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Thursday, 31 March 2011

THE son of the Sydney nightclub identity John Ibrahim is facing charges arising from an alleged fight over a parking spot.

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Daniel Taylor, 20, agreed to speak with Kings Cross detectives following simultaneous raids on a property owned by Mr Ibrahim at Dover Heights and the home of his bodyguard, Semi ''Tongan Sam'' Ngata, at Merrylands.

Mr Taylor, of North Bondi, was charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm, malicious damage and entering a car without the owner's consent. He was released on bail to appear in Central Local Court on April 20.

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Mr Ngata's 24-year-old son, Nimlote, was charged over the alleged assault at Woolloomooloo on March 12. He was held in custody to appear before court today.

Mr Ibrahim's driver, Mehmet Gulasi, 44, of Merrylands, was arrested in the raid. He appeared in court yesterday on a charge of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm in company and is due back in court today.

A 30-year-old man reportedly returned to his Woolloomooloo home to find a ute parked in his residential car space.

Unable to find the ute's owner, the man blocked its exit with his own vehicle and went inside.

He was allegedly bashed and threatened after later going outside to move his vehicle.

A side window of his car was also smashed.


Ex-South Africa rugby star 'murders at least three people with an axe in revenge for gang-rape of his daughter'

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Ex-South Africa rugby star 'murders at least three people with an axe in revenge for gang-rape of his daughter'
A famous former rugby player has been arrested in South Africa after allegedly butchering at least three people to death with an axe.
A newspaper claimed the unnamed 34-year-old sportsman had launched a murderous rampage in revenge after his daughter was gang-raped and infected with HIV.

Afrikaans daily Beeld reported that one of the star's alleged victims had been decapitated during a string of brutal attacks which happened last week near Durban in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province.


The un-named former South African rugby star allegedly stalked his victims around Durban for days before hacking them to death with an axe

It is believed the man's head was found at least a mile away from his body in a separate suburb of the Indian Ocean city.

Police spokesman Vincent Mdunge told South Africa's Sowetan newspaper the sportsman was being held in custody after being arrested yesterday.

The star is due to appear in court tomorrow to face three charges of murder and one of attempted murder in relation to a fourth alleged victim named Khangelani Mdluli, who managed to escape.

Lieutenant Colonel Mdunge said: 'When they pounced on him they found an axe, which we believe is the murder weapon, clothes with blood stains and a hired car that we suspect he could have used during the alleged attacks.


'He is currently being detained in one of our police stations.

'We can't disclose where for security reasons.

'He will be charged formally with three counts of murder with aggravating circumstances and one of attempted murder.'

Police said the man was arrested in a planned raid on a residential property at around 1.30am yesterday.

He is accused of stalking his victims over several days in townships and slum suburbs around Durban before hacking them to death with an axe.

Detectives announced details of the horrific killing spree last week and appealed for information on the brutal crimes.

Investigating officers then said the incidents had happened between last Sunday and Wednesday in the Durban districts of Yellowood Park, Lamontville and Umbilo.


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Anthony “Ace” Coleman, 26, a member of the Gangster Killer Bloods street gang, is charged with murder in the death of rival Nine Trey Gangster Kareem Washington

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Anthony “Ace” Coleman, 26, a member of the Gangster Killer Bloods street gang, is charged with murder in the death of rival Nine Trey Gangster Kareem Washington on Aug. 28, 2005, said Deputy Attorney General Daniel Bornstein.

Washington was allegedly killed in retaliation for the shootings of three GKB gangsters, prosecutors said.

Defense attorney David Oakley asked Mercer County Superior Court Judge Edward Neafsey to have the state place the plea offer on the record at the status conference.

“I asked for ...discovery items and have not received them,” Oakley said.

Bornstein said he is offering Coleman a plea deal for a 25-year, 85 percent, sentence if he pleads guilty to aggravated manslaughter.

“This offer will stay open until June 27,” Bornstein said.


Monday, 28 March 2011

Drug baron Curtis Warren has appeal dismissed

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Warren and five members of his gang were convicted in October 2009 of a plot to smuggle £1 million worth of cannabis into Jersey, the Channel Islands.
The 47-year-old appealed his conviction arguing that his sentence should be overturned because police in Jersey obtained key evidence by illegally bugging a car driven by a member of his gang, Jonathan Welsh, as he drove through Europe to work on the drugs deal.
The illegally-recorded audio, despite being condemned by the trial judge, was admitted as evidence. His appeal was rejected by five law lords.
The former Liverpool street dealer, who became Interpol's most wanted man, is the only drug dealer to have appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List.


Saturday, 26 March 2011

leader of the MS-13 gang in Washington was sentenced to life in prison plus 150 years

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leader of the MS-13 gang in Washington was sentenced to life in prison plus 150 years on Thursday, a sentence the judge said he hoped would deter gang violence.

William Cordova, 26, was convicted in December along with two other gang leaders in the 2007 murder of 18-year-old Edwin Ventura, a rival gang member. During an eight-week trial prosecutors introduced evidence showing that Cordova had terrorized a family he was living with, threatening to kill them and ultimately shooting one family member in the head. The woman survived but is now blind. In another incident in 2006, along with other MS-13 members, he opened fire on a car he believed contained rival gang members in Alexandria, Va.

MS-13 is a notoriously violent street gang that originated from El Salvador, Cordova's home country. The case was the first time prosecutors in the region used racketeering laws against MS-13 members because the gang is relatively new to the D.C. area. Using racketeering laws allowed prosecutors to get enhanced penalties.

Cordova, speaking in Spanish, told a judge he was innocent and not involved in organized crime during Thursday's hearing. But Judge Richard J. Leon said it was part of Cordova's gang code to maintain his innocence. The judge told Cordova he was lucky the government had not sought the death penalty in his case.

Leon was required by law to sentence Cordova to life in prison plus 110 years but said Cordova had "wreaked more than enough havoc for a lifetime" and would have been given that much time anyway. Making sense of the punishments for all of Cordova's crimes required a scorecard, Leon said.

U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen, whose office prosecuted the case, called Cordova's actions and those of his confederates "despicable."

"We're going to be very, very aggressive in going after these gangs," he said in a telephone interview.

Before Cordova was sentenced, Ventura's mother told the judge he was a "good kid." His girlfriend cried as she said that in order for their daughter to feel close to him they have to visit the cemetery.

Two other gang leaders convicted by a jury in the case, Jose Gutierrez and Melvin Sorto, will be sentenced in April.


14 people, including six self-identified members of Saskatoon gang the Terror Squad, were arrested

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14 people, including six self-identified members of Saskatoon gang the Terror Squad, were arrested beginning Monday at the conclusion of a intensive five-month investigation that targeted gang-related crime. Collectively, they are facing more than 40 charges.

“The reputation of the Terror Squad has reverberated as a group that is untouchable by law enforcement,” said Saskatoon police Insp. Neil Wylie, head of the Saskatoon Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.

“That’s not the case. We’re going to use everything in our tool box to go after the Terror Squad or any other group like it.

“We’ve done a good job of dismantling or disrupting (the gang). . . . We went at the heart.”

The accused range in age from 17 to 45. Among the charges are trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of property obtained by the commission of a criminal offence, and directing or acting in association with a criminal organization. Police say one of those charged is a current high-ranking member of the Terror Squad.

Michael James McNab, 37, has been charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offense and appeared in provincial court Thursday. Others charged, who have appeared in court, include Beverly Marie Fullerton, 28; Brendon Kyle Rabbitskin, 18; Christopher Douglas Cathcart, 24; Shawn Cory Hagley, 36; Devon Charles Napope, 23; Kyle William Regush, 25; Patrick Rene Walton, 26; and Abdifatah Mukhtar Salad, 26.

Also targeted in the investigation was the source of the gang’s drug supply. As a result, two other people were arrested and charged with conspiring to traffic cocaine and being a member of the criminal organization.

Insp. Jeff Bent said the gang has used intimidation to discourage victims and witnesses of crime to come forward to police. The five-month investigation was the result of a major coordinated effort that involved intensive monitoring and intelligence gathering. The Terror Squad is thought to have formed in 2006 in Saskatoon but has moved into Northern Saskatchewan in recent years, police said.

“We believe this investigation has taken their legs out from underneath them,” Bent said.


Friday, 25 March 2011

man who controlled a café in Rivière des Prairies until it was shut down last year because the police felt it posed too high a risk to public safety insisted he does not do business with street gangs.

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A man who controlled a café in Rivière des Prairies until it was shut down last year because the police felt it posed too high a risk to public safety insisted he does not do business with street gangs.

"No one sells drugs for me, because I don't sell drugs," Vincenzo Padula said Wednesday during the second day of a hearing before the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux.

