Former Hells Angels President Sentenced to Jail for Pot-Growing Mortgage Scheme

Categories: Crime, Housing
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Raymond Foakes, a former Hells Angel, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in state prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup also ordered Foakes, 48, to pay $1,085,000 in restitution. On Oct. 25, 2011, Foakes, the former president of the Sonoma Chapter of the Hells Angels, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering.

In a plea agreement, he confessed that from 2006 until early 2007, he was involved in a scheme to fraudulently get mortgage loans for property located all over Northern California. Foakes submitted false statements on mortgage loan applications, as well as altered bank statements. In some instances, the applications falsely stated that he had been self-employed as owner of "Foakes Concrete" for about 10 years, where he made some $24,000 monthly -- and he had bank statements to show.

But rather than occupy the property as a residence, which he had stated on his applications he intended to do, Foakes used it it to grow pot. He then laundered that money, federal prosecutors concluded.

Foakes was just one of several defendants indicted by a federal grand jury on Sept. 1, 2011, for the conspiracy. Judge Alsup also sentenced the defendant to a three-year period of supervised release, during which time he will only be allowed to have limited contact with other members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

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Mis sold PPI
Mis sold PPI

Here is one fraud case again. While most of time that is real, all to often, there are situations of mortgage scams that go unnoticed until the client has confronted financial ruin according to an unsuspected scams.

Reality Check
Reality Check

So all the others in this case.... Aren't they kind of screwed now that Ray Ray Foakes admitted guilt in this alleged "scheme". That is what they call dry snitching, gentlemen. I know alot about this case. Jacob Moynihan, another of the accused, was the ""Real Estate Agent" & actually swindled Ray out of alot of money and contrary to the legend, Ray Ray and the rest of the HAs couldnt & didnt do anything about it. Now Mr Foakes is going to federal prison for it. Double F**cked. And his girlfriend will most likely do time, as well as fellow HA Josh Johnson. Rookies. Way, way too big for their tiny britches, bit**es.

Brian
Brian

This new younger clean cut short haired softer weaker spoiled spoon fed suburban version of  the HAMC of 2012 are all rats or soon to be rats. they are not in any way like the tough ass old timers were who paved the way for this new sissy breed of angels. never trust anyone under 50 years old. angel or non angel. the good old days of Angeldom are over and gone with the winds of time.

Rocknamber
Rocknamber

Todally disagree, Brian. Hells Angels still exist today and they are not "gone with the wind" sorry to say but they are still out there...

Scotty
Scotty

 Totally agree , Brian.

George
George

 Have you see how bright and clean some of these younger guys Hells Angels patches are? they look like they stepped out of GQ magazine now days and they have never rolled in the camps mud or been in a real fight in their whole lives. they are way to clean and clean cut for this old time grungy long haired bearded 1960s-70s 1%er. I myself still smell of  old HD exaust fumes and oil , slutty pussy , manly sweat, crank-meth use and old patchouli oil from way back in my day. thats what a real 1%er smells like you rookies! anyone remember KD SHADES  for your eyes? thats what 1%ers wore back in my day.

yqmq86
yqmq86

u know nothing so shut up

Lee
Lee

 Totally agree ,George. totally!

JBack
JBack

Totally agree, RC.

Cisco
Cisco

 Totally agree ,JBack.

Flash
Flash

 Thats what they all get for hanging around guys like that.  Quote From Ralph Sonny Barger Hells Angels MC

Bonga
Bonga

 Totally agree, Flash.

Margie
Margie

 Totally agree , Bonga

HAOLE BIKER SURFER
HAOLE BIKER SURFER

The nicest most polite respectful Hells Angels I ever met was in Santa Rosa California his name was Ernie. he was an old time Angel from the old school he had a very cool white 1960s mustang car and he would wear old overalls while he washed and waxed it and he rode a white big bagger cop bike with a windshield and he wore a red beanie on his head when he rode that bike. this was back in the early 1990s. Hey to Ernie if your still around. Rick Talbot was the meanist Angel I ever met. I think he is now dead. MY NAME IS RICK AND I WANT TO JOIN YOUR CLUB!  QUOTE FROM RICK  HELLS ANGELS FOREVER MOVIE FROM 1984?   ALOHA FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF OHAU HAWAII.

