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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Three Months after MONGOLS Gang Planned Rally At Pechanga; RAIDED

UPDATE: A federal judge in Los Angeles has barred the Mongols motorcycle gang from wearing or distributing its trademarked logo after authorities arrested dozens of its members in six states.
U.S. District Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper granted an injunction requested by prosecutors Wednesday that prohibits gang members, their family members and associates from wearing, licensing, selling or distributing the logo.


In a story we wrote about HERE, the Mongols were going to use Pechanga Casino as a rally point, having some friends there.

Yesterday they were raided by ATF and other Feds:

More than 1,000 heavily armed federal agents and local police fanned out across Southern California and cities in five other states early this morning, arresting dozens of members of the notorious Mongols motorcycle gang on federal racketeering charges.But the most lasting blow to the San Gabriel Valley-based bikers may be down the road: In an unusual maneuver, the feds are also seeking to seize control of the Mongols' trademarked name, which is typically accompanied by its cherished insignia -- a ponytailed Genghis Khan-like figure riding a chopper.

Welcome to those who are looking for NEWS on the raid of the MONGOLS Motorcycle Gang

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

On the other thread about the Monguls a few months ago a wife of a Mongol member said they weren't a gang but just a club.

Below is from the article about the arrests yesterday and they sound like a violent criminal gang to me!

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mongols22-2008oct22,0,754213.story

More than 1,000 heavily armed federal agents and local police fanned out across Southern California and cities in five other states early this morning, arresting dozens of members of the notorious Mongols motorcycle gang on federal racketeering charges

In addition to racketeering, the Mongols are charged with committing violent crimes -- including murder -- drug trafficking, weapons offenses and money laundering. They used guns, knives, brass knuckles, lead pipes and steel-toed boots to impose their will, often on rivals such as the Hells Angels, but also on unsuspecting members of the public who happened to cross their paths, according to a 177-page indictment unsealed this morning.

The Mongols fund their organization largely through the sale of methamphetamine, according to the indictment. Undercover agents documented dozens of alleged drug deals ranging in quantity from a few grams to half a kilo. Many of the alleged sales were made to undercover agents or confidential informants cooperating with authorities, the indictment states.

But violence seemed to be at the heart of the Mongols' existence.

One undercover agent said he was told early in his effort to infiltrate the gang that he "must be willing to kill and die for the Mongols if he wanted to join the organization."

Anonymous said...

Sad, but even if these guys are convicted of these serious crimes, they still may find a way to run their empire from jail.

Meth is a tool of the devil that has destroyed so many lives and the fact that it appears they are probably going to be charged with murder makes it seem that 40 years in prision is a light sentence.

I wonder if any Pechanga money has found its way to this horrible organization?

After all, one of our resident sex offenders Ronnie Rivera reportedly is a buddy of theirs

Go to the Megan's law Web site and put in the name Ronald Rivera of Temecula and you will see what I mean.

Some of the allegations against the Mongols are some sick sexual rituals so I guess Ronnie would fit in with them pretty good.

Anonymous said...

While I'm not a Mongols fan, this seems to be not legal to take control of copyrighted trademarks.

Anonymous said...

How long before the Feds drop that bomb on Pechanga for RICO ACT violations?