Rapper Takes Stand Against Former Gang in New York Trial

Tekashi 6ix9ine, the jailed Brooklyn rapper and braggadocious social media personality turned government cooperator, detailed how his ascendant viral popularity was inextricably entangled with street crimes and juvenile rap feuds in testimony against two accused gang members in a Manhattan racketeering trial this week.

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Federal Jury Orders Mongols’ Bikers Club to Forfeit Logos

A federal jury in Southern California on Friday ordered the notorious Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club to forfeit the trademarked insignia that bikers wear on their backs, culminating a decade long prosecution of an organization that federal prosecutors have described as “a beehive of pernicious criminal activity.”

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Mongols’ Defense: A Club Can’t Conspire With Itself

A defense attorney for the Mongol Nation motorcycle club told a California jury Tuesday that federal prosecutors had not presented any evidence that the club ever violated racketeering laws or engaged in a conspiracy — indeed, he said, it could not be convicted of conspiracy because an entity cannot conspire with itself.

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