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Posted: Jun 22 2007, 04:47 AM


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Outlaws' Threat Rumbles Louder
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By ELAINE SILVESTRINI The Tampa Tribune

Published: Jun 21, 2007


TAMPA - Six years after a federal judge here sentenced the international president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club to life in prison, and more than three years after the successor was put behind bars, the notorious biker gang is thriving, looking to expand nationwide and recruiting in Florida, law enforcement officials say.

As a lawyer for one of the former Outlaw leaders argues in court today that he should be allowed to seek a new trial, investigators say the biker gang - one of the largest in the country and the predominant motorcycle gang in Florida - continues to violently protect its turf and engage in drug trafficking, extortion and murder.

"They're organized crime," said motorcycle gang expert Terry Katz, a program manager with the Maryland State Police, who estimated the Outlaws' membership at 1,100 to 1,500 nationwide. "They're the same as the mafia. … They're not going to go out of business just because you take out the godfather, so to speak."

An attorney for the Outlaws denied that the club lives up to its name and said the members are peaceful people who just want to ride motorcycles and be left alone.

The Outlaws have 13 chapters in Florida, including one each in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Authorities in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties say they keep close tabs on the club, which has kept a low profile locally.

For a while after the convictions of Outlaw leaders Harry "Taco" Bowman and James Lee "Frank" Wheeler, which grew out of earlier prosecutions of Outlaws in the Tampa area, investigators say no one stepped in to take the helm of the international club. The club's membership even slipped briefly, authorities say.

But now the club is as big as before, perhaps bigger, motorcycle gang investigators say. Federal agent Carlos Baixauli said a new Milwaukee-based leader - Jack Rozga, also known as "Milwaukee Jack" - has been selected to lead the organization that investigators say engaged in a series of violent clashes across the nation last year with its archenemy, the Hells Angels.

"I think they're probably in the best position that they have been in in several years," said gang expert Steve Cook, a detective in Missouri. "I think they have a more open mind to expansion and to acquiring new territory, and I think they are taking a much more aggressive stance towards specifically the Hells Angels."

New Club Backing Down
Florida long has been Outlaws turf. In recent months, a new motorcycle club with the potential to become part of the Hells Angels, the Bruise Brothers, started chapters across Florida, including the Crystal River area, said Baixauli, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Miami.

Cook, who teaches law enforcement across the country about motorcycle gangs, said the establishment of the Bruise Brothers in Florida - led by some disgruntled former Outlaws - could have caused "a great deal of conflict" in the state as Outlaws fought to protect their territory.

But Jerry Theophilopoulos, a lawyer who represents the Outlaws locally, said the Bruise Brothers have disbanded.

Baixauli said the Bruise Brothers haven't completely broken up, but their membership plunged dramatically after an incident in Delray Beach a couple of months ago in which one of their members was severely beaten by "other people on motorcycles." Baixauli said authorities can't directly say who carried out the beating.

Although there are other, smaller motorcycle gangs in the state, Cook said, none of them has been viewed as a threat.

"It comes down to dollars and cents," Cook said. Whether it's motorcycle theft or drug distribution, it's a threat "if you have someone squeezing into that, cutting into that piece of the pie. At the end of the day, it's not about riding motorcycles; it's about making money."

Ex-Leader Wants New Trial
Bowman, the Outlaws leader who was sent to prison for life in 2001 after being convicted in Tampa of conspiracy, racketeering and drug charges, is set for a hearing in U.S. District Court here today as part of his bid to have his conviction and sentence overturned.

Bowman claims federal prosecutors withheld information they were required to turn over to the defense.

Prosecutors have not directly responded to Bowman's allegations, but they argue in court papers that the defense motion was filed too late. U.S. District Judge James Moody will consider today whether to allow Bowman's motion to go forward.

Bowman's successor, Wheeler, was sentenced to life in prison in Ohio after receiving a 16 1/2 -year sentence in federal court in Tampa in 2004.

These days, investigators say all that happens at the Tampa clubhouse are the monthly gatherings, which the Outlaws call "church meetings." In St. Petersburg, the clubhouse is mainly known for its large-scale, but peaceful, annual Mother's Day gatherings.

The Outlaws clubhouse on Hillsborough Avenue was searched by the FBI in December 2005, but no one was charged.

Theophilopoulos said the raid was staged for the media.

