The Biker Trials

Author: Paul Cherry

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554902509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

View: 9501

The story of outlaw biker Edward Winterhalder and what happened when the Quebec-based Rock Machine gang became a chapter of the American-based Bandidos.


Author: Stephen Schneider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470835001

Category: True Crime

Page: 608

View: 301

"You're lucky he didn't have an ice pick in his hands. I know how this guy performs." -Mobster Paul Volpe speaking about a Buffalo-mafia enforcer named "Cicci" Canada is lauded the world over as a law abiding, peaceful country - a shining example to all nations. Such a view, also shared by most Canadians, is typically naïve and misinformed. Throughout its history, to present day and beyond, Canada has been and will continue to be home to criminals and crime organizations that are brilliant at finding ways to make money - a lot of money - illegally. Iced: The Story of Organized Crime in Canada is a remarkable parallel history to the one generally accepted and taught in our schools. Organized crime has had a significant impact on the shaping of this country and the lives of its people. The most violent and thuggish - outlaw motorcycle gangs like Hells Angels - have been raised to mythic proportions. The families who owned distilleries during Prohibition, such as the Bronfmans, built vast fortunes that today are vested in corporate holdings. The mafia in Montreal created and controlled the largest heroin and cocaine smuggling empire in the world, feeding the insatiable appetite of our American neighbours. Today, gangs are laying waste the streets of Vancouver, and "BC bud" flows into the U.S. as the marijuana of choice. Organized crime is as old as this nation's founding, with pirates ravaging the east coast, even as hired guns by colonial governments. Since our nation's earliest times, government and crime groups have found that collusion can have its mutual benefits. Comprehensive, informative and entertaining - as you will discover in the remarkable period pieces devised by the author and the illustrations commissioned specially for this book - Iced is a romp across the nation and across the centuries. In these pages you will meet crime groups that are at once sordid and inept, yet resourceful entrepreneurs and self-proclaimed champions of the underdog, who operate in full sight of their communities and the law. This is the definitive book on organized crime in Canada, and a unique contribution to our understanding of Canadian history.

Fallen Angel

Author: Jerry Langton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470739940

Category: True Crime

Page: 296

View: 1750

Walter Stadnick is not an imposing man. At five-foot-four, his face and arms scarred by fire in a motorcycle accident, he would not spring to mind as a leader of Canada's most notorious biker gang, the Hells Angels. yet through sheer guts and determination, intelligence and luck, this Hamilton-born youth who had the nickname of "Nurget" rose in the Hells Angels ranks to become national president. Not only did he lead the Angels through the violent war with their rivals the rock machine in Montreal in the Nineties, Stadnick saw opportunity to grow the Hells Angels into a national criminal gang. he was a visionary--and a highly successful one. Bikers are not known for their fondness for rival gangs. Stadnick and the Angels fought and defeated rival gangs, or used power of persuasion to patch them over. As Stadnick's influence spread, law enforcement took notice of the growing presence of the Angels in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. However, Stadnick's success did not come without a price. Arrested and charged with 13 counts of first-degree murder, stadnick beat the murder charges but was convicted of gangsterism and is currently serving time. Fallen Angel details one man's improbable rise to power in one of the world's most violent organizations, while shedding light on how this enigmatic and dangerous biker gang operated and why it remains so powerful.

Hell To Pay

Author: Neal Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470964006

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6673

The fact that Michael Plante was a trusted associate of the East End Hells Angels certainly caught the attention of police, who had been trying for years to find someone to infiltrate the gang. The police alleged that East End Hells Angels were well known in the criminal underworld for controlling the cocaine trade at a wholesale level, using violence to persuade potential competition to stay away. In recent years the bikers had expanded into the production and distribution of synthetic drugs as ecstasy and methamphetamine, know on the street as crystal meth, as well as moving into internet porn and online gambling, police claimed. Plante was taken to an interview room where he was visited by two Mounties, who would eventually become his police handlers. … One of the officers told him that, based on the witness statement relating to his extortion charges, he was looking at doing prison time. But Plante was told that if he was interested in cooperating, the police would make the charges go away. Plante told the cop he was interested but hesitant, knowing that people who cooperate with the police in Hells Angels investigations usually end up dead. … The only good rat is a dead rat, he had been told repeatedly.

The Rebels

Author: Daniel R. Wolf

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802073631

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 6122

The image of the outlaw biker is widely recognize in North American society. The reality is only known to insiders. To study the phenomenon of outlaw biker clubs, anthropologist Daniel Wolf bridged the gap between image and reality by becoming an insider.

Running with the Devil

Author: Kerrie Droban

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762798181

Category: True Crime

Page: 232

View: 3145

Droban chronicles the inside story of the ATFs infiltration of the Hells Angels, one of the most notorious and violent outlaw motorcycle gangs in history.

The Fall of an Angel

Author: Billy Leland

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 164350309X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3351

The Fall of an Angel tells about how the United States justice department uses the charge of conspiracy to put anyone they want into federal prison without any physical evidence at all. The United States is the only country in the world that charges its citizens with conspiracy. This book is a true story that illustrates how the government can breach plea agreements and get away with it. Billy Leland plead guilty, entering a plea agreement with the federal prosecutor. The plea agreement stated t

The Angels Do Not Forget: 2nd Edition

Author: Raymond C. Morgan, Ph.D.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312342110

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5185

This is an expose’ of the motorcycle gang Hells Angels. The book was written by a retired Organized Crime Investigator with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. The Investigator was himself a target for murder by this gang. The book includes graphic sketches, photos and the stories of the victims of violence committed by the gang.

Policing Organized Crime

Author: Petter Gottschalk

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439810156

Category: Computers

Page: 286

View: 6691

When criminal activity is as straightforward as a childs game of cops and robbers, the role of the police is obvious, but todays bad guys dont always wear black. In fact, the most difficult criminals to cope with are those who straddle the gray divide between licit and illicit activity. Many of these nefarious sorts operate on the fringe of soci