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|January 24, 2019|
Mongols ordered to forfeit trademarked logos
SANTA ANA – (INT) - A federal jury Friday determined that the Mongols motorcycle outfit must forfeit the logos worn by members.
The ruling found a direct connection between the gang’s crimes and the trademarked logos that prosecutors said formed the core of the motorcycle gang’s identity.
Last month, the Mongols were found guilty of racketeering offenses.
The forfeiture verdict culminates a decade-long prosecution of the Mongol Nation criminal enterprise and 77 members who were previously found guilty of racketeering offenses.
Friday’s verdict – which will result in the forfeiture of the Mongol’s legal interests in the word “Mongols,” the gang’s center patch that depicts a goateed motorcycle rider, and combination of the two patches often seen on the Mongols’ leather vests – is the first of its kind in the nation.
Story Date: January 22, 2019