"This was supposed to be a big drug bust," he said. "They get there, and they blow the doors down and used percussion grenades. What did they find? Nothing."

Hillsborough County sheriff's Detective Mike Gibson said the Outlaws are a presence in the area, but nothing like they were in the 1960s and '70s, when they "were just everywhere and harassing people and things like that."

In 1976, the club's hangout on 93rd Avenue was the scene of a shootout when deputies went there to serve a warrant. A gang member and three officers were shot; all survived. One officer was paralyzed from the waist down.

There were raids, more trials and dozens of convictions in the 1980s and '90s. By 2000, the U.S. attorney's office in Tampa was prosecuting and winning convictions of the highest-ranking Outlaws.

Since Wheeler's trial, with the exception of the 2005 search, the Outlaws have mostly kept out of the news in Tampa, while law enforcement experts say the group's criminal activities have thrived across the country.

They Just Want To 'Have Their Peace'
Theophilopoulos said local Outlaws members would not talk to a reporter because they don't want the negative attention often brought by media coverage. No one in the media, he said, is interested in the positive things done by the club, including fundraisers for burned children and toy stocking runs for The Salvation Army.

"They're private people," he said. "If all the press wants to publish is the negative stuff, they have a policy where they have no comment."

The attorney said gang investigators like to foment problems between the Outlaws and the Hells Angels to get funding and "justify their pay, their jobs."

"They want the Outlaws and the Hells Angels to be at war because if they get along, they lose their intelligence," Theophilopoulos said. "If they get along, you're not going to have people committing crimes and getting caught."

When someone gets caught committing crimes, the attorney continued, he will "become a snitch because he needs to save his own hide."

Theophilopoulos denied that the clubs are involved in drug trafficking. He said the clubhouses all have signs telling people drugs are not allowed inside.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Outlaws were renegades, Theophilopoulos said. "Those times have changed. [Now] it's just a normal lifestyle. They like to ride motorcycles. The majority of these members have no arrest record, no criminal record whatsoever. What's happened is the stigma of what occurred in the '60s and '70s … has stuck with them. … All they want to do is have their peace, get along and ride motorcycles."
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Posted: Jun 25 2007, 04:29 AM


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Man Killed in Fight Outside Strip Club
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The fight began early Sunday morning in the parking lot of a Jonesboro Road strip club.


Web Editor: Minnie Bridgers
Last Modified: 6/24/2007 11:12:40 PM




Two rival motorcycle clubs got into a fight early Sunday morning in Forest Park.

Frank Rego Veal, 44, of Roberta was shot and killed in the melee. Two other people were shot several times and taken to the hospital.

The fight began in the parking lot of a Jonesboro Road strip club, The Crazy Horse Saloon, around 1 a.m.

"The incident was the result of a dispute between two, rival motorcycle gangs, the outlaws and the renegades," said Maj. Chris Matson, Forest Park Police Department.

Police swarmed onto the parking lot, and rounded up what they call a host of witnesses, trying to figure out who fired which guns.

Police confiscated two shotguns, three semi-automatic pistols, and one revolver.

Maj. Matson said he can't remember the last time there was serious trouble at The Crazy Horse, and believes the members of the two rival motorcycle clubs are not regulars at the saloon, and not known trouble-makers.

"Not that I'm familiar with. I suppose that, as with any different clubs, there's some sort of rivalry," said Maj. Matson.

Sunday afternoon, warrants were taken out for the two injured people. Police said they believe they are responsible for Veal's murder.

Police are asking anyone with information that could help in this homicide case to give them a call at 404-366-7280.


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Posted: Jul 16 2007, 09:00 AM


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Outlaws Members Pulled Over from Highway, West of Toronto

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Cops Pull Over At Least 40 Outlaw Bikers On Hwy. 401
Friday July 13, 2007
CityNews.ca Staff

They were apparently stopped for traffic violations. But the drivers Peel Police pulled over on the westbound 401 near Winston Churchill Blvd. Friday afternoon weren't your average motorists. Cops hauled over at least 40 members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang, allegedly over their behaviour on the road.

