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Former two-time Super Bowl champion indicted for drug trafficking

January 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former two-time Super Bowl champion indicted for drug trafficking

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A former NFL running back who is a two-time Superbowl champion is among 21 people charged in a federal indictment with a litany of crimes, including drug trafficking, racketeering, gambling, money laundering and threatening victims who owed the conspiracy money with decapitation.

The sweeping indictment unsealed by federal prosecutors out of New York’s Eastern District Court in Brooklyn charges 47-year-old Derrick Loville, who played running back with the 49ers, Seahawks, and Broncos, with operating an international drug ring out of Arizona that stretched all the way east to Brooklyn.

Loville, who has two Super Bowl rings with the Denver Broncos, was among the 21 defendants nabbed early Thursday morning by federal agents across the U.S.

Prosecutors accuse Loville of helping run a criminal drug operation known as ODOG Enterprises led by Owen Hanson, who is a former USC football and volleyball player.

DEA agents arrested Hanson back in September on a golf course at a posh California country club. Another suspect, Giovanni “Tank” Brandolini was detained in Brooklyn back in October. Authorities say a final suspect, Kenny Helinski is a fugitive, who is currently on the lam in Peru.

A DVD sent to a victim's home showed two men beheaded by Mexican drug cartel members

A DVD sent to a victim’s home showed two men beheaded by Mexican drug cartel members

The indictment accuses members of the organization of using horrific scare tactics to ensure people who owed money, paid. A man who was targeted by the criminal enterprise helped break the case wide open for the FBI.

The victim, who goes by the name Robin 702 told federal agents that the operation tried to get him to launder $20 million in illicit proceeds.

When Robin 702 refused, the suspects attempted an array of scare tactics to force him to comply, which included sending a horrifying DVD to his home in Santa Monica, that purportedly showed two men beheaded by a couple of cartel killers, one with a chainsaw, the other with a butcher’s knife.

“A member of my family opened the DVD thinking it was a video of her sister’s newborn baby,” Robin Hood 702 told the New York Post. “But when she watched it, she freaked out. She’s had nightmares for years.”

Hanson also sent the victim a photo of himself wearing a Mexican wrestler’s mask, standing in front of the gravesite’s of the man’s parents holding a shovel with red paint smeared across the tombstones.

“When they desecrated my mother and father’s gravesite, I knew I had to put these guys in jail for a long time,” Robin Hood 702 said.


Hanson is pictured wearing a wrestling mask in front of the gravesites of the victim’s parents

Pete Gleason, who represents the victim, described his client as a “throwback to the golden era in this country when people weren’t afraid to speak their mind and do what’s right and just.”

According to court documents, a San Diego accountant identified as 39-year-old Luke Fairfield, — who prosecutors have implicated in the indictment — helped Hansen set up phony corporations as part of an illicit money laundering operation.

On the advice of Fairfield, ODOG members used methods to structure bank transactions as a way to elude law enforcement and to avoid detection by bank security, the indictment alleges.

Hanson controlled the bank accounts linked to the fictitious shell corporations, according to the charges.

ODOG is also alleged to have run an illegal gambling ring that took bets on college and NFL football games and MLB games.

Lawyers for Hanson, Loville, Brandolino and the other defendants have not commented on the indictment.

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