Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Justin Primmer - "I hate the Hells Angels"- Update

Justin Primmer has been behind bars for more than three years without knowing his sentence — but that will change this spring. The former mixed marital arts fighter will find out May 29 if he will face an indeterminate sentence as a dangerous offender, a long-term offender designation that would require a community supervision order after serving a sentence, or a prison term.

The dangerous offender hearing that began last fall has touched on many conflicting themes. There was evidence Primmer associated with the Hells Angels when he was out of jail, and recently converted to Islam behind bars. He amassed a long record for violence while in the community, but has been a model prisoner.

Primmer has an anti-social personality disorder. All of the psychiatrists who assessed him said he was a high risk to re-offend.
When pressed by police about his outlaw biker connections, Justin Primmer tried to be firm. “I used to,” he said “I actually hate the Hells Angels, if you want to know. I used to be in that life but I got out.”

But there’s a lot to suggest that the former amateur mixed martial arts fighter was very happily connected to the London chapter of the Hells Angels. Primmer is in the sentencing phase for four convictions related to a former girlfriend in 2013. Primmer has much violence in his past, including a conviction for manslaughter in the death of a Stratford man in 2004.
Also on his very long criminal record is a conviction for assault causing bodily harm for injuries suffered by Desiree Gallagher, 23, of Brantford.

She fell from a seventh floor balcony at Primmer’s apartment building in May 2013. Gallagher suffered catastrophic injuries from the fall, but there wasn’t evidence to link Primmer to her plunge. What Primmer did have were cellphone photos of Gallagher taken in the hours before her fall with injuries to her face and body. Gallagher was left with permanent injuries that left her blind and in a wheelchair. She died in 2015.
The dangerous offender hearing is to determine how much risk Primmer poses to the community. If he meets the test, he could be jailed indefinitely.

Primmer was pictured at the London Hells Angels’ clubhouse, often wearing Hells Angels support gear. With him were high-ranking members of the biker hierarchy, including president Rob 'Teflon Biker' Barletta and sergeant-at-arms Dave 'The Hammer' MacDonald. In several photos, the bikers have an arm around Primmer’s shoulders. Bikers will decline to have anyone touch them unless they’re an associate of the club.

He has a tattoo very similar to official biker gang tattoos. A biker must be a full-patch member for at least a year before getting a club tattoo.

Rob 'Teflon Biker' Barletta

Monday, February 27, 2017

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo - The Real Tony Soprano

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" PalermoVincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo (born June 4, 1944) is a former de facto boss of the New Jersey DeCavalcante crime family who eventually became a government witness. Fictional mob boss Tony Soprano is based upon Palermo.

In the early 1960s, Vincent Palermo met and married the niece of mob boss Sam DeCavalcante. DeCavalcante took a liking to his son-in-law and began inviting him to visit his social club in Kenilworth, New Jersey. He worked at the fish markets in the early morning hours and hung out with mobsters on Sunday afternoons.
James Gandolfini - Sopranos

Local authorities uncovered the scheme and started investigating Weiss, and the two mob families became nervous. Gambino boss John Gotti requested that the DeCavalcante family murder Weiss.
On September 11, 1989, Palermo, Anthony Capo, and James "Jimmy" Gallo murdered Fred Weiss, on orders from DeCavalcante boss Giovanni "John the Eagle" Riggi. Weiss was associated with mobsters from both the DeCavalcante family and the New York Gambino crime family.

Weiss and his mob partners had purchased a vacant property in Staten Island and illegally dumped large amounts of dangerous medical waste there.

Mob Boss Giovanni Riggi during the trial of the 1989 slaying of Weiss

John D'Amato
Palermo was quickly 'made' and shortly after was appointed caporegime and given his own crew. Riggi was sent to prison in 1989, and he appointed John "Johnny Boy" D'Amato as his acting boss. However, D'Amato's disgruntled girlfriend alleged in 1992 that he was bisexual. Riggi ordered Palermo and Anthony Capo to murder D'Amato in order to avoid embarrassment to the DeCavalcante family. In early 1992, D'Amato disappeared and his body was never found.

By the mid-90s, Vinny Palermo was the de facto boss of the family, paralleling Tony Soprano in the Sopranos, and John Riggi was the boss in absentia from jail.
'Vito Spatafore' - Sopranos

After testifying for the government, Vincent Palermo and his family entered the federal Witness Protection Program.
In 1998, the FBI recruited DeCavalcante associate Ralph Guarino as a mob informant who devastated the DeCavalcante family. The agency gave him cell phones rigged with surveillance equipment to distribute to other family members. In October 1998, Vincent Palermo's trusted lieutenant Joseph Masella was shot to death, leaving an opening in the family. Guarino was promoted to made man.

In 1999, the FBI moved in on the DeCavalcante family. Palermo decided to become a government witness. He confessed to killing Weiss and mobster Louis LaRasso and to planning the murders of John D'Amato, Joseph Masella, Charles Majuri, Frank D'Amato, and Tom Salvata. He also implicated other DeCavalcante family members in various crimes.