Padula was addressing the most serious allegation among many levelled at him and the café. They were made by unnamed police informants who alleged last year that the Café Bar Ferrari became the target of a series of increasingly violent incidents because Padula refused to pay members of a street gang who had sold drugs for him.

Padula has denied every allegation made during the hearing. But the two liquor board members presiding over the hearing - Michel Gougeon and Daniel Lord - noticed contradictions in his testimony. At first, Padula claimed his only knowledge of street gangs came through what he learned from the news. Later on, his testimony changed and he said street gangs are "a problem everywhere in Rivière des Prairies" and recounted stories of people he knew personally who had run-ins with gangs.

When asked to read a police report prepared for the hearing, Padula repeated several times that he didn't know where the allegations contained in it could have come from.

"This makes no sense to me," he said while reading the document. "Someone saying that you can get large quantities of cocaine at Ferrari. This makes no sense."

Gougeon noted Padula constantly referred to the café on André Ampère Ave., which was closed in June on a request from the Montreal police, as "my bar" even though his mother, Caterina, is officially the owner. Padula called it a natural reference because he put in more than 60 hours a week at the café before it was closed. The Padulas are seeking to have it reopened even though, Padula said Wednesday, he plans to move it as soon as possible because of the street gang problem.

Padula said he ran a clean establishment and no drugs were sold there. He said a brother, who has a criminal record with convictions for serious crimes, "had no involvement with the bar."

According to police, the same brother was seen with a member of the Bo-Gars street gang inside the café days before its doors were shut.


Thursday, 24 March 2011

detained an in-law of top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who allegedly ran a transnational drug operation that reached as far as Ecuador, federal police said

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Mexican authorities detained an in-law of top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who allegedly ran a transnational drug operation that reached as far as Ecuador, federal police said Wednesday.
The suspect, Victor Manuel Felix, is both an in-law of Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, and the godfather of one of the drug lord's children. He is know by the nickname "El Senor," roughly "Mister" or "The Man."
Ramon Pequeno, the head of anti-drug operations for Mexico's federal police, said Felix ran a financial network for the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico's most powerful gang.
Pequeno said eight other people had been detained in Mexico along with Felix in raids in three Mexican states that began last week. He said the raids also netted about a half ton of cocaine.
Authorities in Ecuador said they conducted raids on a half dozen properties in that South American country, acting on information provided by Mexican authorities.
The raids in Ecuador resulted in the detention of nine suspects there — four Ecuadoreans, two Colombians and three Mexicans. More than 4.1 metric tons of cocaine also were seized, said Col. Rodrigo Suarez, the operations director of Ecuador's national police.
Suarez said the organization "was responsible for buying and storing cocaine and exporting it to Mexico."
Elsewhere in Mexico, the navy announced it had detained seven local police officers, most from the Monterrey suburb of San Nicolas de los Garza, on suspicion of working for drug cartels.
The navy statement did not say what evidence there was against the officers, but corruption is commonplace in local police forces in Mexico.
Also in Monterrey, a daylight shooting thought to involve rival drug gangs settling scores killed a teenage boy and two adult males and wounded two others, authorities said.
Gunmen killed the teenager and a man in the street and shot the other man to death at a nearby ice cream store, the Nuevo Leon state police said. The agency said investigators believed the gunmen sought out the teens because they belonged to a rival gang.
In the western state of Michoacan, state prosecutors reported that unidentified gunmen killed the police chief of the town of La Piedad as he headed home late Tuesday.
Jose Luis Guerrero had taken the La Piedad post Jan. 21. He was the third police chief killed so far this year in Michoacan, home to the violent La Familia drug cartel.
Shell casings found at the scene of Guerrero's killing were the type of ammunition favored by Mexico's drug cartels, authorities said.


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Francois (Frankie) Meerholz, who police say is linked to the Game Tight Soldiers and Renegades biker gangs, was picked up by Prince George RCMP about 5 a.m. Friday.

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Francois (Frankie) Meerholz, who police say is linked to the Game Tight Soldiers and Renegades biker gangs, was picked up by Prince George RCMP about 5 a.m. Friday.

The Canada Border Services Agency is now asking that Meerholz remain in custody for his alleged breach. At a detention hearing in Vancouver Tuesday, Meerholz asked to have the matter put over to next Tuesday.

Adjudicator LeeAnn King agreed to the adjournment but said based on information supplied by the CBSA “it does appear that there has been a breach of your previous release conditions.”

Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass said Tuesday that someone called 911 early Friday morning to report a possible theft in progress.

“We got a call to a motel saying a suspicious person was seen lurking around some vehicles,” Douglass said.

When police arrived, Douglass said they found Meerholz wearing gloves and “in possession of break-in tools.”

“There was damage to the vehicle,” Douglass said. “Our investigation is still open.”

Meerholz, 23, was handed over to the CBSA for breaching the conditions of his release imposed by another immigration board adjudicator in January.

Meerholz is also out on bail on two sets of criminal charges from 2009 and 2010, including seven firearms counts.

A native of South Africa who moved to Prince George with his brother in 1999 to live with relatives, Meerholz was first ordered deported in November 2007 after convictions for theft and possession of stolen property.


Eight alleged members of the "Ivy Street Gangstas (ISG)" street gang were indicted by a federal grand jury

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Eight alleged members of the "Ivy Street Gangstas (ISG)" street gang were indicted by a federal grand jury for running a criminal organization that engaged in acts of violence including murders, robberies, narcotics distribution, and weapons violations.

According to the 36-count indictment, the eight men are accused of coordinating with one another to obtain money and property through robberies, narcotics distribution, and acts of bank and credit card fraud, as well as aggravated identity theft, a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

The proceeds of such criminal activities were allegedly used for the benefit of all gang members.

In the indictment, the alleged gang members are also accused of protecting their criminal activities through the use of intimidation, violence, and threats of violence including the murders of John Henry Green on Jan. 18, 2007 and Demareo Dontae Hardy on March 20, 2009.

The following are charged in the indictment:
· Andra G. Green, aka "Andra Gabriel Green, Jr., Giz, Gizzle, A. Gizzle, and A. J.," 24, of Hampton, Va.
· Zakarie X. Williams, aka "Carie, Karie," 37, of Hampton
· Joseph L. Williams, aka "Joe Pro," 34, of Newport News
· Kyheim D. Tucker, aka "Paso," 23, of Newport News
· Ray M. Fearrington, aka "Ray Ray," 23, of Newport News
· Alfonso D. Sheppard, aka "Prime," 31, of Newport News
· Bobby Kahill Mangrum, 21, of Newport News
· Raymond E. Brown, aka "Bae Bae, Goon, Goonie," 22, of Newport News

The ISG gang operated in the area around the intersection of 9th Street and Ivy Avenue in Newport News and the area of Brittany and Sweetbriar Apartments in Hampton.

Members and associates of ISG included members of the Bloods and Crips, which are national gangs.


Patrice Thimes, gunned down Thursday night as she drove her SUV through the intersection of Page and Euclid, was an innocent bystander

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Patrice Thimes, gunned down Thursday night as she drove her SUV through the intersection of Page and Euclid, was an innocent bystander caught in a crossfire between elements of the same street gang. Even though St. Louis Police officially have not called the murder of the 39 year old mother of two gang-related, sources say it was just that. And city Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is indirectly criticizing the police policy of refusing to talk about specific gangs for fear the publicity might somehow glamorize the gangbangers.

"Whether you call them gangs or sets or the PTA, these are young men who are heavily armed and are shooting down each other along with innocent victims," said Joyce. "We're never going to make any progress against gangs unless we're willing to talk about the issue transparently. If we're worried about giving gangs publicity, that train has left the station. We need to have an honest public conversation about the problem."

Three teenagers have been charged with murder and armed criminal action in Thime's death. Sources say all three, 18 year old Ronnie Mottley, 18 year old Sheltkeem Brown, and 19 year old Bernard Dorris are affiliated with the North Market Crips, a gang whose home base is in the area where St. Louis, Wellston, and Hillsdale meet.


LSP stands for Laclede, Sherwood, Parkview and/or Princeton avenues, the area on the South Side of Youngstown in which they operated. The group also went by 577, which are the numbers for LSP on a phone dial. Over the past eight years, police said they've been involved with crimes like attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, felonious assault and drug trafficking.

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Just the leader alone of a South Side street gang reportedly attempted to murder a man in 2008 and kill another by kicking, punching and pistol whipping him in 2010.

Other members of the LSP street gang were involved in much of the same type of activity over a period of eight years, marking their territory with graffiti, selling drugs and retaliating against who they thought were traitors.
 
When they were done, they'd often brag about it online.

"Thank you," U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach jokingly said of those suspects. "When criminals are brazen enough to brag about breaking the law, we certainly use that information."

After a two-year investigation, officers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, along with Youngstown police and U.S. Marshal's Service descended on the area run by the gang, known as LSP, with a series of raids beginning at about 4 a.m. Thursday.