There's no word on charges, but the sight of so many big men wearing their colours on so many big bikes was enough to bring traffic across the highway to a severe slowdown. Gawkers stopped to check out the spectacle, leading to a back-up that stretched all the way to Dixie Road....
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Posted: Jul 19 2007, 10:46 AM


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Outlaws in Hudson, Wisconsin, Fight City Hall

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Outlaws deliver a message to city
Randy Hanson
Hudson Star-Observer - 07/18/2007

Monday night’s meeting of the Hudson City Council had more drama than usual when members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club paid a visit to City Hall.

The Outlaws are upset with rules aimed at keeping them away from Hudson that have been imposed on Dibbo’s nightclub. Dibbo’s had to agree to the rules as a condition for keeping its liquor license.

Shortly before the City Council meeting was set to begin at 6:45 p.m., members of the motorcycle club reportedly showed up at Dibbo’s wearing their “colors” and asked to be served drinks.

Their presence violated one of the conditions of an agreement Dibbo’s management signed with the city in order to keep its liquor license — that anyone wearing gang colors won’t be allowed on the premises.

After being refused service, the group of around 15 Outlaws gathered in the City Hall parking lot and then filed into the crowded council chamber after the meeting had begun.

There was already a larger-than-usual audience on hand.

Residents of Aldrich Avenue were there to express their opinions about a planned storm sewer and street project in their neighborhood.

Landowners, professionals and businesspeople with an interest in a petition for the city to annex 54 acres from the town of Hudson also were on hand.

Members of the St. Croix Valley Riders, a local motorcyclists’ rights organization, also unhappy with the Dibbo’s rules, were in attendance, too....
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Posted: Jul 24 2007, 11:13 AM


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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 19 2007, 10:46 AM)
Outlaws in Hudson, Wisconsin, Fight City Hall

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/articles...25§ion=News

Outlaws deliver a message to city
Randy Hanson
Hudson Star-Observer - 07/18/2007

Monday night’s meeting of the Hudson City Council had more drama than usual when members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club paid a visit to City Hall.

The Outlaws are upset with rules aimed at keeping them away from Hudson that have been imposed on Dibbo’s nightclub. Dibbo’s had to agree to the rules as a condition for keeping its liquor license.

Shortly before the City Council meeting was set to begin at 6:45 p.m., members of the motorcycle club reportedly showed up at Dibbo’s wearing their “colors” and asked to be served drinks.

Their presence violated one of the conditions of an agreement Dibbo’s management signed with the city in order to keep its liquor license — that anyone wearing gang colors won’t be allowed on the premises.

After being refused service, the group of around 15 Outlaws gathered in the City Hall parking lot and then filed into the crowded council chamber after the meeting had begun.

There was already a larger-than-usual audience on hand.

Residents of Aldrich Avenue were there to express their opinions about a planned storm sewer and street project in their neighborhood.

Landowners, professionals and businesspeople with an interest in a petition for the city to annex 54 acres from the town of Hudson also were on hand.

Members of the St. Croix Valley Riders, a local motorcyclists’ rights organization, also unhappy with the Dibbo’s rules, were in attendance, too....

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1315943.html

Motorcycle gang challenges city's ban
The Outlaws say being banned from a bar in Hudson, Wis., was a violation of their rights. City officials see it differently.

By Kevin Giles, Star Tribune

Last update: July 20, 2007 – 9:47 PM

HUDSON, WIS. - Imagine the shock when three Outlaws Motorcycle Club members, wearing their gang "colors," walked into the middle of a Hudson City Council meeting packed with residents debating a sewer project.

And imagine the surprise when their leader, who identified himself to Mayor Jack Breault only as Jimmy, stood to complain that the city violated the Outlaws' constitutional rights by banning them from Dibbo's, a bar on Hudson's downtown thoroughfare.

"We didn't come into town to hurt anybody," the tall Outlaw said of a supposed hostile takeover of the bar in April by 40 or so club members. "We came into town to have some fun."

Hudson officials see it differently when it comes to the Outlaws, considered among the nation's largest motorcycle gangs.

A city agreement with the owners of Dibbo's -- aimed at pushing "a criminal enterprise" out of town -- has led to claims of discrimination and questions about First Amendment rights. The agreement states: If the bar serves Outlaws wearing colors, or allows any meetings or parties for private motorcycle groups, it will lose its liquor license....
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Posted: Jul 24 2007, 03:35 PM


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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 19 2007, 10:46 AM)
Outlaws in Hudson, Wisconsin, Fight City Hall

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/articles...25§ion=News

Outlaws deliver a message to city
Randy Hanson
Hudson Star-Observer - 07/18/2007

Monday night’s meeting of the Hudson City Council had more drama than usual when members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club paid a visit to City Hall.