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo
On September 14, 2009, the New York Daily News exposed Vinny Ocean's new life in witness protection as a strip club operator in Houston, Texas. The 'Penthouse Club' and 'All-Star Men's Club' were hotbeds of prostitution and drugs according to police. He also owned a Mexican restaurant and a car wash - all next to one another in a gritty section of Houston.

On March 4, 2013, Palermo filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Under Chapter 11, a person's assets and debts are not liquidated, but the filer is given court protection from creditors.

Palermo put his $2.45 million home up for sale in September 2015.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Salvatore Scoppa shot in Terrebonne

Salvatore Scoppa survived execution February 21st when he was shot as he exited a restaurant in Terrebonne. Police confirmed that he was the victim of the shooting. Salvatore Scoppa, 47, is the brother of Andrea (Andrew) Scoppa, 53, a man known to be an influential leader within the Montreal Mafia who was recently arrested in a large-scale drug-trafficking investigation.

The brothers run an independent faction that has become increasingly active in the wholesale trade of cocaine and heroin. According to sources, both men have risen to become important players in the mafia in Montreal.

Andrea 'Andrew' Scoppa
The Sûreté de Québec say they have detained seven men who allegedly imported and trafficked cocaine. The men are between the ages of 24 and 52 and were arrested in Montreal and suburbs to the north. Among those arrested was Andrea (Andrew) Scoppa. Scoppa, 52, was arraigned on four charges at the Montreal courthouse.

Three search warrants were executed leading to more than $900,000 cash, 113.5 kilograms of cocaine, 127 kilograms of cannabis and 50,000 methamphetamine pills. Three prohibited weapons were also seized.

Friday, February 24, 2017

HA Yvan LeClair magnet for weapons/drugs bust

Hells Angel Yvan LeClair became the focus of investigators into guns and drugs.
A senior police inspector involved in the Feb. 22 raids that took down a network of gun and drug dealers said it was largely because of the alleged criminal activities of full patch HA Yvan LeClair.

Police arrested and charged 18 residents of Ontario and Quebec yesterday with firearms and drug-trafficking offences after an 18-month long multi-agency investigation that spanned from the Greater Toronto Area to Montreal and into the U.S. Dubbed Project Silkstone, the operation landed 11,500 pills containing fentanyl, significant amounts of cocaine, MDMA, methamphetamine, marijuana, 23 guns, tens of thousands of dollars in cash and casino chips, equipment to make fake identity cards, electronic equipment used to counter tracking devices, vehicles, and Hells Angels gang paraphernalia.
In an unusual move, police said they made audio recordings of drug traffickers who callously admitted that the enormous profits that can be made from fentanyl far outweighs the overdose deaths that the synthetic causes. Much of the fentanyl that was seized was being sold out of Montreal.
Drugs seized in the operation were being transported from Canada across the U.S. border, where they were sold in Connecticut. Police say some of the equipment they recovered gave criminals the ability to produce counterfeit Ontario government identification, as well as passports. One of the suspects had a fake ID lab inside his home and used a former employee of Service Ontario to obtain identification under false names.

Belleville police arrested three - Blair Crawford, 36, whom police said is affiliated with the Hells Angels MC; Kevin Cox, 46, and Meaghan Cox, 19. All are charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

UN Gangster Johnny 'K9' Kroitoru dies in Ontario halfway house

Career gangster Ion Kroitoru died Tuesday in a Toronto halfway house where he had been living since his release from an Abbotsford prison in September. It is suspected he died of heart failure.

Kroitoru boasted a decades long history of assault, extortion and drugs. He often worked as an enforcer and debt collector for organized crime.

UN gang member Ion William Kroitoru greets Clay Roueche.
Kroitoru was president of the Hamilton, Ontario chapter of the Satan's Choice MC and was convicted of assault, and drug trafficking.

In 1996 to get revenge for being kicked out of a strip club, Kroitoru and several friends bombed the local police station. He was later convicted and sentenced to 33 months in prison.
Kroitoru was arrested in 2005 for the shotgun execution of a lawyer and her husband. The Ontario Attorney General later withdrew the charges due to insufficient evidence.

In 2013 Kroitoru pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and marijuana in lieu of the first-degree murder charges he faced from a UN gang killing. His sentence was 13 years in prison minus time in pre-trial custody. It was his third federal prison term.
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2017/01/un-gangster-barzan-tilli-choli-deported.html

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

HA middleman Leslie John McCulloch Guilty

Leslie John McCulloch pleaded guilty Wednesday, but has been released on bail until his sentencing. McCulloch, who has been in custody since his arrest in March, was granted bail following his plea to allow him “to get his affairs in order,” according to the Crown.

When McCulloch was arrested in March, he was on parole following a 4.5-year sentence for trafficking cocaine.
Leslie John McCulloch, the man accused of running a Fentanyl-lacing operation out of a West Kelowna warehouse may soon plead guilty.