A 42-count indictment was filed charging 23 people with conspiracy to commit racketeering (RICO) and several other crimes. Some were arrested during the raids, and many others turned themselves in. As of Friday, six were still wanted. They all range in age from 18 to 34.

"I feel confident those still at large will be brought to justice," Mayor Jay Williams said at a press conference Friday afternoon.

"There were no incidents," said ATF official Bob Browning. "Everything was carried off without a hitch."

Browning said no drugs were found or confiscated, but because of the in-depth investigation, "I think these cases are well-proven."

LSP stands for Laclede, Sherwood, Parkview and/or Princeton avenues, the area on the South Side of Youngstown in which they operated. The group also went by 577, which are the numbers for LSP on a phone dial. Over the past eight years, police said they've been involved with crimes like attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, felonious assault and drug trafficking.

Indictment papers outline several instances where gang members posted details about the crimes they committed and bragged about their involvement in LSP on websites like Facebook and Myspace.

"The indictment sets forth an appalling conspiracy in which a group of people used violence to intimidate an entire neighborhood," said Dettelbach. "Today's charges represent a message from the community that they will not take it anymore."

Williams emphasized the raid was only a part of continuing efforts to bring crime under control in Youngstown. Last summer, several arrests were made through VGRIP, which he hopes to continue this year.

The city will soon be heavily involved in the Ohio State Highway Patrol, after Gov. John Kasich offered assistance following the off-campus party shootings near Youngstown State University.

"The community is refusing to be defined by the past it has," said Williams.

Police Chief Jimmy Hughes said the city will be safer after the bust. Officials said several members of the community helped with the investigation, describing what they may have seen or heard when it came to the gang's activities.

"When they constantly complain ... (the information) is channeled," said Hughes. "And we invite it to come in."

Browning said when it comes to the gang activity, Youngstown is not unique.

"This is a problem that plagues a lot of American cities," he said.

The activity has changed from gang activity in years past, when members frequently were part of national gangs rather than local gangs like LSP.

Hughes said there were many initiation practices in the 1990s, like robbing or other crimes required to become a member of a gang.

"We don't see that with these individuals," said Hughes. "They grew up together and know each other from being related."

Charged in the indictment were: Daquann Hackett; Derrick Johnson, Jr.; Aldric Jones, 20; Dominique Callier, 19; Richard Ivy, 26; Andre Ballinger II, 21; Van Lighting, 21; Terrance Machen Jr., 29; Tyrell Oliver, 32; Nalemn Hasley, 31; James Neail, 27; Marques Duvall, 23; Melvin Johnson III, 19; Corey Council, 22; Carlton Council Jr., 28; Braylyn Williams, 20; Michael Jones, 26; Wayne Kerns, 21; Maurise Kerns, 21; Edward Campbell III, 20; Ryan Davis, 21; Shawn Jones, 21; and Tre'Von Mason, 18.


Nipsey Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, was arrested last Friday (March 19)

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Nipsey Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, was arrested last Friday (March 19), following reports of an altercation in Los Angeles that allegedly involved the 2011 Freshmen and his former manager Eugene “Big U” Henley.

According to streetgangs.com, Nipsey and Henley were involved in a fight in Hyde Park. The site spoke to eye witnesses who claim that Asghedom pulled out a gun to defend his brother and fired into the air. An LAPD officer then arrived and allegedly shot Asghedom, but missed.

XXLMag.com reached a rep for the LAPD, who would not confirm the rumors, but did confirm the arrest. Asghedom was picked up early Friday morning at 1:30 a.m. He is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

Nipsey has not returned calls for comment as of press time, but he took to his Twitter account to address the situation. “I ain’t dead….I ain’t in jail…..and I ain’t on tha run. TMC.” Henley has yet to speak.


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Wyclef Jean has been released from hospital after suffering a gunshot wound in Haiti.

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Wyclef Jean has been released from hospital after suffering a gunshot wound in Haiti.

The former Fugees man was shot in the hand late last night (March 19) in the city of Delmas, reports Billboard.

No further details of the shooting, which came just before the general election was due to take place in the country, have been made public yet. Jean, who had attempted to register to run for President himself there, was in Haiti to support musician candidate Michel Martelly.

Jean called off his own Presidential bid last September. He had not lived in Haiti for five years before the election, as candidates are required to have done required by authorities.


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Orange County jury has convicted an Asian street gang member of murdering a woman and attempting to murder six others

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Orange County jury has convicted an Asian street gang member of murdering a woman and attempting to murder six others during a shooting in a crowded cafe.

Stephenson Choi Kim of San Gabriel was found guilty on Monday of one count of murder, six counts of attempted murder and one count of street terrorism. Kim was also found guilty of a number of other multiple sentencing enhancements.

The penalty phase of the trial is expected to begin on Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Kim and several members of his gang went to Cypress café in March 2004 with the intent to fight with a rival gang.

Six co-defendants who face the same charges as him are due in court March 25. They face potential life sentences if convicted.


indictment charges that several gun battles occurred between the Benning Terrace-area crews from the "Avenue" and "Circle"

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Thirteen members of a D.C. street gang were indicted on charges related to deadly shootings between rival crews in the Southeast Washington neighborhood known as "Simple City."

The indictment charges that several gun battles occurred between the Benning Terrace-area crews from the "Avenue" and "Circle"

"Today's indictments allege that rival street crews who shared a tiny patch of real estate in Benning Terrace engaged in urban warfare that turned deadly," said U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. "The indictments seek to hold members of both crews responsible for the murder that resulted from their gun battle over Memorial Day weekend in 2010."

Four people from the "Avenue" crew were charged in one indictment. The other indictment charges nine people associated with the "Circle' crew with conspiring to assault members of the "Avenue."

The defendants named in the case against the "Avenue" crew include: Raymond "Soldier Boy"Davis, 18; Deante "White Boy Tay" Harding, 22; Jean-Robert "Junior" Jean-Baptiste, 20; and William "Weetie" Springs, 22.

The defendants named in the case against the "Circle" crew include: Curtis Faison, 19, Antonio "T.O." Fortson, 19; Kevin "Son" Magruder, 29; Marcellus "Mateo" McCray, 17; Deandre "Dee" Mungo, 19; Timothy "Step" Parker, 33, and Lamont Thomas, 20.

Prosecutors said "Avenue" member Faison shot and killed Melvin White, 27, on last April. In return, Thomas and Fortson fired several shots at "Avenue" members, officials said.

The shooting continued over two months, and resulted in the death of Antwan Buckner, 32, prosecutors said.


Six reputed members of the Brown Pride Locos street gang were arrested today

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Six reputed members of the Brown Pride Locos street gang were arrested today, in the latest move by local law enforcement against gang activity in Bradenton and Manatee County.
The six were charged with racketeering and conspiracy to racketeering, reflecting the continuing strategy of going after gang members for their alleged associations and organized crime activities and not for specific offenses.
The arrests come after an 18-month-long investigation by the Bradenton Police Department, the state attorney's office, the Office of the Statewide Prosecutor and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, according to a news release from the Bradenton Police Department

The six suspects arrested today, according to the police department, are:
Natalio "Lonely" Deleon, 22; Juan Carlos "Lazy" Hernandez, 22; Jessie Scott "Bola" Fuentes, 18; Jason "J" Molina, 25; Raul "Sleep" Mondragon, 21; and Moises "Cartoon" Antunes Jr. 23.
They are all from Bradenton.
They were being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $1 million each, according to Bradenton police and the jail website.


Monday, 14 March 2011

THE drug-plot trial of one-time crime fighter Mark Standen began in Sydney yesterday, almost three years after the former crime commission boss was arrested.

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Mr Standen is facing trial in the NSW Supreme Court charged with conspiring to import a substance to manufacture drugs, supplying pseudoephedrine and perverting the course of justice.

The 53-year-old former assistant director of the NSW Crime Commission was arrested in June 2008 and has been in custody since then after a judge ruled he would present a flight risk if released.

The trial jury of six men and six women was sworn in yesterday in front of judge Bruce James and the opening argument from the crown is expected to begin tomorrow.

The trial is set to run for two months and will hear from more than 40 witnesses, including current and former AFP officers, employees of the NSW Crime Commission and officers from Dutch law enforcement agencies.

Justice James instructed the jury not to search the internet for articles or information about Mr Standen. The father of four was one of the country's top law enforcement figures before he was arrested in 2008 over an alleged plot to import 300kg of pseudoephedrine, valued at $120 million.


Sunday, 13 March 2011

David Wilson, the alleged leader of the Congress Park Crew, was sentenced in D.C. federal court.

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34-year-old D.C. man who authorities said is the leader of a violent drug gang was sentenced to 45 years Friday for his role in two murders and other crimes.

