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August 25, 1991 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a decade, Hells Angels spokesman George Christie Jr. has cultivated the image of an upstanding citizen whose motorcycle gang has been harassed by law enforcement and whose own Ventura chapter is squeaky clean. Christie ran a leg of the Olympic Torch charity relay in 1984. He hosted a barbecue for jurors after his murder-for-hire acquittal in 1987. He was a guest speaker in Ventura high school and college classes last year on the ethics of journalists and prosecutors.
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December 5, 2003 | Carol Pogash, Special to the Times
One day after the arrests of dozens of members of the Hells Angels, the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revealed Thursday that two law enforcement officials had gone undercover posing as members of the organization for more than two years. An undercover ATF agent, described by a spokesman as "an outstanding individual," became "a full-patched member" of the Hells Angels.
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May 8, 1998 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Searches of the homes of a local Hells Angels leader and his estranged wife were illegal and evidence seized during this week's raids would be thrown out of court if drug possession charges are ever filed against them, a prominent Los Angeles defense attorney said Thursday.
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December 4, 2003 | Jia-Rui Chong and Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writers
A two-year investigation led Wednesday to the arrests of 57 Hells Angels members and associates in five Western states on suspicion of firearms violations, narcotics trafficking, possession of stolen explosives and organized criminal activity.
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March 3, 1999 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing to gather evidence in what has stretched into a 10-month investigation of Ventura County Hells Angels President George Christie Jr., prosecutors on Tuesday searched the Ventura home of Christie's mother and the house and law office of his daughter. In early morning raids, authorities seized computers and personal and business records from Christie's 79-year-old mother, Georgia, and 26-year-old daughter, Moriya.
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March 3, 1999 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing to gather evidence in what has stretched into a 10-month investigation of local Hells Angels President George Christie Jr., prosecutors on Tuesday searched the Ventura home of Christie's mother and the house and law office of his daughter. In early morning raids, authorities seized computers and personal and business records from Christie's 79-year-old mother, Georgia, and 26-year-old daughter, Moriya.
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March 14, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Indicted Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. is trying to bail out of Ventura County Jail with a little help from his neighbors. Christie, 53, proprietor of the Ink House tattoo and body-piercing parlor, is asking other Main Street merchants to vouch for his character Friday when he seeks a cut in his $1-million bail. "His attorney, Anthony Brooklier, will be going to court . . .
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August 4, 2003 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
For the second consecutive year, Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. was denied entry into the Ventura County Fair for attempting to violate a controversial event policy banning gang attire and gang tattoos. Christie, 56, arrived at the Ventura fairgrounds about 5 p.m. Saturday with his wife and three children. When he tried to buy a ticket, a fair employee told him he would first have to remove his leather Hells Angels vest and cover his club tattoo.
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May 7, 1998 | DARYL KELLEY and CHRIS CHI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Local Hells Angels president George Christie Jr. and his estranged wife have been arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession after investigators raided their separate Ventura homes, finding a small amount of cocaine in Christie's night stand and large amounts of drugs and cash in his wife's hillside condo. Dist. Atty. Michael D.
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January 10, 2002 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After nearly a year in custody, Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. walked out of Ventura County Jail on Wednesday morning when a judge ruled he could use $2 million in property put up by supporters to post bail. Christie, who will remain under house arrest until his trial on drug and racketeering charges, left carrying a plastic bag with his personal possessions. He was greeted by his girlfriend, Nikki Nicoletto. "I feel great," Christie said. "I feel like a million dollars."
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August 4, 2003 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
For the second consecutive year, Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. was denied entry into the Ventura County Fair for attempting to violate a controversial event policy banning gang attire and gang tattoos. Christie, 56, arrived at the Ventura fairgrounds about 5 p.m. Saturday with his wife and three children. When he tried to buy a ticket, a fair employee told him he would first have to remove his leather Hells Angels vest and cover his club tattoo.
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July 11, 2003 | Tracy Wilson, Times Staff Writer
After agreeing to allow Hells Angels to wear their biker attire, the Ventura County Fair board has reversed itself and now says the motorcycle club's members must remove their black leather vests emblazoned with the group's trademark winged skull if they want to attend this year's event. The board unanimously voted Thursday to reinstate a dress-code policy that bans gang attire. The policy identifies more than 20 groups as criminal street gangs, including the Hells Angels.
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January 4, 2003 | Holly Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Hells Angels member William "Gunner" Wolf, one of 28 people charged in a sweeping indictment against the motorcycle club, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail for his role in narcotics sales. Wolf, 32, pleaded guilty to five felonies, including selling the prescription drug Vicodin, possessing the club drug Ecstasy for sale and insurance fraud. In exchange for his plea, several dozen additional drug charges were dropped, attorneys said.
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June 12, 2002 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 25-year-old Hells Angels member from Ventura County was fatally shot in Arizona, and authorities are investigating whether the homicide was linked to an ongoing power struggle between two biker gangs. Joshua William Harber, a lifelong county resident who worked as a mason and lived in Oak View, was shot once in the cheek about 12:15 a.m. Saturday outside the Coyote Wild Bar & Grill in Cave Creek, police said. He died later that day at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix.
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April 18, 2002 | TRACY WILSON and DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
National Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to three years' probation for conspiring to sell drugs after a Ventura judge refused prosecutors' last-minute plea for prison time. As he left court, the 54-year-old Christie denied he had sold prescription drugs and told reporters he only pleaded guilty to spare his family prosecution.
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March 21, 2002 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Ventura County law enforcement officials hailed the drug-sale convictions of national Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. and his associates, defense lawyers questioned Wednesday whether the criminal case and its end result were worth the hefty cost. The district attorney's office spent five years building a drug-and-racketeering case against Christie and two dozen members and associates of his motorcycle club.
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March 27, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jailed Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. lost his bid for freedom Monday when a Superior Court judge called his alleged sale of drugs to teenagers "awful" and refused to lower his $1-million bail. Christie, 53, is charged with running a criminal gang that stole drugs from a Los Angeles Air Force base clinic and peddled them to high school students. "I have to accept that the charges are true," Judge Arturo Gutierrez said at a bail hearing. "[If so, that] is awful, targeting minors."
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March 20, 2002 | DARYL KELLEY, DAVID KELLY and TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
National Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to sell drugs and no contest to filing a false tax return, capping the longest and most expensive criminal case in Ventura County history. Christie, 54, his ex-wife and 25-year-old son all entered pleas in Superior Court in Ventura after cutting deals that end with the dismissal of most of the counts against them.
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March 6, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Indicted Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr., who is being held under house arrest on drug and racketeering charges, will be allowed to attend his mother's funeral. Christie, 54, obtained a court order permitting him to attend the services this week. He will be escorted by his attorney. Christie, his ex-wife, their 25-year-old son and several members of the Ventura chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club were indicted last year.
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