In an appearance by video in Kelowna Supreme Court he asked a judge to grant him bail, saying he was willing to plead guilty. He’s been charged with production and possession of a controlled substance. The same day RCMP raided the warehouse of the Hells Angels' associate last March, another warrant was executed at McCulloch’s home. Police found approximately 800 fake OxyContin pills laced with Fentanyl and several gold bars believed to be stolen. His warehouse yielded 500 fake Percocet and OxyContin pills, 195 grams of suspected Fentanyl, two industrial pill presses capable of making 2,500 pills per hour and a chemical mixer.
When it comes to sentencing, fentanyl trafficking now appears to rank higher than cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana in Canada. Gordon Markle, 62, was recently sentenced in Huntsville court on January 18 after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, possession of oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of marijuana less than 30 grams. Markle received a 40-month jail sentence. His defence attorney said the 40-month sentence was on the low end of what convicted fentanyl traffickers could expect across the country.
Fentanyl seems to be the new drug of choice for destruction of life.” said justice Justice JD Evans.
A Kelowna couple will be spending more time apart as they await their next court date for charges related to production and possession of narcotics, including fentanyl. Leslie John McCulloch, 38, and Rebekka Rae White, 27, were charged after a police raid on March 2.

McCulloch was denied bail in October and will remain in custody until the preliminary inquiry next year, scheduled for May 23-25, 2017. White is currently out on bail. Both McCulloch and White have elected to be tried by judge and jury.

Leslie John McCulloch and Rebekka Rae White are both charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl
A Kelowna man charged in connection with a massive fentanyl bust was a 'middleman' for the Hells Angels. Leslie John McCulloch was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking this summer following a raid in which RCMP seized two industrial pill presses and hundreds of fake OxyContin and Percocet pills made out of fentanyl.
The 38-year-old was on parole from a four-and-a-half year sentence for possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine at the time.
His conditions of release included an order not to have any contact with members of the gang. Members of the Kelowna RCMP's drug section put McCulloch under covert surveillance in September 2015.

Later that month, police saw him meet at his business with a senior full-patch member of the Hells Angels from Calgary. As a result, McCulloch's parole was suspended.

McCulloch was importing fentanyl from China and then making fake Percocet and Oxycontin pills.
McCulloch was released again, but his parole was revoked in May after the police raids. In addition to the fentanyl pills and the presses, RCMP seized gold bars, four bundles of cash totaling $35,600 and miscellaneous Hells Angels '81 Support' clothing.
Overdoses have killed 915 people in B.C. in 2016.
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2017/01/illicit-drug-deaths-reach-record-high.html

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Former Hells Angels clubhouse in Toronto demolished

The yellowed two-story cinderblock house once stood in Leslieville. With steel doors, windows strung with wire, security cameras and concrete barriers, it was often referred to as a bunker.

The building went downhill when ownership abruptly changed hands in the early hours of April 4, 2007, when heavily-armed police stormed it as part of a massive crackdown on the bikers.
The building remained abandoned since 2007. The Crown took ownership of the property following the police raid and, following a court dispute, put it on the market in November 2015. It was sold to an unknown buyer for $885,000 — $235,000 over the asking price — in early 2016.
After a six-month trial, a jury acquitted five men of belonging to a criminal organization: John Neal, president; vice presidents Douglas Myles and Larry Pooler and full-patch members Mehrdad Bahman, and Lorne Campbell. Neal, Myles and Bahman were found guilty of drug charges relating to trafficking GHB; Campbell was found guilty of trafficking cocaine, and Pooler was found guilty of trafficking oxycodone and possessing a restricted weapon.

Alvaro Lopez Tardón

For years, Spaniard Alvaro Lopez Tardón was living the ultimate high life in Miami—fancy cars, seaside condos, designer jewelry and clothes. But it all came crashing down in the summer of 2011 when he was named in a U.S. federal money laundering indictment as the head of an international narcotics trafficking ring.

Tardón made his initial mark in the drug trade in the 1990s, when he and his brother Artemio worked for a ruthless drug trafficker in Spain. By the early 2000s, the Tardón brothers began a bloody feud with their boss and began their own criminal enterprise.

Alvardo directed the enterprise from Miami while second-in-command Artemio ran things from Madrid.
They were successful — their enterprise was believed responsible for distributing more than 7,500 kilos of South American cocaine in Spain and laundering more than $14 million in illegal drug proceeds in the United States. The money laundering of the illegal drug profits used purchases of luxury vehicles and high-end real estate in the Miami area.
Tardon's $3.5m collection of seized luxury cars included a Bugatti Veyron, Rolls-Royce Ghost and a Maybach. In late 2015, after being tried and convicted on numerous money laundering charges, Tardón was sentenced to 150 years in jail, exchanging one of his spacious South Beach penthouses for a federal prison cell where he will spend the rest of his life.