David Wilson, the alleged leader of the Congress Park Crew, was sentenced in D.C. federal court. He was one of six defendants who went on trial in 2007 for multiple crimes, including crack cocaine dealing, armed robbery, attempted murder and murder. The trial lasted eight months.

The jury in the trial acquitted the six defendants of the charged conspiracy in this case. But the jury convicted them on 18 other felony charges stemming from violence and drug-dealing.

Wilson was convicted of a total of 11 charges, including two counts of first degree murder while armed and various drug charges.

The murder charges stem from the 1998 slayings of Ronnie “Squid” Middleton and Sabrina Bradley. Authorities said Wilson killed them as part of a gang turf war.


leader of the Krazy Locos gang."He really manned up. I have to give him credit," he said. "You don't see many cases where somebody agrees to life in prison."

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23-year-old who ordered murders and sold hand grenades, AK-47s and a plethora of drugs from his suburban Lantana home on Friday agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison to spare loved ones lengthy prison sentences.

Answering "Yes, sir" nonchalantly, acknowledging he knew he would be sentenced to a minimum of life plus 85 years in prison, Jonathan Gonzalez pleaded guilty to 11 felonies, including two counts of racketeering murder. In exchange for not fighting the charges, federal prosecutors agreed to push for concessions for his wife, a brother and a sister-in-law who he lured into the violence he masterminded as a leader of the Krazy Locos gang.

His brother, Christopher Gonzalez-Chamberlain, benefited immediately. Charged with racketeering murder along with dozens of other violent felonies, the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

While it carries a maximum 20-year sentence, because his younger brother agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors said they would recommend an 11-year sentence for Gonzalez-Chamberlain.

Attorney Scott Sakin, who represents Gonzalez-Chamberlain, credited Gonzalez for taking the fall for his family.

"He really manned up. I have to give him credit," he said. "You don't see many cases where somebody agrees to life in prison."


Joseph Florez is a long-time Norteño gang member and the highest-ranking gang member in the Tulare County jail system

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34-year-old Visalia man was found guilty Friday of murdering two people while they sat in a car.
Joseph Florez is a long-time Norteño gang member and the highest-ranking gang member in the Tulare County jail system, according to the Tulare County District Attorney's Office. The murders were gang-motivated, a news release said.
On Dec. 17, 2008, Tommy Madrid Jr., 33, and Lisa Bourget, 27, were sitting in her car outside Madrid's home about 6:45 p.m. when Florez and another man drove up and fired at least 16 times with a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and an assault rifle. A bullet from the rifle went through two walls and a refrigerator before lodging in someone's head; that victim survived after surgery.
The second suspect has never been identified.
Florez faces life in prison without parole when he is sentenced April 22.


Thirty-five leaders, members, and associates of Barrio Azteca,Three remain at large, Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, aka “Diego”; Luis Mendez, aka “Alex” and Eduardo Ravelo, aka “Tablas”, who is currently one of the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.

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Thirty-five leaders, members, and associates of Barrio Azteca, one of the most brutal gangs operating along the U.S.-Mexico border, have been charged in a federal indictment in Texas with various counts of racketeering, murder, drug offenses, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.

Of the 35 subjects, 10 Mexican nationals were specifically charged with the March 2010 murders in Juarez, Mexico of a U.S. Consulate employee and her husband, along with the husband of another consulate employee.

Seven of the 10 charged with the U.S. Consulate murders and two other indicted defendants are in custody in Mexico.  Three remain at large, Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, aka “Diego”; Luis Mendez, aka “Alex” and Eduardo Ravelo, aka “Tablas”, who is currently one of the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.  They are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to his arrest.

Originally a prison gang the Barrio Azteca began in the late 1980s.  Today they are a transnational criminal organization with approximately 3500 members, including 600 active members located in West Texas and Juarez, Mexico.  Barrio Azteca gang members can still be found throughout state and federal prisons in the U.S. and Mexico.  They are known to engage in criminal activities both inside and outside of prison walls.  The gang has a militaristic command structure and includes captains, lieutenants, sergeants, and soldiers; all with the purpose of maintaining power and enriching its members and associates.  Their activities have included murder, assault, threats of violence, extortion, money laundering, witness intimidation, illegal firearms possession, alien smuggling, and drug trafficking; on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to the indictment, the Barrio Azteca formed an alliance with the Vicente Carrillo-Fuentes (VCF) drug trafficking organization in Mexico, conducting enforcement operations against VCF rivals and receiving “discounts” on illegal drugs from the VCF.


Perth nightclub bouncer has been charged with assault after a man suffered serious head and facial injuries in an altercation.

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Perth nightclub bouncer has been charged with assault after a man suffered serious head and facial injuries in an altercation.

The fight started outside the Subiaco nightclub just before 3am (WST) on Saturday morning, after the man tried to enter the premises but was refused entry by the 43-year-old crowd controller.

Police said during the altercation the 28-year-old man suffered serious head and facial injuries. He is recovering in Sir Charles Gairdiner Hospital.

On Sunday officers charged the security guard employed by the nightclub with grievous bodily harm. He will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday.


Los Zetas has used family and personal connections to make the Dallas area into a sophisticated distribution point, moving cocaine, pot and methamphetamine to other U.S. markets

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Los Zetas has used family and personal connections to make the Dallas area into a sophisticated distribution point, moving cocaine, pot and methamphetamine to other U.S. markets, weapons, ammunition and millions of dollars in bulk cash back to Mexico, authorities say.
Recent developments underscore the region’s role in an increasingly dangerous criminal network. On Feb. 15, Texas-based U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was fatally shot and his partner wounded after their armored vehicle was forced off a busy highway in central Mexico. The gunmen were members of the Zetas, investigators said, and one of the weapons used came from a North Texas gun shop.
In response to the shooting, U.S. law enforcement officials led a massive sweep throughout the country and Latin America against Mexican cartel suspects. Dallas-based agents arrested 57 people and seized more than $2 million in cash, gold and other property.
“Dallas is no longer a world away from the border,” said Jeffrey Stamm, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Dallas office, describing the Dallas area as a key base for the Zetas and other cartels. “We are close enough to be the command-and-control center.”
Over several months, a team of Dallas Morning News journalists examined the Zetas’ role in the multibillion-dollar illegal drug trade, interviewing dozens of law enforcement officials and others with knowledge of the group in Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala and Texas. Among their findings, presented in a three-day series of reports beginning today:
The Zetas have built alliances with gangs in Central America, particularly Guatemala, adding to the violence and corruption afflicting that region and further empowering those groups to spread lawlessness and terror among the population. The Zetas also have gained control of large pieces of land in Guatemala, compromising border security and facilitating smuggling, and have made inroads into Colombia, gaining direct access to producers and smugglers.
The Zetas have become one of the most brutal and powerful criminal organizations in Mexico, wresting territory from rival groups and corrupting, intimidating and co-opting law enforcement authorities, politicians and others, especially along the border with Texas.
The impact of the Zetas and other criminal groups in North Texas is on display daily in Dallas drug courts, where addicts struggle to repair their damaged lives and step away from the criminal lifestyle that almost always accompanies their drug use.
Dallas connections
The Zetas’ presence in Dallas, first documented in The Dallas Morning News in 2005, has continued to grow because of the area’s confluence of bustling highways, a busy international airport and the familiarity of a large Hispanic immigrant community. Its leaders are known to have relatives here, authorities say.
But the organization is hardly local. Over the years, through violence and networking, it has extended its reach throughout Mexico and into Central and South America. In 2009, President Barack Obama named the Zetas a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker Kingpin organization, reserved for the world’s most dangerous drug organizations.
“The reach of Mexican organized crime spreads across the globe,” said expert Edgardo Buscaglia, who has advised the United Nations on drug policy and teaches at the Autonomous Institute of Technology of Mexico in Mexico City. “They’re powerful, deadly and have proven they’re capable of paralyzing governments, including regions throughout Mexico. Calling them [simply] drug traffickers is no longer accurate. They’re some of the world’s most powerful organized crime members.”
The Zetas are known for bringing an especially brutal brand of violence to the borderlands just south of Texas. In August, after gunmen massacred 72 migrants, mostly from Central America, a survivor of the bloodbath said the killers identified themselves as Zetas.
“You have Mexican cartels, and then you have terrorists,” said a U.S. federal agent with expertise in gathering intelligence on the Zetas, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The Zetas are terrorists, not a cartel.”
The Zetas have transformed two Mexican states bordering Texas, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León — including the key industrial city of Monterrey — into a bloody war zone as they have battled their former employers, the Gulf cartel, for control of the territory, law enforcement officials say.
Journalists have been killed or intimidated into silence. Police officers have been killed and corrupted. Politicians have been slain. Entire communities have been evacuated as residents flee for their lives.
Such wholesale bloodletting doesn’t yet characterize the Zetas’ presence in North Texas, although several recent killings carried the hallmarks of cartel violence. But here, as in Mexico, competition among cartels could take a turn for the worse, authorities say.
“I’m not going to predict street violence and turf battles on the streets of Dallas,” said Stamm of the DEA. “There is a fair bit of caution with … these organizations to not mess where they eat in the U.S. distribution markets. But certainly there is a power struggle. … It’s anybody’s guess how that’s going to end, and how much more violence will occur along the way.”
Currently, the Zetas are pitted against a confederation of rival groups, known as Narcos Unidos, which joined forces in an effort to counter the growing power of the Zetas, authorities say


Saturday, 12 March 2011

heavily armed agents arrested members of the 30 Deep gang

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37 gang members were arrested as part of an operation to target the 30 Deep gang. The four-day operation was conducted by the Atlanta Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service and nearly two dozen other agencies.

