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Authorities: Hells Angels Were Hired to Kill Iranian Defector

Murder-for-hire plot was never carried out, authorities say

(Newser) - Authorities from the US and UK say they foiled a plot involving two members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club who were hired to kill an Iranian defector and his female companion. Naji Sharifi Zindashti, 49, is accused of running an "assassination ring" that targets Iranian dissidents across the...

Hells Angels Founder Wrote Books, Worked in TV, Films

Sonny Barger also worked security at infamous Altamont concert

(Newser) - Sonny Barger, the founder of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club who turned his experiences into books and work on TV and films, has died. He was 83 and died at home Wednesday night after developing liver cancer, NBC News reports. A note Barger had written was posted on his Facebook...

This Country Is First to Completely Ban Hells Angels

Netherlands prosecutors have been trying for more than a decade to get rid of the biker gang

(Newser) - You probably won't see as many Harleys cruising around Holland anymore. The BBC reports that a court in the city of Utrecht has banned all Hells Angels, not just its local chapters, declaring in its Wednesday ruling that the violence brought about by the bikers "is often so...

Deadly Biker Feud Started at ... Starbucks

Hells Angels-Vagos war has spread to 3 states

(Newser) - "Only in Santa Cruz would you have biker wars over who's going to control pumpkin spice lattes," says the California beach-side town's deputy police chief. The deadliest feud in a decade between California-based biker gangs started earlier last year when hammer-wielding members of the Hells Angels...

Hells Angels Boss Shot Dead in Casino

Two bikers in rival gang wounded

(Newser) - The boss of a Hells Angels gang was killed and two rival bikers were injured in a weekend shootout at a Nevada casino. A second drive-by shooting of a biker later triggered a state of emergency in the town of Sparks, though it wasn't clear if the shootings were...

Hells Angels Rip Roarin' Mad About T-Shirts

Fashion house sued over trademark infringement

(Newser) - The Harley-riding outlaws of the Hells Angels are on the warpath—over trademark infringement. The organization is suing a fashion house over women's T-shirts that say "My boyfriend is a Hells Angel," reports the Los Angeles Times . "We bring these lawsuits from time to time not...

Hells Angels Sue Fashion House on Trademark

Motorcycle gang goes after the late Alexander McQueen

(Newser) - It's on. The Hells Angels are suing the fashion house of late designer Alexander McQueen for stealing the club's trademarked symbols, the Telegraph reports. The gang claims McQueen's imprint used its motifs on a $2,329 handbag, a $1,595 dress, a four-finger silver ring, and, of course, a pashmina...

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