Friday, October 14, 2022

Mongols MC Member Arrested Over Killing

Pinellas Park, Florida, USA (October 13, 2022) - The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has made a second arrest in the fatal shooting of a Palm Harbor motorcycle club member. On Wednesday, the sheriff's office arrested Dylan Lee Pascale, 35, of Pinellas Park on first-degree murder charges for his involvement in the gangland-style slaying of Dominick Paternoster, 46, on April 27.

His arrest follows the August 26 indictment of Paul Mogilevsky, 48, of Pinellas Park by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Paternoster at his home, 104 Dunbridge Drive, Palm Harbor. Gualtieri said Paternoster was a member of the Raiders motorcycle club, a support or puppet club of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. He was shot multiple times by more than one gun after being identified as a "snitch" who was providing information to law enforcement, Gualtieri said.

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Although based in California, Gualtieri said the clubs numbers have a growing presence in Tampa Bay. “They're a criminal racketeering organization, and they are organized crime, really, in its truest sense," Gualtieri said. "They're very, very different from everyday people who simply enjoy riding motorcycles on weekends and belong to true social motorcycle clubs. These aren't the people you see out on a Sunday motorcycle ride. They're thugs who terrorize and commit crimes."

Mogilevsky and Pascale are both members of the Mongols, which share a clubhouse in Tampa with the Raiders, Gualtieri said.

Source: Tampa News