As part of the operation, heavily armed agents arrested members of the 30 Deep gang and affiliate groups in the Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville and the Cleveland Avenue corridor. Their charges ranged from minor probation violations to felonies. APD Chief George Turner says Atlantans should feel safer because there are fewer gang members on the streets.

"I think we've made a significant reduction in what they can and will be doing."
Law enforcement officers also say the arrests should send a message to area gang members."

Keith Booker is the commander of the U.S. Marshal's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

"If you want to be tough, and you want to be bad, and you want to be in gang, and you commit crimes in Atlanta, then we're going to hunt you down, and we're going to lock you up and you're going to go prison."

Members of the 30 Deep gang are believed to be responsible for smash and grabs, robberies and several murders throughout the Atlanta metro area. Those murders include the shooting death of grant park bartender John Henderson, for which suspected 30 Deep member Jonathan Redding is currently standing trial. Authorities say the crackdown was prompted by a recent attack on a witness in that trial.


Friday, 11 March 2011

These guys aren’t hanging out with choir boys — they’re hanging out with gang members

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“These guys aren’t hanging out with choir boys — they’re hanging out with gang members,” task force commander Keith Booker said. “We conducted numerous interviews with these guys during the operation so we’ll have a database we can go to.”

The teams of heavily armed agents rolled into neighborhoods in convoys of SUVs, hoping to catch gang members at home. But the mission’s logistics curbed much of the surprise. Atlanta police Sgt. Jeffrey Branum, a gang unit supervisor, nodded toward young people on cell phones as his convoy turned off Cleveland Avenue — the territory of Raised on Cleveland, a subset of 30 Deep. “They probably already know we’re here,” he said.

The first raid was a bust — initially. The team fanned out around a tiny house and knocked on the door, while a marshal pointed an AR-15 at a front window. A man answered and marshals Supervisor James Ergas politely asked for permission to check the house. A man said the ex-con was not there but might be at his girlfriend’s in Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood near Turner Field, home turf for 30 Deep.

As team members planned the next raid, they learned one of their 40 targets was strolling up the street toward them. An Atlanta officer couldn’t believe a wanted suspect could be so clueless as a sleepy-eyed Jason Scott looked up, wondering what all the fuss was about. “Talk about walking into a hornet’s nest,” the officer said to a gale of laughter.

The officers had a warrant for Scott, originally arrested in September for burglary, auto theft, robbery and smash-and-grab thefts and released from jail in November, according to Fulton County records.

Throughout the day, some neighbors saw the show of force as overkill. “What did he do, shoot the president?” asked Kenny Johnson, while watching the task force arrest a man in south DeKalb County.

The arrested man, a gang member not on that day’s wanted list, had a warrant from Baltimore on a murder charge. Johnson was surprised to hear that. “We know his mother,” he said.

Ergas said a show of force almost always results in safer operations. “That is why we hardly ever get into any shootings,” he said. “People who think, ‘I might try two police officers if I had a gun,’ see that it is for real. You eliminate the danger.”

Still, a day later, two deputy marshals in St. Louis were shot, one fatally, while trying to capture a suspect.

Late Monday afternoon, residents of a Thomasville Heights apartment complex emptied out of their homes to watch task force members run between the buildings and over the worn lawns. Special Deputy Marshal Josh Thompson and his men headed to Unit 59 hoping to nab Antwuan Cook, believed to be associated with the Pittsburgh Gangsters. He had Atlanta arrest warrants and a Gwinnett County probation violation, officers said.

A pair of blue sneakers hung by the laces over a nearby utility wire, marking gang territory. The complex, officers said, is home turf to gang members who identify with the national Crips, whose color is blue.


rivalry between two gangs, Shanks and Guns, or SG, and the Black Mafia, also known as the Sydenham Boys.

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schoolboy is dead and three teenagers are now facing the prospect of life imprisonment, after what could be yet another tragic case of gang rivalry.

An Old Bailey jury yesterday (March 10) found two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old guilty of the murder of Nicholas Pearton.

Another 16-year-old was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter, while a 14-year-old boy and another 16-year-old boy were acquitted.

Nicholas was stabbed to death on May 5 last year after being chased through Home Park Recreation Ground in Sydenham.



Jurors were told the killing may have been sparked by a rivalry between two gangs, Shanks and Guns, or SG, and the Black Mafia, also known as the Sydenham Boys.

The court heard Nicholas had been with his friends when he received a phone call and then left to go to the park saying “I have to help them” and “SG are there”.

But when he got to the park, his friends, who were members of the Black Mafia, had disappeared and he was left on his own.

Edward Brown, prosecuting, said: “What happened thereafter, as described by one witness who saw the defendants as they ran Nicholas Pearton to the ground and killed him, was a group of men acting 'like animals'.

"An accurate description in the circumstances.”

The court heard that after being stabbed, Nicholas staggered into the MM chicken shop and shut the door behind him.


the "general" behind the confrontation between members of the three gangs - including allies BOE 23 and La Onda and their foes SUR 13

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Gang members understand what being disrespected by rivals requires.

You have to comeback when "they try you," one man explained.

"If you lived the gang lifestyle you'd know this," said Wilson Almendares.

Almendares, an admitted member of the street gang called La Onda, testified Thursday in Hall County Superior Court where Fernando Acosta and Juan Pablo Hurtado are facing charges of fighting as part of a criminal street gang.

The witness shed light on the rival mind set that fueled the June 13 confrontation at Lenox Park Apartments last year. Daniel Adame was killed and Acosta seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle during the fight.

Of the nine people charged in connection with the gang fight, only Juan Villanueva is accused in Adame's death.

His case is scheduled to go to trial next month, also before Superior Court Judge Jason J. Deal.

What Assistant District Attorney Wanda Vance mainly questioned Almendares about were the events leading up to and including the physical battle.

He said a car followed him as he drove alone on two different occasions the day before and hours before the violent 5 a.m. meeting at the apartment complex.

Almendares could not see the other people in the car behind him, yet sensed they were testing his resolve, he said.

"I am thinking they want to fight. At the time, I don't know who it is. I'm angry," Almendares said.

"Are you ready to fight if it comes to that?" Vance asked.

"Yes, ma'am."

He called one person in particular for support. Eliborio Andrade, known by the street name Bone Crusher, agreed.

"Do you have my back if anything goes down?" Almendares said he asked him.

"For backup?" Vance asked.

"Well, yeah, just in case there was a fight," he said.
Almendares said his group canvassed the area near where he'd been followed in hopes of another meeting with the car and its occupants.

They'd given up, he said, and were intent on settling a separate feud when the gangs finally met in the complex parking lot.

Almendares described how men with each side were "throwing up signs" at each other, unique hand gestures that symbolize gangs and are viewed as insults to rivals.

Hurtado was among those throwing signs, the witness said.

Almendares was struck with a bottle that sliced the side of his face and jaw, and he witnessed a foe, Adame, falling to the ground after being struck from behind.

"Did you see what started the fight?"

"Me getting hit by a beer bottle," Almendares said.

Though he testified for the prosecution, his answers were considered key for defense lawyers as well.

Hurtado's lawyer Jerry C. Carter Jr. had billed Almendares in opening statements as the "general" behind the confrontation between members of the three gangs - including allies BOE 23 and La Onda and their foes SUR 13, which Acosta and Hurtado are accused of being a part of.

Carter pressed Almendares on who started the fight, playing for him a taped interview of his statements that conflicted with his testimony. Defense lawyers contend that Adame - a friend of Acosta and Hurtado - was hit first, which prompted the men's reaction to intervene.

Carter and Acosta's lawyer Arturo Corso pressed Almendares' credibility most of all.

At the time of the June 2010 fight, Almendares was on a bond stemming from an aggravated assault charge in 2009.

He said he agreed to be a police informant in exchange for his prison release.

In October, Almendares pleaded guilty to both aggravated assault in the 2009 case and the gang and fight charges stemming from the incident last June.

He received a 20-year sentence to serve four years and promised to testify truthfully against other defendants, according to court documents.

