San Marino Man Charged in Weapons Case After Allegedly Driving Through Protesters in Pasadena to Be Released on $10 Million Bond

first_img Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Left: Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino. (Photo courtesy of US District Court for Central California) / Right: The truck allegedly driven by Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino narrowly misses demonstrators at Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena on May 31, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Now/James Carbone)[Updated] A San Marino man arrested on suspicion of federal weapons charges after driving his flag-draped truck through a crowd of demonstrators in Pasadena in late-May will be released from custody pending trial with conditions including a $10 million bond, GPS-monitoring and the surrender of all firearms, according to the terms of an agreement reached between prosecutors and the defendant on Wednesday.As terms of his release, Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, will also be required to undergo drug testing, submit to a search of his home at any time, surrender his passport, limit travel to the Central District of California, stay home between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and refrain from any contact with victims or witnesses related to the investigation, according to court documents.The bond was to be secured by affidavits of surety signed by Hung’s parents, backed by properties they owned in Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles, records show.Prosecutors specified three guns — two rifles and a pistol — that were to be turned over to federal officials by the defendant’s counsel.Once the terms of the agreement had been met, Hung was expected to be released from custody later this month, U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Thom Mrozek said.Investigators had already seized more than 30 guns, “including several assault rifles and modified short-barrel rifles that are illegal to possess under federal and state law,” as part of their investigation, according to court documents. More than 70,000 rounds of ammunition and tens of thousands of dollars worth of “tactical assault equipment” were also seized.Hung was first arrested May 31 after he drove a 4×4 pickup truck he called his “War Rig” through a crowd of Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Pasadena, narrowly missing several, according to officials and court documents.Pasadena police arrested him after finding a loaded handgun in his truck, along with items including a machete, a metal pipe and a megaphone, police said at the time. He was released a short time later after posting a $30,000 bond.But he drew the attention of federal investigators, who arrested Hung again in September on federal charges of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and making a false statement in the acquisition of firearms.Investigators have determined Hung was stockpiling a cache of illegal and unregistered weapons and participating in a group calling themselves “Shooters of the Nest,” using a portion of his parents’ vineyard in Lodi as a training center, prosecutors allege.Hung and his group “wrote about their efforts to train for urban combat, and their desire to amass an arsenal to confront and kill members of ‘Antifa,’” according to a court filing made by prosecutors.Additional charges against Hung were being considered, federal officials said.The bond agreement between Hung and prosecutors came the day of a scheduled detention review hearing, in which Hung had been expected to dispute a judge’s previous order that he be held without bond pending trial due to an ongoing threat posed to the public.A trial was scheduled for Dec. 8, Mrozek said.See also:Court Documents Outline Plotting, Weapon Stockpiling by San Marino Man Accused of Driving Truck Into Protesters in PasadenaMan Who Allegedly Drove Truck at Demonstrators in Old Pasadena Will Remain JailedOld Pasadena Truck Attack Suspect Pleads Not GuiltyMan Accused of Truck Attack on Protesters in Pasadena Arrested in Federal Weapons Case 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Public Safety San Marino Man Charged in Weapons Case After Allegedly Driving Through Protesters in Pasadena to Be Released on $10 Million Bond By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 5:33 pm More Cool Stuff HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Billy Bisogno withdraws from council race

first_imgMichael Bisogno ×Michael Bisogno JERSEY CITY – Six weeks before the Nov. 7 municipal election, and probably too late to take his name off the ballot, Michael “Billy” Bisogno has dropped out of the race to become Jersey City’s Downtown council member, succeeding Candice OsborneThe 35 year old actor and LGBT activist was one of six candidates in the Ward E council race and could have become the first openly gay person elected to the nine-member City Council.According to local media reports, Bisogno said his new role as executive director of Hudson Pride Connections Center made dropping out of the race necessary.Bisogno said, “I would rather do one job well than do two adequately.”Bisogno has thrown his support behind Nick Grillo, a funeral director and the only Jersey City native running for the Downtown council seat. The other candidates are attorneys Rebecca Symes, Madeleine Giansanti Cag, and Jake Hudnut, and James Solomon, who teaches politics and public policy at New Jersey City University and Hudson County Community College.County election officials began sending mail-in ballots to voters on Friday and have said it’s unlikely the county will pay to redesign the ballot to remove someone’s name.Mayor Steven Fulop has said he will not endorse a Ward E candidate unless there’s a runoff after the first round of balloting.last_img read more

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Watch The Disco Biscuits’ Allen AuCoin & Tiger Party Play For Kids At Denver’s Boys and Girls Club

first_imgOn Friday, December 15th, the Colorado musical collective Tiger Party—led by the duo of singer Ashley Niven and keyboardist Blake Mobley—will take over Denver’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox for a blowout holiday concert, also featuring The New Mastersounds guitarist Eddie Roberts, Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin, and more. Keeping in the holiday spirit, the show will benefit Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, with attendees receiving a free t-shirt or Tiger Party CD if they donate a new unwrapped toy at the venue.Jackie Greene Plays Dead With Dead & Co, moe., Twiddle Members For Charity [Full Pro-Shot]Before Thanksgiving, Tiger Party along with Allen Aucoin and bassist Tim Philpott visited the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, putting on a special performance for the kids at the center. Denver’s CBS4 was on the scene to capture some feel-good moments from the afternoon. You can check out video from the set below, and snag tickets to Tiger Party’s Holiday Extravaganza on Friday, December 15th at Denver’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox here.last_img read more

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