Shaka
Shaka

 The North Shore Charter of the Hells Angels in Haliewa Oahu Hawaii are some nice guys. I have met a few of them at sunset beach and at pipeline beach on the north shore and they are some really nice guys. not only do they ride nice looking bikes but a few of them surf at sunset beach and pipeline where I surf. I never thought I would see a Hells Angels charter in Hawaii much less see them surfing on waves in the ocean. Shaka from sunset beach.

Karma Kick
Karma Kick

 Hey Ray aren't you the  81 guy that kicked that Mongol MC in Laughin Nevada a few years back and started the whole Laughin riot? I guess bad karma finally caught up with you. aint karma a bitch?

KARMA1
KARMA1

Ray caused the death of 2 hells angels that day and  his girlfriends brother an other day. Karma this rat has had great luck talking with police . he should have got life  for this and andfor the casinos gig alone,

JBack
JBack

You are very right about that. And to destroy their ever damaged reputations, after his brother in law was killed, another long time and supposedly hard core HA, Chuck Thompson aka F**k them up Chuck anonymously informed the Marin County Sheriffs Dept that the vehicle that fired the shots at Ray and William Maclean was a Dodge Durango. That led to the cops viewing video from the GG Bridge and ulimately arresting Joseph Farnsworth. These guys are nothing but cop calling, plea bargaining snitches. I just dont believe it! I used to be a big time fan of the all american HAs but not anymore. Not if they call the cops anonymously or pull a Ruben Cavasos in a mortgage scheme case. You guys are no longer the real deal, at all. Especially thanks to the Sonoma County HAs. Peckerwoods will have to look to another white american outlaw. lol.

Angel Crank
Angel Crank

 When I was a druggie years ago in santa rosa I used to buy my pot and crank from local sonoma county Hells Angels Ray Ray Roakes and former USMC Vietnam Vet Chuck Thompson and. im surprised they havent been busted for drug sales as they all sell pot and crank still to this day. I  started buying dope from them all way back in the late 1980s all the way up to 2 years ago. the angels cook and sell the best crank in the world. its known as angel crank.

Oldcrankster
Oldcrankster

 HA OAKLAND Kenny Owen or KO as he is called was the best crank cooker on earth back in the day before HA Nark Rat/Snitch Tony Tait got him pinched. long dead rats Hells Angels Oakland Sleepy Jim Jim Brandes and Sergey Walton were my HA  crank connections back then. they dont make dead HA long dead rats like they used to.

Leather Collar Crime
Leather Collar Crime

When a yuppie white collar banker or criminal does the same crime they get a hefty fine $ and probation with no jail time. but if your an HA you do years of time in the fed joint.  I think they call this 1%ER  HA crime leather collar criminals now due to the leather vests or cuts they wear with their HA patch on the back.

Keven
Keven

  You take a broke ass uneducated biker  with a police record and drug history and pretend he makes 24,000 a month.   This whole story makes no sense at all.why suck a short sentence with so many priors ?

Karma Kick
Karma Kick

 In case you didnt notice keven only 1 broke uneducated Hells Angels member was pinched in this bust. the other 4 to 5 guys in this crime  who are not mentioned  in this story were all rich educated white collar yuppie criminals who are not bikers or Hells Angels members at all. this kind of crime is not an easy thing to do. you have be educated to do it at all. whether your a Hells Angels or a regular joe yuppie. so 4 to 5 yuppies were busted in this fraud crime and 1 HA.  but did you notice they left their names out of this story? trust me their were others involved in this fraud beside 1 lone broke uneducated HA.

JBack
JBack

In case you didnt notice, Karma Kick, one of the other defendents is Ray Foakes girlfriend and another is an HA. The only white collar criminal, if you will, is Jacob Moynihan. Justin Batemon was a drop out biker, not a white collar anything. And this story is not necessarily about the case as much as it is about Ray Foakes getting sentenced. Karma is a b and this guy deserves as much time as possible but dont rattle off at the lip when you dont know anything whatsoever.

blogyabitch
blogyabitch

its sad how ur the motherfucker whos probably a drop out. come on man how are you going to speak on shit...period; on the internet none the less. You're a lame like all these other motherfuckers you're calling lames. dont speak on shit or put peoples business out there.. even if its public record.  Keep Justin Batemons name out ur mouth real talk.  u aint shit you and i both know this. 

