June 30, 2016 |
A federal jury Tuesday convicted a Levittown doctor accused of running a multimillion-dollar pill mill with help from the Pagans Motorcycle Club of drug, money-laundering, bankruptcy-fraud, and other charges. During 23 days of testimony, the government questioned strippers, former patients, investigators, and Pagans members, all of whom said that William J. O'Brien was a drug dealer who illegally prescribed painkillers. O'Brien contended that nearly everyone was lying. He called out U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Special Agent Joshua Gill multiple times for not knowing that opioids could be used for headaches.
May 25, 2016 |
Dr. William J. O'Brien III has a way with words and a way with women. During an October 2014 appointment, he offered a patient blue Xanax pills in exchange for oral sex, describing it as "blues for a blow. " Unfortunately for O'Brien, a former Democratic candidate for Bucks County coroner, the patient was an FBI agent secretly recording the conversation at the doctor's Bustleton office. Federal prosecutors say O'Brien, 51, also propositioned local strippers for office sex in exchange for narcotic painkillers.
July 19, 2000 |
A former Ridley Park police officer and alleged member of the Pagans motorcycle club was arrested last week on drug-trafficking charges, law enforcement officials said. Donald F. "Blizz" Blizzard, 55, of Cecilton, Md., was charged Thursday with seven counts of cocaine distribution and one count of possession with intent to sell, said Andrea L. Smith, assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland. Blizzard, who appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, was indicted June 29. The charges are in connection with seven drug deals that took place between October 1998 and February 1999, Smith said.
August 8, 2011 |
Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine is heading back to prison after pleading guilty Monday to aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the shooting and stabbing of Timothy "Casual" Flood, a rival leader of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, more than three years ago. Flood, who began cooperating with authorities in 2009, may also be providing information about other acts of violence in the biker underworld, including the January 2005 slaying of a leader...
August 9, 2011 |
STEVEN "GORILLA" Mondevergine, once the baddest guy in the biker world, pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated assault and firearms offenses for shooting and stabbing a rival Pagans leader three years ago. Mondevergine, 56, fat and slovenly in a sleeveless white shirt that showed off arms riddled with tattoos, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Earl Trent to three to 10 years in state prison as part of a negotiated plea deal. Deputy District Attorney Brian Grady withdrew an attempted-murder charge in exchange for the plea.
June 24, 1998 |
A federal grand jury yesterday accused several reputed leaders of the Pagans motorcycle club in Chester County with operating a drug ring that recruited two young Amish men and a juvenile to provide cocaine to Amish youth groups in Lancaster County. The indictment describing the odd alliance of outlaw motorcyclists and sons of Pennsylvania's horse-and-buggy Amish was made public at a Center City news conference by U.S. Attorney Michael R. Stiles and officials of the FBI and Pennsylvania state police.
June 3, 2016 |
IN A TENSE cross-examination, the Bucks County doctor accused of running a pill mill with the Pagans Motorcycle Club traded verbal blows Thursday with an FBI agent over matters ranging from alleged perjury to oral sex. William J. O'Brien III, who's acting as his own attorney, is facing federal charges in a Philadelphia courtroom that he illegally distributed narcotic painkillers. Prosecutors called FBI Special Agent Joshua Gill to testify about prescriptions O'Brien had written out to several of his patients and display those records to the jury.
September 26, 2014 |
ONE GRAVE was up a hill in a Berks County potter's field, where Sandy Stiver was buried as a Jane Doe for decades beside her sister-in-law beneath an elm tree. The spot where Sandy was dumped in 1968, her body shot up with bullets, was about 15 miles away, by a blind curve on a country road. Sandy's sister, Hazel DeMoss, of Ohio, and her brother, Walt Sterner, of Northeast Philadelphia, visited both locations yesterday for the first time since DNA tests confirmed that Sandy, 14, and their sister-in-law, Martha Stiver, 17, were the unidentified Jane Does buried in that potter's field.
March 11, 1999 |
They were fighting words, Philly-style. "What the f--- you looking at?" I'm looking at you, came the reply. The testy exchange between the carpenter and the cop occurred inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Nov. 10. It wasn't just any carpenter, but the pugilistic Steven "Gorilla" Montevergine, 43, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, of 12th Street near Johnston. And not just any cop. Sgt. William Walls, of the Center City District, was among a group of police brass and community group leaders at an event at which the Convention Center donated a bicycle to the Police Department.
February 1, 2011 |
The "Gorilla" grimaced in court yesterday morning. It could have been because portly Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine, former leader of the violent Pagans Motorcycle Club, didn't like the fit of his prison-issued outfit. Or, it could have been due to the outcome of his preliminary hearing. Judge Marsha Neifield ordered Mondevergine, 55, to stand trial for attempted murder and related charges stemming from a 2008 attack on rival Pagan Timothy "Casual" Flood. Mondevergine, who was arrested in December at his mother's home in Washington Township, N.J., is being held on $1 million bail.