Jury Orders Mongols Biker Club to Forfeit Its Logo, the ‘Holy of Holies’

SANTA ANA, Calif. — For its members, a motorcycle club’s logo is both sacred and hard-earned, the banner under which its brand of rugged brotherhood and individualism exist.

But in a setback to the future of one of the country’s most notorious biker groups, a federal jury in California on Friday found that the Mongols motorcycle club must forfeit its rights to the trademarked Genghis Khan-style emblem that identifies the organization.

The jury’s verdict — which concluded the second phase of a wide-ranging eight-week racketeering trial in which jurors also branded the Mongols a criminal enterprise — was not the final word. The group’s lawyers have filed a motion for acquittal and the presiding judge, who in the past has ruled in favor of the Mongols, said he would not immediately order the club to forfeit the logo until he has a chance to review the club’s arguments and consider their free speech rights.

3 Allegedly Illegal Alien MS-13 Gang Members Reportedly Stab High School Classmate, Police Say

A 16-year-old was stabbed after he left a Long Island Burger King on January 9, allegedly by three classmates who entered the country illegally and are connected to the dangerous MS-13 gang.

The victim told police he and his friends were at the restaurant when six other classmates, including the three suspects, entered and stared at them, according to ABC 7.

“Feeling uncomfortable, the victim and a friend left, and the three gang members followed them, wielding bats and knives, police said,” ABC 7 reported. “An altercation broke out in the parking lot, and that's when 19-year-old Ramon Arevalo Lopez allegedly stabbed the victim in the back. Another 16-year-old boy suffered a minor injury in the fight.”

Police: 'MS-13 associate' pays gang $100 to have sex with trafficked 14-year-old girl

WHEATON, Md. (ABC7) — On Monday, an alleged MS-13 associate is scheduled to be tried in Montgomery County Circuit Court for reportedly paying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl, and then blackmailing the teen with compromising video he took of her.

According to court documents obtained by ABC7, the girl was a human trafficking victim within the ‘Pinos Locos’ clique of MS-13, which made the suburban town of Wheaton its hub for illegal dealings.

Detectives explain the girl worked as a cocktail waitress at Lilly’s Restaurant in downtown Wheaton. Her primary duty there was to “conduct cocaine and marijuana sales, and serve alcohol to customers,” a high-ranking MS-13 member would ultimately tell detectives in exchange for more favorable treatment. “A lot of money was made for her services.”

Judge offers alleged MS-13 leader known as 'Reaper' 15-year deal

A Nassau County judge Friday offered the alleged MS-13 gang East Coast leader a deal to spend 15 years behind bars on New York drug trafficking and conspiracy charges after learning he’s now also facing a federal racketeering case in Maryland.

The Nassau district attorney’s office has accused Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, 36, of carrying out major drug trafficking as well as conspiring on Long Island to commit murder in his alleged role as the transnational gang’s eastern region kingpin.

The New Jersey man is among 17 defendants named in a January 2018 indictment that local prosecutors said delivered a heavy blow to the gang’s infrastructure after a probe that included a $1 million heroin seizure and the foiling of murder plots involving a Long Island clique of the gang.

Convicted Baltimore heroin dealers headed back to trial for allegedly beating courthouse marshals

Three convicted heroin dealers from Baltimore are headed back to court for allegedly throwing punches and elbows at federal agents during a drug trial last year.

Brandon Wilson, 24, Taurus Tillman, 29, and John Harrison, 28, appeared in U.S. District Court in Baltimore Friday, where each pleaded not guilty to assaulting a federal officer.

Prosecutors say Harrison punched and elbowed a U.S. Marshal while the prisoner was being escorted from the courtroom during his drug trial. Tillman tried to help Harrison and began “vigorously punching” another marshal in the head, prosecutors wrote in charging documents.

Black Guerilla Family gang members indicted in 2016 triple homicide in Pa

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Eleven people have been indicted for the June 25, 2016, shooting deaths of three people near Mercersburg.

Those charged are Kevin Coles, Devin Dickerson, Torey White, Christopher Johnson, Jerell Adgebesan, Kenyatta Corbett, Michael Buck, Nicholas Preddy, Johnnie Jenkins-Armstrong, Terrance Lawson and Tyrone Armstrong, according to a copy of the Dec. 20 indictment obtained by Herald-Mail Media.

Some are charged directly with the homicides, while others are charged with helping the alleged perpetrators avoid being apprehended by authorities.

Prosecutors in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania allege gang members sought to kill Wendy Chaney, a Washington County drug informant. The group allegedly tied the 39-year-old woman's hands with plastic zip ties, then shot her and set her body on fire.