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March 14, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the 2 Freeway. Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice resident Manuel Martin , who suffered a gunshot wound to his chest on Oct. 8, 2008, as he rode alongside another motorcyclist, authorities said. Clayborne and Gonzalez were also found guilty of trying to kill the other motorcyclist, Ronald Hamburg, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office told the Glendale News-Press . HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Martin and Hamburg had been at a bar with Clayborne and Gonzalez before the shooting, authorities said.
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March 14, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the 2 Freeway. Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice resident Manuel Martin , who suffered a gunshot wound to his chest on Oct. 8, 2008, as he rode alongside another motorcyclist, authorities said. Clayborne and Gonzalez were also found guilty of trying to kill the other motorcyclist, Ronald Hamburg, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office told the Glendale News-Press . HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Martin and Hamburg had been at a bar with Clayborne and Gonzalez before the shooting, authorities said.
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October 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Police say the man suspected of killing the leader of the San Francisco Hells Angels chapter has turned himself in. San Francisco police say Christopher Ablett, 37, of Modesto, who was wanted in the slaying of Hells Angels leader Mark Guardado, 46, surrendered in Oklahoma on Saturday. Police say Guardado was shot outside a San Francisco bar Sept. 2. Police have not said what the motive for the killing may have been. They say Ablett was a member of the rival Mongols Motorcycle Club.
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June 22, 2012 | John M. Glionna
Out among the desert scrub brush, this quiet Las Vegas suburb is already sweating the coming weekend invasion -- not high-plains wanderers or tourists per se, but leather-clad, tattooed motorcycle riders. Hundreds of them. On Friday, the infamous Mongols Motorcycle Club will begin a three-day national meeting in this town of about 15,000 founded during the Depression to house laborers who built Hoover Dam. Folks here have long prided themselves on holding off the mayhem of the Las Vegas sprawl just over the hill.
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May 20, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of federal agents and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies fanned out over three states Friday to drop an investigative net over the Mongols motorcycle club, arresting at least 42 people in Southern California and seizing dozens of illegal guns, cocaine and stolen motorcycles, they said. The crackdown was the culmination of a perilous, 2 1/2-year investigation in which an undercover federal agent joined the club and rose into its executive ranks, officials of the U.S.
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June 22, 2012 | John M. Glionna
Out among the desert scrub brush, this quiet Las Vegas suburb is already sweating the coming weekend invasion -- not high-plains wanderers or tourists per se, but leather-clad, tattooed motorcycle riders. Hundreds of them. On Friday, the infamous Mongols Motorcycle Club will begin a three-day national meeting in this town of about 15,000 founded during the Depression to house laborers who built Hoover Dam. Folks here have long prided themselves on holding off the mayhem of the Las Vegas sprawl just over the hill.
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July 17, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Determined to prevent the Mongols motorcycle club from using a Lancaster motel to host its annual meeting this weekend, the city's mayor has taken steps to shut down the establishment. Mayor R. Rex Parris said the members of the Mongols, which law enforcement agencies consider a violent biker gang, are not welcome in Lancaster because they "are engaged in domestic terrorism . . . and they kill our children."
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June 26, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - They have names such as the Mongols, Stray Cats, Vagos and Bandidos, and they're fighting mad. Several biker groups have sued Las Vegas and North Las Vegas police in federal court over civil rights violations, alleging systematic harassment by police. The lawsuit was filed one day after members of the Mongols motorcycle group wrapped up a three-day national meeting in suburban Boulder City that brought police out in force to keep the peace. In papers filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, an attorney representing members of the Mongols and other clubs allege that law enforcement pressured bars and hotels in Las Vegas to cancel events with members of the Mongols and the Vagos.
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July 12, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU
A civilian California Highway Patrol dispatcher accused of illegally accessing a law enforcement database for a biker gang has pleaded guilty, prosecutors said Tuesday. Bruce Paul Boysen, 40, of Sunland pleaded guilty Monday to one count of unauthorized computer access, a felony with a maximum sentence of three years in state prison, Deputy Dist. Atty. John Gilligan said. But by not going to trial, Boysen is expected to receive a 180-day jail sentence and probation.
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July 1, 2011 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge has rejected a bid by prosecutors to seize the Mongols motorcycle gang's name and trademarked logo of a ponytailed man riding a chopper, according to a ruling made public Thursday. Prosecutors sought to strip the notorious gang of its name and logo as part of a sweeping criminal indictment three years ago that accused 79 Mongols members from six states of murder, assault, drug trafficking and robbery. Prosecutors asked the judge to bar Mongol members from using, distributing or wearing the name and logo, arguing that they were very closely associated with the gang and that removing them would prevent the Mongols from operating.
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July 17, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Determined to prevent the Mongols motorcycle club from using a Lancaster motel to host its annual meeting this weekend, the city's mayor has taken steps to shut down the establishment. Mayor R. Rex Parris said the members of the Mongols, which law enforcement agencies consider a violent biker gang, are not welcome in Lancaster because they "are engaged in domestic terrorism . . . and they kill our children."
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October 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Police say the man suspected of killing the leader of the San Francisco Hells Angels chapter has turned himself in. San Francisco police say Christopher Ablett, 37, of Modesto, who was wanted in the slaying of Hells Angels leader Mark Guardado, 46, surrendered in Oklahoma on Saturday. Police say Guardado was shot outside a San Francisco bar Sept. 2. Police have not said what the motive for the killing may have been. They say Ablett was a member of the rival Mongols Motorcycle Club.
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May 20, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of federal agents and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies fanned out over three states Friday to drop an investigative net over the Mongols motorcycle club, arresting at least 42 people in Southern California and seizing dozens of illegal guns, cocaine and stolen motorcycles, they said. The crackdown was the culmination of a perilous, 2 1/2-year investigation in which an undercover federal agent joined the club and rose into its executive ranks, officials of the U.S.
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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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