But Corso didn't stop there.

"Have you received anything else as a result of your being an informant?" Corso asked.

"My papers," Almendares said.

Corso asked him to clarify what, if anything, of "value" he received after his bond in 2009.

"I got my (work) permit to stay in the U.S.," Almendares said.

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin today.


Thursday, 10 March 2011

purported member of the Parkway gang is on trial for first- and third-degree murder

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defense theory that Nigel Ali Maitland was firing in self-defense when he allegedly shot and killed 9-year-old Ciara Savage on Mother's Day 2009 was dealt a blow Wednesday morning when a letter from Maitland was read aloud in court.
Writing from prison to his cousin, an alleged member of the Parkway gang, Maitland wrote that he was in a "fall-back" position, apparently regarding members of the south-side gang, "but them b-- n--s went too far."
Mentioning an altercation, he wrote, "That was the last straw. ... I just wish that little girl wasn't hurt by a stray."
Maitland also wrote, "Win, lose or draw, I'm gonna rumble." The letter was read aloud in court by York City Detective Tony Fetrow, who testified a handwriting expert determined Maitland was the writer.
In a second letter to a friend, Maitland wrote that, "I got myself into all this nut s-- by going out and fighting."
The purported member of the Parkway gang is on trial for first- and third-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and illegal gun possession.
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday.


The Original Blood Gang:The angels and demons were fighting on my shoulder, and my head was just exploding

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"The angels and demons were fighting on my shoulder, and my head was just exploding," the man said. His mother came into his room and asked him what was wrong, and he blurted out: "I did something very bad," he said. "I joined a gang, and they want me to kill someone."

"Oh my God," his mother replied, the man testified.

He told his mother he didn't want the police involved, and that he just wanted to "go away" and live with relatives in Florida. But he said his mother got in touch with a friend who worked as a Newport News sheriff's deputy, and he was soon telling all to police.

A female gang member witness testified Wednesday that after not seeing that male gang-member around for a few days, Broward hung a black bandana outside that man's door knob, indicating he should be killed.

Broward, now on trial in Newport News Circuit Court, faces three counts of murder conspiracy and 21 other charges pertaining to gangs, guns and drugs. None of the three killings he's accused of ordering was ever carried out.

According to prosecution witnesses, Broward, accused of being the leader of a gang called "The Original Blood Gang," wanted the three men dead because he thought they had broken into an apartment that he and other gang members shared — while the gang members were at church — and stole $200.

The female gang member testified that though she was then dating another female gang member, Broward would force her to have sex with him, sometimes in front of her partner.

She said Broward would beat her and other members for not following obscure rules, and would require them to play Russian roulette. But she said gang members had planned among themselves to aim the gun over the top of each other's heads, so any bullet fired in the roulette would only "skim" atop their scalp. The gun never fired during the roulette, she said.

Broward refused to attend part of the trial for a couple of hours Wednesday, staying in a holding cell after a recess in the proceedings. Broward's attorney, Jim Ellenson, said his client "believes he's being railroaded."


TEENAGE girl murdered with a machine gun at a fried chicken shop was the innocent victim of a local gangs rivalry

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TEENAGE girl murdered with a machine gun at a fried chicken shop was the innocent victim of a local gangs rivalry, the Old Bailey heard today.
Agnes Sina-Inakouju, 16, died 36 hours after being shot as she waited for pizza in Hackney, east London, in April 2010.
The jury yesterday viewed CCTV footage showing the moment the 16-year-old was fatally shot in the neck.
Agnes was standing inside the shop next to its glass window with friends when the killer, on a bicycle, pulled out a 9mm submachine gun without stopping and fired through the window, the court heard.
A single bullet hit the "popular and successful" schoolgirl in the neck. She collapsed immediately and the killer and his accomplice cycled away as "casually as they arrived", the jury was told.
The two alleged gunmen, Leon Dunkley, 22, and Mohammed Smoured, 21, from Hackney, were part of a gang from nearby London Fields.
Dunkley is accused of shooting the popular schoolgirl and Smoured is accused of acting as a lookout for him. They both deny murder and a firearms charge.
Dunkley and Smoured are on trial alongside two teenagers aged 16, and 17.
One of them was spotted by a police officer throwing a rucksack, containing the gun used to kill Agnes along with a second gun and bullets, into a garden.
Detectives later raided the youngster’s house, which had been used by the gang to store guns and weapons, and recovered a loaded Mac 10 submachine gun, a shotgun and a .38 revolver.


Jymaika S. Hutson admitted to killing Lee in 2007. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and will likely be sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison.

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purported gang member alleged to have killed 24-year-old Tyree E. Lee during a Central District gang rivalry has pleaded guilty to murder.

Changing his plea Monday, Jymaika S. Hutson admitted to killing Lee in 2007. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and will likely be sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison.

Lee, regarded by law enforcement as a member of a Central District street gang, was shot to death outside a friend's home on an April evening in 2007. King County prosecutors contended Hutson killed Lee in part because he believed Lee had shot him months before.

Speaking Tuesday, Hutson's defense attorney James Womack said there was no evidence that his client was involved in a gang at the time of the shooting, and pointed out that Hutson has not admitted to any motive in the shooting.

Womack also noted that much of the prosecution's case rested on a single witness, Gilbert Kinney, who drove Hutson to and from the shooting seen, and may have provided the murder weapon.

On April 28, 2007, officers were called to the 2600 block of East Alder Street following a report of shots.

Police arrived to find Lee had been shot multiple times in the back, torso and legs. He died later that evening at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Witnesses to the shooting told police a white Chevrolet SUV had pulled up as Lee was walking to a friend's home. A passenger, Hutson, got out of the vehicle, drew a pistol and fired at least eight shots at Lee.

One witness told police he heard what would be some of Lee's last words.

"Hey man, I don't have a beef with you," Lee told Hutson, according to the witness.

Hutson then gunned him down.


ringleader of the Manchester OGs street gang sought

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accused of being a ringleader of the Manchester OGs street gang sought Tuesday to be released to his girlfriend's house, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Ervin S. Swearingen ordered him jailed pending trial on drug and weapons charges.

Jeremiah Manghan, 20, was one of five people whose 10 cell phones were tapped as part of a three-month investigation into the OGs. As a result of those taps, surveillance and a series of Thursday morning raids, he faces charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin, possession of heroin, and illegal possession of a gun, a P95 Ruger pistol.

He's one of 29 charged in the takedown of the OGs, billed as one of the city's most violent gangs.

A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent testified at a detention hearing that Mr. Manghan owned two of the tapped cell phones, and had thousands of coded conversations about the sale of heroin. The word "heroin" was never said, but the drug was referred to as "jigs" or "joints," or by brand names like "7 Up" and "Child abuses." Guns were referred to as "burners," and Mr. Manghan once said he'd carried one since age 12.

He had been out on bond on state drug charges stemming from an April arrest, and attorney Charles Porter Jr., assigned to represent him, said he could be released again to confinement at his girlfriend's house.

"That's where he was storing heroin," countered Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig W. Haller. "That's where heroin was found last week. That's where a gun was found last week."

He said Mr. Manghan "sees bond as an opportunity for a volume discount" on his criminal sentences, since he can string along his various cases and then serve time concurrently.

U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton has said that he will vigorously use the federal pre-trial detention option in the OGs' cases.


Mark Totten was called by the prosecution at the trial of Warren Abbey — who, court has heard, had ties to the Malvern Crew.

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teardrop tattoo is a symbol that signifies someone has killed a rival gang member, a gang expert told a murder trial Wednesday.

Mark Totten was called by the prosecution at the trial of Warren Abbey — who, court has heard, had ties to the Malvern Crew.

The Crown has alleged he fatally shot Simeon Peter on Jan. 8, 2004, wrongly thinking he was a member of the rival Galloway Boys street gang. Abbey, 25, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Totten explained that the teardrop tattoo has other meanings, including that someone close to the person bearing the mark has died of natural causes or homicide.

Totten said the tattoo can also indicate someone has served 10 years “of hard time” in a federal prison.

The prosecution is alleging Abbey’s barely-visible teardrop tattoo indicates he killed someone and that he received the mark after Peter was slain.

Crown attorneys Julie Battersby and Kim Motyl alleged Abbey targeted Peter, 19, believing he might be a rival gang member who had terrorized his neighbourhood.

In her opening last month, Battersby said Abbey also had a “personal beef” because he believed Peter was one of several bandits who had robbed him days earlier on New Year’s Eve.

Totten, who has PhD in sociology and concentrated his studies on youth gangs, has been counselling and studying gang members for almost 30 years. Now an internationally renowned expert, Totten gives instructions on gang prevention and intervention at the Canadian Police College.

The prosecution is alleging two other Malvern Crew members, driving in their Honda Accord, spotted Peter but neither had a firearm so they picked up Abbey, who had a gun.

