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Undercover Feds Penetrate Pagans, Stop War

Undercover Feds Penetrate Pagans, Stop War

Pagan's "president of presidents" John Eberling was arrested in early morning raids at several locations in Long Island, New Jersey and Delaware.

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

September 17, 2010

NEW YORK – Two undercover federal agents infiltrated the violent Pagans biker gang and smashed a plot to kill rival Hells Angels members with homemade grenades, authorities said Wednesday.

Nineteen Pagan members — including a 70-year-old man — and associates were rounded up in coordinated, early-morning raids in Long Island, New Jersey and Delaware. An explosive device packed with nails and 34 guns was seized.

During the 21-month investigation dubbed “Operation On the Road Again,” one of the two U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents was inducted into the secretive gang.

He even wore the gang’s denim vest emblazoned with its trademark patch depicting a Norse fire giant wielding a sword.

The agent was so trusted he was given access to the gang’s bookkeeping, which contained names, addresses and motorcycle descriptions. He rose to become the Long Island chapter’s second-highest ranking member, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Miskiewicz said in court papers.

The Pagans and Hells Angels have been bitter enemies for years, but the murder conspiracy detailed in the 31-count indictment began in August 2009 after the beating of a Pagans member.

Then-Pagans “president of presidents” John (JR) Eberling ordered the violent response and tasked the undercover agent to carry out the plot, court papers say.

The agent secretly taped a planning session at a Rocky Point, L.I. tattoo parlor that doubled as the Pagans’ headquarters.

“Eberling cautioned that the Pagans were outnumbered at present and must be ‘smart’ about attacking. He promised the ’hammer’s still going to drop on them (the Hells Angels),’” Miskiewicz said.

The Pagans members referred to the homemade grenades as “Christmas presents” they would lob at the Hells Angels as they rode through Long Island.

Eberling, 39, of Suffolk County, was arraigned in Long Island Federal Court and ordered held without bail.

Agents recovered the nail bomb in a safe in gang member Ezra Davis’ home in Holbrook.

A shotgun was stashed under Davis’ bed and a handgun was next to him on a nightstand.

The feds decided to bring the racketeering case to a close after a Pagans exhorted fellow members at a national gathering last weekend in New Jersey to be prepared to die or go to jail in the coming war with the Hell’s Angels.


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    RoninMD1

    almost 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    The agent was so trusted that he even gave them the means to murder, he taught them how to make nail bombs and even made a few for them.

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    RoninMD1

    almost 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    Just yesterday yet another example came to light – the case of a 22-year-old Lebanese immigrant accused of attempting to bomb Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The dud bomb was of course “provided by FBI undercover agents,” reports the Associated Press, mirroring just about every other case where the feds infiltrate and radicalize a group of mentally deranged patsies before providing them with the means to carry out the attack.

    This was exemplified nowhere better than the case of the “seven dipshits in a warehouse” as comedian Jon Stewart labeled them, a group of semi-retarded men in Chicago who were accused of plotting to bomb the Sears Tower, yet were radicalized and funded at every step by an agent of the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force.

    Just about every example cited by Mueller, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and National Counterterrorism Chief Michael Leiter during the hearing yesterday did nothing to indicate that there is a genuine domestic terror threat from Americans, since each one of the cases was directly engineered, facilitated or over hyped by the same gaggle of crooks pointing fingers at Americans for being terrorists.

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    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Good One..Any Bikes for sale? SMILE

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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Dallascrane, I like your post on so many levels. They might be trying to show the Hell's Angel's an olive branch so that they'd be willing to give law enforcement information about things at a later time. Who knows, but great posting.

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    AZmeangreen

    almost 4 years ago

    2338 Comments

    Good job on the OMG apps!

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    "The Pagans. I believe they are some sort of religious group." - John Stewart, The Daily Show

    LoLz. I've been waiting FOREVER to find the right post to put that quote to!

    Great job agents!!!!

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    aussie4

    almost 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Sonny and his guys are having a huge laugh right now.

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    Lawful_Blue

    almost 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    I understand what biker gangs are capable of but the thought of them being in existence is lame to me.............

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Bump to all who commented about the release of the info about the UC agent. Now I'm worried about his safety, and his family's safety as well.

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    KAICHARESE

    almost 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    GOOD JOB AGENTS

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    Riot

    almost 4 years ago

    516 Comments

    "The agent was so trusted he was given access to the gang’s bookkeeping, which contained names, addresses and motorcycle descriptions. He rose to become the Long Island chapter’s second-highest ranking member, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Miskiewicz said in court papers."

    Might as well just put a freekin bullseye on your UC why don't you?

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    I'm sure the Hell's Angles are very appreciated until they are the ones infiltrated. Excellent operation.

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    vlouie

    almost 4 years ago

    1366 Comments

    Great Job guys!!!:)

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    Bubblehead69

    almost 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    Good job guys, though this is just the tip of the iceberg...

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    talgwiez

    almost 4 years ago

    118 Comments

    good job guys

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