Thursday, January 28, 2016

San Diego: 22 indicted in 'O-Dog' racketeering & trafficking conspiracy

22 indicted in RICO conspiracy 

Last September, Owen Michael Hanson, former USC player, known apparently in certain circles as 'O-Dog', was detained by FBI agents leaving a Carlsbad area Hyatt golf course.  Hanson, who enjoyed a priviliged upbringing in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, was arrested and indicted for drug conspiracy charges, including the delivery of 5 kilo grams of cocaine and 5 kilograms of methamphetamine.  Also charged the same day was Rufus Leon Rhone, in Los Angeles.

Image of Owen Hanson sent to threaten a debtor, who went to teh FBI
At the same time, a half dozen men were arrested in Australia, including music promoter magnate Andrew Mcmanus, in a money laundering, drug trafficking, and gambling case.  All the men were alleged to be involved in a wide ranging, global conspiracy to traffic drugs from Mexico into Australia and launder the proceeds, both down under, and in Las Vegas casinos.  

At a bail hearing, AUSA's detailed Hanson's tactics, including sending DVD's of beheadings (which may have been previously filmed, and not performed by the defendants) to insolvent customers, and directing debtors to be beaten and threatened.  They also detailed the illegal gambling business, based out of Costa Rica, that Hanson ran and profited from.  Hanson was held without bail.  


6 months later, the other shoe drops, as it often does in fe
deral cases, and Hanson 'O-Dog' was named the lead defendant in a RICO conspiracy, including drug trafficking, money laundering, and illegal gambling.  No surprise, they came under the radar of San Diego FBI agents, after the arrest and likely cooperation of the Portecarrero brothers, Jan and Erick, who were indicted in San Diego, June 2013 on a gambling indictment, ran from Peru.

Pleading guilty and scheduled for a quick sentence in upcoming weeks is Leon Rhone, who has likely cooperated against Hanson.   Other lead defendants include Luke Fairfeld a San Diego based CPA, who allegedly laundered drug and gambling proceeds for the organization.  Kenny Hellenski, a fugitive is an expatriate living in Peru, who ran the gambling operations for Hanson.  A Los Angeles private investigator coordinated debt collection, and Derek Loville, a former Broncos, NFL player, 47, distributed drugs in Arizona on behalf of the crew. 

The ODOG organization trafficked in cocaine, meth, heroin, and
ectascy, and sold drugs in retail and wholesale quantities, nationally and internationally.  The gambling is textbook, bookies, sub bookies, and runners took bets, in person, phone, and online and collected and laundered the proceeds to the company, based in Peru, or Costa Rica.  Many of the indicted are runners or bookies.

The charges are more serious then in the previous San Diego gambling based indictments, as drug trafficking charges and charges of organized crime are more serious then the ones faced by the Portecarrero brothers.  Another recently unsealed indictment is similar in scope, yet lacks the drug charges to up the minimum sentencing.

 Nothing on the charges links the group to a Mexican trafficking organization in name, but it is likely they will attempt to indict another group, based on the cooperation of those arrested today, and previously.  And on it goes.  Assumedly up to the large scale traffickers, like Vicente Zambada Niebla, who may receive a sentence as low as 10 years, or Francisco Javier Arellano Felix, who....may be out in 10 years....justice and reason can be hard to find in the murky federal system....




Sources: NBC San Diego, CBS8




21 comments:

  1. Your closing comments are just soooo true. The US criminal justice system is truly truly broken.

    Except for that good to see that spoilt douce bag nailed.

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  2. The last of chapos people getting caught

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    1. Did you see the word chapo on this section?

      What's with this stupid comments? Many chapos still around you damn webbot

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    2. ... LOL ... The Webbot Is Probably From EPN's Goonies ... He Will Be Gone Out Of Office And The Chess Game Will Continue ... EPN Can't Stop And Won't Stop The Federation ... He Will Be Out Of Office Soon Enough To Hang Out With His Compadres From Los Rojos ... EPN = Another "Disgraced" Presidency ... #EPNDISCRACEDMEXICANPRESIDENT

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  3. Just hang them all in downtown los angeles including the arellanos and zambada

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    1. You Hang your own mother before any aretes hang from a fuckin bridge in smog infested L A .

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    2. Ha ha like the one guy killed on the 110 freeway driving a bently still a arete killed on the freeway los angeles has better air qyality than mexico any day

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  4. Puerco sitting on the bed.

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  5. EL CHAPO is trademark so you cant use that no more.

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    1. You could still use it just not for pecuniary means.

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  6. Crews are going to start dropping like flys and open way for new generation of crews!

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  7. good riddance bury him with a 50 year sentence with no parole

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    1. It's easy 2 say lock him up 4 so many years. But the tax payers foot the bill. I think that if he was 2 endure forced labor then it should at least cover the cost of housing and food.

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  8. Who ever snitched on this o dog guy is alright with me

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  9. US should have a national snitch day. Imagine all the things that would come out of it.

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    1. 12:48 Da poolice know about it all honey, they just don't want to upturn the apple cart, "orders from way up above"...

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    2. There already is and it starts with you #1snitch fanboy. Hooray snitch cheerleaders.or what do they say on bb snitch nutthuggers!

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    3. with a snitch parade and everything...

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    4. SNITCHES MAKE ASSHOLES COME, CLEAN...
      sorry about the all caps

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  10. lol odog...sounds like a rich idiot trying to act like a gangster. This guy thought he was a narco but wouldnt last 1 minute in Mexico. He had a chrome plated Ak47 in his house that was shown in a magazine. The feds thought that was a little fishy and looked into him, look what they found. What a moron!!!Lol

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  11. Wow they captured "O Dog" though I wonder what happened to G o P or Snoop Dog. Big time drug dealer accused of smuggling at least five k's of cocaine and the same amount of meth. California must really be suffering from a drug shortage right about now correct?
    What a stupid name and story. No wonder not many people have posted here.
    Why don't the Californian authorities give the media a call when they bust someone really worth mentioning like the guy that delivers drugs to all the Hollywood actors in a black suitcase in plain sight when they are filming movies. It's been said that the drugs there are almost (if not entirely), complementary for actors and actresses courtesy of the filming crews! Or will a bust like this hurt Californias economy by first of all making actors and actresess unhappy while filming and then give a bad name to the State? To much to loose?

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