The two associates dropped off Abbey, who followed Peter as he was walking with his girlfriend in broad daylight in the Morningside-Sheppard Aves. area, court heard.

The girlfriend was walking faster than Peter since she was cold and eager to get home. She heard gunshots as bullets pierced Peter’s neck, chest, knee and hip.


charged 10 associates of El Paso's Barrio Azteca street gang

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charged 10 associates of El Paso's Barrio Azteca street gang in connection with the slayings last year of three people connected to the U.S. Consulate in Juárez.
The Department of Justice said 35 members and associates of the gang were named in an indictment on various counts of racketeering, murder, drug charges, money laundering and obstruction of justice.
Ten of the gang members - all from Mexico - were indicted in the deaths last March of Lesley Enriquez Redelfs, 35, who worked for the U.S. Consulate in Juárez, and her husband, Arthur Redelfs, 34, a detention officer for the Sheriff's Office in El Paso, and Jorge Alberto Ceniceros Salcido, 37, whose wife, Hilda Antillon Jimenez, also worked for the U.S. Consulate.
The victims were shot and killed after they left a children's party in Juárez.
"The indictment unsealed today represents our continued action to ensure safety along our Southwest border, to seek justice for victims of violent crime in this region, and to weaken dangerous criminal organizations currently operating in Mexico and the United States," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "These arrests and criminal charges will disrupt Barrio Azteca's current operations, and they reaffirm that we will not tolerate acts of violence against those who serve and protect American citizens. We will continue to stand with our partners in Mexico, and together, build on our unprecedented joint efforts to combat violence and protect


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Migrant groups going gang busters

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Migrant groups going gang busters | The Australian: "LAST week in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, a man alleged to be the 'Mr Big' behind a large ecstasy haul was committed to face trial in a case that provides a fascinating insight into the changing face of organised crime in Australia.

e, the incredibly strange history of ecstasyMagistrate Simon Garnett ruled there was sufficient evidence for a jury to convict Griffith businessman Pasquale Barbaro on six charges, over the seizure of 15 million tablets of ecstasy, weighing 4.4 tonnes and with a street value of more than $440 million, found in tins of tomatoes imported from Italy in 2007. Barbaro is defending the charges.

Apart from the quantity of drugs - which allegedly also included 150kg of cocaine in a later shipment - the most intriguing feature of the case is the list of co-conspirators facing trial. They include people from a range of ethnic backgrounds.

Veteran investigators have observed a significant shift; the boundaries between formerly rival crime groups have dissolved, replaced by a new web of constantly changing alliances. Where once ethnically based crime groups - be they Italian, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern or predominantly Anglo-Saxon bikie gangs - operated independently, today they work hand in hand."

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TEENAGE girl gunned down with a machine gun at a fried chicken shop was the innocent victim of local gang rivalry

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TEENAGE girl gunned down with a machine gun at a fried chicken shop was the innocent victim of local gang rivalry, a court was told today.
The shots were fired completely randomly as two people on bicycles rode past the takeaway without stopping, the Old Bailey heard.

Agnes Sina-Inakoju, 16, was standing inside the shop next to its glass window with friends when the two youths in hoodies allegedly rode up outside.

She dropped to the ground as the gunman opened fire without stopping or checking who was inside after pulling out a 9mm sub-machine gun, the court heard.

'Cold-blooded'

The killers then rode away from the Hoxton Chicken and Pizza Shop in Hoxton, North London, as she fought for life with a bullet wound to her neck.

She died two days later in hospital.

Prosecutor Simon Denison QC said: "It was as callous and cold-blooded as it could be, carried out in broad daylight in a busy street.

"Agnes Sina-Inakoju appears to have been the innocent victim of an on-going rivalry between gangs in that part of London.

"The gun that was used to kill her was one of a number of guns that lay in the hands of a gang that were rivals of a gang in Hoxton."

Alleged gunman, Leon Dunkley, and his lookout Mohammed Smoured, were members of the London Fields gang, it is claimed.

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woman who drove the shooter and three other people away from the scene of a gang-related homicide in April on Madison's East Side was sentenced Monday

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The woman who drove the shooter and three other people away from the scene of a gang-related homicide in April on Madison's East Side was sentenced Monday to four years in prison.
The sentence for Karen Giron-Cruz, 20, was the longest that Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi has handed down among the three people convicted in the case so far.
Giron-Cruz pleaded no contest in December to felony murder for the April 28 shooting death of Antonio Perez, 19, who was taking a break outside work at Webcrafters when he was confronted by four males about his gang affiliation.
According to a criminal complaint, one of them, Ivan Mateo-Lozenzo, 21, shot Perez. He remains at large, along with Giron-Cruz's boyfriend, Billy Wenner-Say, 24. Both are charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
Sumi also ordered Giron-Cruz to spend four years on extended supervision, in the event that she is not deported by federal immigration authorities after her release from prison.
Based on her record in school and in juvenile court, Sumi said, it is readily apparent that Giron-Cruz has "close rehabilitative needs" and that there is a strong need to punish her for her role in the shooting and to consider the public's safety.
Sumi said that despite what Giron-Cruz has maintained, it isn't credible to believe that she did not know there was a gun in the car or what might happen when the group confronted Perez.
Defense lawyer Terry Frederick described Giron-Cruz as a follower who has a low IQ and has in the past been determined to be cognitively disabled.
"Her mother says she has the mind of a little girl and is easily manipulated," Frederick said.
But Assistant District Attorney Corey Stephan said she was long fascinated with gangs and knew exactly what was going on.
"She knew something was going to happen that night and she was a willing participant," he said.
Victor E. Prado-Velasquez, 17, was sentenced in November to two years in prison for his role in the shooting, while Franklin Yanez, 16, received eight years of adult probation and two years in a juvenile correctional facility, both after pleading no contest to felony murder.:Text may be subject to copyright.This blog does not claim copyright to any such text. Copyright remains with the original copyright holder


One of the victims of a double murder in Northern Ireland had been charged with the killing of a teenager ten years ago.

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One of the victims of a double murder in Northern Ireland had been charged with the killing of a teenager ten years ago.

He was named locally as Hugh McGeough who was found dead in his home with partner Jacqueline McCartney in Craigavon, County Armagh on Monday evening.

Detectives are now working on a number of theories in relation to the fatal shooting including a possible link to drug gangs in the north Armagh area. Both victims had sustained gunshot wounds to the head and their bodies were discovered by the couple's son.

McGeough had been charged over the killing of Peter McNally in the Westacres estate in Craigavon in October 2001.

McGeough and another local man later admitted wounding the teenager, who was shot dead by two masked gunmen as he slept.

Six years later in November 2007 a Craigavon drug dealer with links to loyalist paramilitaries was accused of threatening to kill McGeough and a number of McGeough's associates in Legahory in a row over weapons.

The man was later jailed for assaulting an associate of McGeough and possessing a baton.

There was a heavy police presence in the area on Monday night, with one report suggesting a number of young men were "patrolling" around the police cordon.

The local PSNI station is only around 200 yards from the scene of the double murder. The Craigavon and Lurgan area is a known stronghold for the Continuity IRA but there is also a significant number of people involved in non-paramilitary gangs.

Sinn Féin, the SDLP and the Democratic Unionists all condemned those behind the killing and called for local people to co-operate with the police murder inquiry. A local independent councillor Kieran Corr said had spoken to members of the murdered woman's family and said they had been "devastated" over the killings.:Text may be subject to copyright.This blog does not claim copyright to any such text. Copyright remains with the original copyright holder


$500,000 reward for the capture of two alleged members of the notorious Spanish Town-based Klansman gangs

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E police yesterday put up a $500,000 reward for the capture of two alleged members of the notorious Spanish Town-based Klansman gangs.
The reward is being offered for Navardo Hodges, otherwise called 'Dee Jay' and Amal Roman, otherwise called 'Satan'.

