Monday, August 29, 2022

Mongols MC member faces murder charge

Largo, Florida, USA - (August 29, 2022) - A Pinellas grand jury has indicted a member of the Mongols motorcycle club who is accused of killing another motorcycle club member he believed to be a police informant. Paul Mogilevsky, 48, faces a first-degree murder charge in the April shooting death of Dominick Paternoster, 46, in Palm Harbor. 

Paternoster was a member of the Raiders MC, a feeder group for the Mongols MC. The two share a clubhouse in Tampa, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said at a news conference Monday. “Paternoster was not just killed. He was executed,” Gualtieri said. 

He declined to say, however, whether Paternoster was an informant. Mogilevsky and Paternoster were at the Mongols clubhouse in Tampa together on April 27, the night Paternoster was killed, Gualtieri said. They then went to Paternoster’s Palm Harbor home with another person.

Video evidence and witnesses placed the suspects at Paternoster’s home on the night of the shooting, Gualtieri said. Mogilevsky initially said he and another person left Paternoster asleep in a recliner at home, according to court documents. However, investigators said Mogilevsky lied about the timeline of events that night.

A confidential witness also told authorities that Mogilevsky had planned the shooting and admitted to killing Paternoster, court documents say, and authorities were able to verify some of the information the witness provided. Mogilevsky and the other suspect got rid of some evidence in Tampa Bay, Gualtieri said. Members of the sheriff’s office dive team helped recover the evidence.

Gualtieri said multiple guns were used to shoot Paternoster in his home, where he was found dead about 4:30 p.m. on April 28, according to court documents. Law enforcement is still investigating the death and plans to make other arrests, the sheriff said.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Hells Angels Money Launder to Serve Time in Prison

Quebec, Canada (August 22, 2022) - Four people who were convicted six years ago on charges alleging they helped members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club in Quebec launder money have been ordered to report to penitentiaries within 48 hours to begin serving their sentences. The order was issued Monday as part of a decision made by the Quebec Court of Appeal.

All four were first charged in 2009 in Operation Diligence, an investigation led by the Sûreté du Québec, into how members of the Hells Angels MC based in Quebec had infiltrated specific segments of the province’s construction industry. As part of the same investigation, they were found to have helped full-patch members of the motorcycle club's charter in Trois-Rivières hide their money.

They managed to avoid having to serve time behind bars because they appealed the convictions. Their appeals went through a very lengthy and complicated process. Initially, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled it took too long for the Crown to prosecute the case and ordered a stay of proceedings on all charges.

The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled Monday on the other issues raised by the appellants, including arguments that there was insufficient evidence of a conspiracy was involved in what what happened. The appellate court disagreed and ordered that the four accused begin serving their sentences in two days.

SOURCE: Montreal Gazette  

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Alleged HA member drops water balloons on homeless

Vancouver, British Columbia (August 20, 2022) - An alleged Hells Angels MC member had his TikTok account banned recently after posting photos of himself dropping water balloons from a Vancouver apartment building onto homeless people below.

Jaimie, an alleged member of the Hells Angels MC Hardside charter, began posting the videos a few months ago, though lamented last week in an Instagram post that his TikTok account had been banned. “That didn’t take long,” he wrote over a screen shot of the note from TikTok banning the account, which used his nickname ‘Jewsifer.’

Jamie did not respond to a message sent through Instagram asking for comment. But less than an hour afterwards, all his social media accounts disappeared. He had also posted the same water balloon videos on his Instagram account under the heading “Wet and Wild.”

In one of the videos, he fills a red water balloon at a kitchen sink, commenting about substance users blocking his garage door below. He then opens the window and throws the balloon at someone lying down on a blanket in the alley. The victim shouts “ahhh” as the balloon hits the ground nearby and splashes him.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Driver found not guilty in 2019 fatal crash

Concord, New Hampshire (August 10, 2022) - A jury on Tuesday acquitted a pickup truck driver of causing the deaths of seven members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club in a head-on collision in northern New Hampshire back in 2019.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, had pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of negligent homicide, manslaughter, driving under the influence, and reckless conduct, although some of the charges were dropped during the trial. He has been in jail since the crash on June 21, 2019, in Randolph. His trial began on July 26.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Police say new MC's linked with Hells Angels

Vancouver, B.C. (August 1, 2022) - New motorcycle clubs that police say are linked to the Hells Angels MC are sprouting up around the province, alarming police who suspect the older club is expanding its reach. 

Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, of the 'anti-gang' Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, says there are now about 30 of the support clubs in B.C., compared to 10 chapters of the Hells Angels.

“There’s been four or five new ones pop up in the Lower Mainland in the last year,” he said. “The farm team system for the Hells Angels is very alive and well.”

Houghton said six of the approximately 30 support clubs “are self-identified one percenters, so they wear the little one per cent diamond on their leather vest.” That means they identify as “outlaw” motorcycle clubs, he said, of the expression that dates back to the formation of the Hells Angels in 1948.

After more than two years of COVID restrictions, Hells Angels and their supporters are hosting large “rides” and other events that had been cancelled throughout the pandemic. That has allowed police to gather intelligence on how the biker landscape has changed.

Many of the new motorcycle clubs are showing up at Hells Angels events, Houghton said.

“The concern, as these clubs proliferate, is that the people in these clubs, will continually confirm their dedication and their loyalty and their subservience to the Hells Angels,” Houghton said.

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Last week, Houghton said that the Throttle Lockers puppet club, which had tried to expand in Kamloops, was basically defunct after a major CFSEU drug investigation that resulted in charges against two of its former members and an associate.

Brad Stephen, a retired Vancouver Police biker specialist, said puppet clubs were not common in B.C. until the past decade, “due to the fact that they’re kind of a conduit into the Hells Angels and there’s some vulnerabilities there.”