 

JBack
JBack

Yeah, thats obvious. Nerd. Do you want to go out back and fight now or something? Mad cause you know nothing and I know something? Dont make me play you like a puppet on this blog. Ill have you saying whatever I want you to say, dipshit.   Oh and yes, Karma Kick, "I GOT IT".  Whew, dodged a bullet on that one! Queer. 

Karma Kick
Karma Kick

 I will say what ever I want when ever I want. EAT SHIT AND FUCK OFF JBACK!! GOT IT?

GUEST 81
GUEST 81

 Who said they were broke and uneducated? how would you know anyway? are all niggers crack dealing gangsters? how are they the HA broke when they own 2 or 3 brand new Harley Davidson or Victory motorcycles and own and live in nice new homes? a Hells Angels member in Arizona in an attorney and another is a stock broker. your way out of touch with whats real and whats not. unless you have met and know them personally dont be so judgmental KEVEN. many HAs do quite well in business legally. there is good and bad everywhere you look in straight square society. no people or culture is perfect and crime free. or didnt you notice yet? 72 year old Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger has written about 5 best selling books and is also an actor on sons of anarchy tv show as lenny the pimp.

Karma1
Karma1

We are always paying for their public defenders I guess they are a gang of broke ass uneducated  scumbags from hell 

Guest 81
Guest 81

 Most HAs have their own lawyers paid for by the clubs money.  sonny barger has had lawyer fritz clapp as a lawyer for many years. fritz is sonny bargers hired gun. lawyer tony serra is another one who has worked for the HAs. and that jewish pony tailed guy from new york city is the lawyer for the nyc angels at 77 east 3rd street nyc. the HAs do not use public defenders very often as they have enough money to pay the real good guys. if your kicked out of the club you are on your own and then you might need a public defender. in the club as a member and out of the club and not a member are 2 different situtations.

Guest 81
Guest 81

 Harley Davidson or Victory bikes start out at  at least $25,000 to 30,000++ bucks. you aint broke when you buy a bike like that and you own 2 or 3 of them. I know I know you will now say they made that money for them bikes on crime. yea yea yea whatever. and their business are all fronts from crime and money laundering. well if thats true they aint broke or uneducated at all if you ask me. it sure beats working a low pay slave ship job for low wages that leads to no where in life but living in the ghetto hood and taking the bus everywhere you go.

Correction
Correction

OR have rated on others for crimes they did not commit- or did commit but the crimes were not against innocent women or children so it was not their business at all----------------------------------------- 

  

Fanny Ray
Fanny Ray

Normally I hate to see anyone going to prison unless those people going to prison have commited crimes against women and children OR have rated on others for crimes they did not commit------------------------------------------ If Ray ? was a police / prosecution witness in another case they should take his statements and can them and Miss Proud foot should retry that case or at least take 10 years off the sentence in a pretense of justice. If Ray did make a acual statement and ID to police and prosecution that is. othesr may have not taken a plee but the prosecution had a reliable witness that has been proven to be a lier now. If Key word If the big IF I am just guessing and giving my opinion here but i think there is an innocent man in jail that should not be and if someone here was the main witness I would say that tears apart the credibility of that other case. seems this guy Ray does not tell the truth . Not looking to get sued here just giving my opinion

MIKE YEVTUCK
MIKE YEVTUCK

 Sounds more like  to me that you need a bloody beating by the local Hells Angels MC Frisco or Oakland Chapters.

Fanny Ray
Fanny Ray

 Normally I hate to see anyone going to prison  unless those people going to prison have commited crimes against women and children  OR  have rated on others for crimes they did not commit------------------------------------------ If Ray ? was a police / prosecution  witness in another case they should take his statements and can them and Miss Proud foot should  retry that case  or at least take 10 years off the sentence in a pretense of justice. If Ray did make a acual statement and ID  to police and prosecution that is. othesr may have not taken a plee but the prosecution had a reliable witness that has been proven to be a lier now.    If Key word If  the big IF  I am just guessing and giving my opinion here but i think there is an innocent man in jail that should not be and if someone here was the main witness I would say that tears apart the credibility of that other case. seems this guy Ray does not tell the truth .  Not looking to get sued here just giving my opinion Is this the winner of the men of The USA hells angels 2012 Calendar ?   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...  

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