These photographs, supplied by the Jamaica Constabulary Force yesterday, show Navardo Hodges (left) and Amal Roman.
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"These gang members are considered armed and dangerous and should be approached with great caution. They are known to frequent the areas of Hopeful Village, Lakes Pen, March Pen Road, De la Vega City and Quarry Hill in Spanish Town and Portmore, St Catherine," the police said in a release yesterday.
Hodges, 21, is said to be of dark complexion, slim build and about 173 centimetres (5' 8") tall with thick lips. While, Roman is 24 years old, of dark complexion, slim build and about 183 centimetres (six feet) tall with scars to his chest, chin and right hand.
The police have urged persons with information as to their whereabouts to contact Kingfish at 811, Police Control at 119, and Crime Stop at 311.
The reward for capture of the alleged gang members came hours after the Jamaica Constabulary Force raised threat levels against its members to extremely high, especially in St Catherine, saying it had received reports of possible attacks from members of the gang said to be aligned to the Opposition People's National Party.
"Police personnel are being asked by the High Command to exercise great care while on and off duty and to take all necessary precautions to protect themselves and their colleagues from attacks," a statement from the police high command said.
The statement warned of imminent danger, especially in the St Catherine North, St Catherine South, and Clarendon police divisions where three men alleged to be key members of the gang — described as one of the deadliest in the country — were cut down over the weekend.
In the first incident on Saturday, alleged Klansman enforcer Donovan Topping, aka 'Don Topping', was shot dead by police in Manchester. A day later two other men were cut down and another injured during a gun battle between police and gunmen in Old Harbour, St Catherine.
Reports are that at about 1:00 pm, police went to Gutters in Old Harbour after receiving reports that a group of suspicious looking men were seen in the community.
The police alleged that on reaching the area they saw the group of men who opened fire at them.
They said a shoot-out ensued during which three men from the group were shot, two fatally. Two other men escaped.
A 9-mm pistol and approximately 25 9-mm rounds of ammunition were allegedly seized.


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Guilty plea in slaying of Seattle gang leader

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Solved: Guilty plea in slaying of Seattle gang leader: "On the eve of trial, a purported gang member alleged to have killed 24-year-old Tyree E. Lee during a Central District gang rivalry has pleaded guilty to murder.

Changing his plea Monday, Jymaika S. Hutson admitted to killing Lee in 2007. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and will likely be sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison.

On April 28, 2007, officers were called to the 2600 block of East Alder Street following a report of shots.

Police arrived to find Lee had been shot multiple times in the back, torso and legs. He died later that evening at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Witnesses to the shooting told police a white Chevrolet SUV had pulled up as Lee was walking to a friend's home. A passenger, Hutson, got out of the vehicle, drew a pistol and fired at least eight shots at Lee.

One witness told police he heard what would be some of Lee's last words.

'Hey man, I don't have a beef with you,' Lee told Hutson, according to the witness.

Hutson then gunned him down.

Police were able to trace the car to Gilbert Kinney, Hutson's co-defendant, who'd previously pleaded guilty to rendering criminal assistance."

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Gun battles between rival gangs have killed 18 people in a north-eastern Mexican town

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Gun battles between rival gangs have killed 18 people in a north-eastern Mexican town, a day after seven police officers and an inmate died in an ambush of a convoy transporting prisoners in the west of the country.

The fighting in Abasolo erupted on Monday morning and left at least 18 people dead, according to the Tamaulipas state government. The shooting came a month after a further 18 people died in the nearby town of Padilla, several of them innocent bystanders.

Tamaulipas has been wracked by a turf war between the Zetas and Gulf cartels, and information on violence in some of the smaller towns is notoriously scarce. Often official confirmation does not come for hours or days, leaving residents to cower in their homes and communicate through social media.

Tamaulipas residents sent Twitter messages about Monday's shootings hours before the government confirmed the bloodshed. Tweets warned people to stay indoors while others demanded official information. Under constant threat from drug gangs, the Tamaulipas state media often ignore drug-gang violence completely.

In north-western Sinaloa state, meanwhile, gunmen swarmed a convoy transporting two prisoners, shredding three police vehicles with bullets and killing seven officers and one inmate, according to the Sinaloa state attorney general, Marco Antonio Higuera. Six officers and the second inmate were wounded.

Attackers travelling in about 20 vehicles caught the police convoy in a crossfire on Sunday near the city of Guasave.:Text may be subject to copyright.This blog does not claim copyright to any such text. Copyright remains with the original copyright holder


police are looking for Ricky Loven Dean, 26, a known Gangster Disciples gang member,

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police are looking for Ricky Loven Dean, 26, a known Gangster Disciples gang member, after a Sunday shooting that left a black man in his 20's hospitalized in stable but critical condition.

Police say the victim was shot in the Hunt Club's parking lot about 1:51 a.m.

This is the second time since November that someone has been shot at the nightclub located at 1900 N. 31st Ave. On Nov. 14, three University of Southern Mississippi football players were shot in the nightclub's parking lot.

Dean is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 178 pounds.

Authorities do not know if the shooting was gang related.

"We have to wait until we can talk to the victim and see what he's able to tell us," said HPD Sgt. Allen Murray.

He added authorities also want to speak with Dean, and any other witnesses.

Murray said witnesses told police that Dean left the club's parking lot in a white Chevrolet Tahoe. Murray added police may be looking for more gunmen. He said the initial scene was confusing in the crowded parking lot.

"Officers were in the area and heard shots fired," Murray said. "Additional officers responded. Patrons were leaving the club and the parking lot was completely packed with vehicles and people."

He said as police were trying to identify a shooter or shooters in the crowd, they found the victim.

"When officers ran across the victim, there was still a large amount of vehicles and people in the parking lot. It was chaotic," Murray explained. "It was good they were able to identify a victim as quickly as they did."

Police say the victim was shot twice in the chest region with what was believed to be a small caliber pistol.

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Finks bikie jailed over CCC contempt

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Finks bikie jailed over CCC contempt  "A fifth member of the Finks bikie gang has been jailed for two years for refusing to answer questions at a secret hearing of WA's Corruption and Crime Commission.

47-year-old Steven Wallace was found guilty of being in contempt of the CCC which was investigating a violent brawl between the Finks and the Coffin Cheaters at the Kwinana motorplex in October last year.

Wallace had to have some of his fingers re attached after they were severed in the fight.

Four other Finks were sentenced two years jail earlier this year.

Wallace will be eligible for release in 2012 but he may not be freed because the contempt breached his parole on a 15 year sentence for importing heroin into Victoria."

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Bikie hospitalised in ambush

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Bikie hospitalised in ambush : "bikie gang member is in hospital after being ambushed on a street in Sydney's south-west overnight.

Police say the Rebels club member stopped at a red light at Revesby, when he was thrown from his motorbike and bashed with what is thought to have been a tyre lever.

A jacket displaying his club colours was stolen along with his mobile phone.

The 52-year-old is in a stable condition with head, chest and neck injuries.

Police are looking for three attackers."

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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Milton Woolf, 55, of St John's Wood, and Jacqueline Swan, 47, of Barnet, offered anonymity to criminals, who opened boxes ranging from single drawers to walk-in storerooms

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Milton Woolf, 55, of St John's Wood, and Jacqueline Swan, 47, of Barnet, offered anonymity to criminals, who opened boxes ranging from single drawers to walk-in storerooms. Among more than £500 million of assets seized by police were gems, crack cocaine and heroin, elephant tusks, child abuse images and £56 million cash.

Five handguns were recovered in raids on the centres in Park Lane, Hampstead and Edgware, including Glock pistols owned by contract killers.

The three branches of Safe Deposit Centres Limited were stormed by 500 police in June 2008 after a two-year investigation into money laundering codenamed Operation Rize. Officers spent two weeks cutting open 6,717 safety deposit boxes, of which 3,500 were investigated. About 40 per cent were linked to criminality.

As a result of investigations into the contents of the boxes, 250 people have faced the courts. Thirty have been convicted of criminal offences and others have had criminal assets seized.

Paedophile Michael Geraghty, the director of a sex shop, stashed child porn in a box at the Park Lane branch and was jailed for 15 months. International jewel thief Yuri Harris, 49, of Hove, used the Hampstead branch to hide more than £100,000 in various currencies. He was jailed for seven years last March. In 1993 a drug dealer, who has not been named, opened a box using the pseudonym "Mr White".

He murdered a rival and was jailed in 1994, but it was only in 2008, when his box was opened that police found the gun he used. Woolf, who was born in South Africa, pleaded guilty to 14 offences including money laundering and possession of a firearm at Southwark crown court. Swan pleaded guilty to seven counts of failing to disclose money laundering. A third director, Leslie Sieff, 63, of Willesden, admitted possessing counterfeit US dollars and was fined £1,000.:Text may be subject to copyright.This blog does not claim copyright to any such text. Copyright remains with the original copyright holder


Coffin Cheaters agree to tear down Bayswater fortress walls

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Coffin Cheaters agree to tear down Bayswater fortress walls"THE Coffin Cheaters bikie gang has agreed to remove fortifications from their Bayswater clubhouse, avoiding a stand-off with police and lengthy court battle.

Today, police announced that Cheetah Investments Pty Ltd, the owner of the Coffin Cheaters' Raleigh Rd clubhouse, had accepted conditions set out in a fortifications removal notice.

Under the directive, WA's biggest bikie gang must remove sleepers from the front wall of the Bayswater headquarters and replace the fixtures with steel mesh or see-through material.

The gang has also been ordered to remove the small front gate and replace it with steel mesh and an unlockable gate so the courtyard and public areas are accessible.

In addition, external surveillance cameras which monitor the street must be removed and hardwood internal doors replaced with ``normal'' interior doors."

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