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March 25, 2014 | BY JASON NARK & WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writers narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
PLASTIC Easter eggs in pastel colors hung in windows along Friendship Street in Mayfair yesterday afternoon, and children played tag along the curb. Outside one rowhouse, a puddle of blood dried and darkened on the lawn. The blood led from the puddle to the home of Michael "Brick" Lane, 31, who sources say is president of the Northeast Philadelphia Chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club. He was still alive last night, more than 24 hours after his cousin apparently shot him in the face and shoulder Saturday night.
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August 8, 2011 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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...
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August 9, 2011 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
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.
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December 16, 2010 | By CHRISTINE OLLEY, olleyc@phillynews.com 215-854-5184
He was once the baddest guy in the biker world - a convicted gunman who spent several tumultuous years atop Philadelphia's notorious Pagans Motorcycle Club. But when police came to arrest Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine on a new set of attempted murder charges, the motorcycle thug was holed up at his mother's house in New Jersey. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said that Mondevergine was taken into custody yesterday in Washington Township, N.J., without incident. Mondevergine was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in the January 2008, shooting of former Pagans president Timothy "Casual" Flood at the Pagans headquarters, on Torresdale Avenue near Disston Street, in Northeast Philadelphia, the D.A.'s office said.
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July 19, 2000 | By Amy Jeter, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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June 24, 1998 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Also contributing to this story were Inquirer staff writer Rich Henson and the Associated Press
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.
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March 11, 1999 | by Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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February 1, 2011 | By MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com 215-854-5949
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.
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April 17, 1997 | By Mary Beth Warner and Lillian Micko, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
Authorities last night announced the arrest of Steven Rimkis, 38, of Franklin Township, and charged him with the April 10 murder of Walter Bryant in his Washington Township home. Rimkis was arrested at 8:30 a.m. yesterday at his doctor's office in Woodbury, said Gloucester County Prosecutor Andrew Yurick. Rimkis also was charged with: conspiracy to distribute P2P, a chemical used in the manufacture of illegal drugs; distribution of a controlled dangerous substance; and possession of methamphetamines.
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October 15, 1990 | By Robert J. Terry and Henry Goldman, Inquirer Staff Writers
A bloody brawl early yesterday between customers at two after-hours clubs in the city's Frankford section left one man dead and four others injured. By the time police arrived to break up the melee shortly after 2 a.m., more than 100 people - including members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club - had been involved, rushing between the two clubs carrying bottles, knives and, in at least one instance, a gun. One of the combatants, Harold Hines, 25, of the city's Mayfair section, died of knife wounds.
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March 25, 2014 | BY JASON NARK & WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writers narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
PLASTIC Easter eggs in pastel colors hung in windows along Friendship Street in Mayfair yesterday afternoon, and children played tag along the curb. Outside one rowhouse, a puddle of blood dried and darkened on the lawn. The blood led from the puddle to the home of Michael "Brick" Lane, 31, who sources say is president of the Northeast Philadelphia Chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club. He was still alive last night, more than 24 hours after his cousin apparently shot him in the face and shoulder Saturday night.
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August 9, 2011 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
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.
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August 8, 2011 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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...
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February 1, 2011 | By MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com 215-854-5949
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.
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January 10, 2011 | By George Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine, the former outlaw biker boss, figured he'd be out on bail in a snap when he waived extradition from Gloucester County and agreed to be taken to Philadelphia last month to face attempted-murder and assault charges. At first, that is how it played out for the 55-year-old ex-leader of the Pagans Motorcycle Club. But then, at a bail-modification hearing, an assistant district attorney started talking about a box of shotgun shells, a medieval jousting weapon, and a 7-inch knife found in the hulking ex-cop's South Jersey apartment.
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December 16, 2010 | By George Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine, onetime leader of the Pagans Motorcycle Club in Philadelphia, was arrested in Gloucester County on Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and assault. Mondevergine, 55, was "taken into custody without incident" in the Turnersville section of Washington Township, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, which issued the warrant for his arrest. The District Attorney's Office has charged Mondevergine with shooting and stabbing Timothy "Casual" Flood in January 2008.
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December 16, 2010 | By CHRISTINE OLLEY, olleyc@phillynews.com 215-854-5184
He was once the baddest guy in the biker world - a convicted gunman who spent several tumultuous years atop Philadelphia's notorious Pagans Motorcycle Club. But when police came to arrest Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine on a new set of attempted murder charges, the motorcycle thug was holed up at his mother's house in New Jersey. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said that Mondevergine was taken into custody yesterday in Washington Township, N.J., without incident. Mondevergine was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in the January 2008, shooting of former Pagans president Timothy "Casual" Flood at the Pagans headquarters, on Torresdale Avenue near Disston Street, in Northeast Philadelphia, the D.A.'s office said.
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June 11, 2003 | By Adam Fifield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Where does a 250-pound biker called "Gorilla" sleep? Not wherever he wants. For now, it's his sister's house in a tranquil neighborhood in the Turnersville section of Washington Township. Last month, Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine, the barrel-chested, heavily tattooed former president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, was released from Allenwood federal prison after serving 23 months of a 27-month sentence for trying to kill a rival on a South Philadelphia street.
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July 19, 2000 | By Amy Jeter, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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