of the hells angels like you said Marty but I never knew they dealt with child porn and killed so many innocent women and children.I did not know we had hells angels in Newark now I am going to be scared walking alone at night.
Just when Newark is getting cleaned up we end getting stuck with hells angels.I don't know where you people been but hells angels were made famous from a rape case in California and murdering a black man at a concert. The hells angels have always been filthy pigs that harm innocent people for kicks.
The hells angels are very prejudice. I read a hells angel book about 6 years ago and the hells angel hate Japanese and all orientals . I think the hells angels hate blacks and are aligned with racist hate gangs.I don't think the Hells angels belong in a city as diversified as Newark.I see race hate crimes in the near future.
If I see any of the Newark NJ Hells angels looking at my wife or kids I will put a beating on them Hells angels that they will never forget.I will pull those wings off and shove them in their A22.
looking for people to support hells angels involvement with child pornography . Support Hells angels leaders Dave Burgess and his right to have child porn. Free Dave Burgess the hells angels child porn convict.
How did NJ get stuck with a gang of hells angels that just had their Nevada leader sentenced for child porn? why did this sewage come to NJ? don't the hells angels have enough states they can harm and murder women and children in?
Well its good to see others are aware that NJ now has the lowest sewage on the planet in our state. Hells angels the group that has a large percent of its members that harm and murder women children and old men.
hells angels are punks. Those stories show what kind of punks join the hells angels.No respectable man would join a club with members that have child pornography and murder women and children.
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