The Outlaws are upset with rules aimed at keeping them away from Hudson that have been imposed on Dibbo’s nightclub. Dibbo’s had to agree to the rules as a condition for keeping its liquor license.

Shortly before the City Council meeting was set to begin at 6:45 p.m., members of the motorcycle club reportedly showed up at Dibbo’s wearing their “colors” and asked to be served drinks.

Their presence violated one of the conditions of an agreement Dibbo’s management signed with the city in order to keep its liquor license — that anyone wearing gang colors won’t be allowed on the premises.

After being refused service, the group of around 15 Outlaws gathered in the City Hall parking lot and then filed into the crowded council chamber after the meeting had begun.

There was already a larger-than-usual audience on hand.

Residents of Aldrich Avenue were there to express their opinions about a planned storm sewer and street project in their neighborhood.

Landowners, professionals and businesspeople with an interest in a petition for the city to annex 54 acres from the town of Hudson also were on hand.

Members of the St. Croix Valley Riders, a local motorcyclists’ rights organization, also unhappy with the Dibbo’s rules, were in attendance, too....

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.wbay.com/Global/story.asp?S=6821491

Motorcycle groups protest ban from Hudson bar
Associated Press - July 21, 2007 2:25 PM ET

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) - Motorcycle club members are protesting their ban from a Hudson bar.

The bar's owners and city have reached a deal that says the bar will lose its liquor license if it serves club members wearing gang colors or allows meetings or private parties for motorcycle groups.

They say the deal was needed after members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club took over Dibbo's bar one night in April and started a fight at another bar nearby....
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Posted: Jul 31 2007, 03:20 PM


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15 Outlaws Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges: South Boston, US

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http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articl...news/news06.txt

Note that the number of members arrested has since increased to 15.

WEB EXTRA: Drug bust in Brockton and Taunton nets 13 Outlaws
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise staff writer

Jul 31/07

Thirteen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested overnight on federal drug and firearms charges in Brockton and Taunton, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

[snip]

The Brockton Outlaws have had a location at 9 Hunt St. for several years. The Taunton club was located at 218 School St. in that city.

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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 31 2007, 03:20 PM)
15 Outlaws Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges: South Boston, US

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articl...news/news06.txt

Note that the number of members arrested has since increased to 15.

WEB EXTRA: Drug bust in Brockton and Taunton nets 13 Outlaws
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise staff writer

Jul 31/07

Thirteen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested overnight on federal drug and firearms charges in Brockton and Taunton, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

[snip]

The Brockton Outlaws have had a location at 9 Hunt St. for several years. The Taunton club was located at 218 School St. in that city.

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_regi...tion_roadk.html

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Operation Roadkill leads to federal charges again 15 in alleged motorcycle gang
By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff
Posted by the Boston Globe City & Region Desk at 02:36 PM

Fifteen members and associates of the Outlaws motorcycle Club, including the former president of the Taunton chapter, were arrested today on federal gun and drug trafficking charges following a two-year undercover investigation dubbed "Operation Roadkill."

A task force of FBI agents, State Police, and officers from Brockton and Taunton raided the Outlaws' Taunton clubhouse as part of an investigation that led to the seizure of 17 guns, 116 grams of cocaine, and $100,000 in cash, according to Acting US Attorney Michael K. Loucks.

"It should have a substantial impact on their operation in this state," said Loucks, who added the Outlaws are a highly structured, violent gang with 90 chapters worldwide, including Taunton, Brockton and East Boston....
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Posted: Aug 1 2007, 03:55 AM


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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 31 2007, 03:20 PM)
15 Outlaws Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges: South Boston, US

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articl...news/news06.txt

Note that the number of members arrested has since increased to 15.

WEB EXTRA: Drug bust in Brockton and Taunton nets 13 Outlaws
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise staff writer

Jul 31/07

Thirteen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested overnight on federal drug and firearms charges in Brockton and Taunton, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

[snip]

The Brockton Outlaws have had a location at 9 Hunt St. for several years. The Taunton club was located at 218 School St. in that city.

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.bostonnow.com/news/local/2007/0...ght_into_sting/

Feds raid Taunton biker gang
Outlaws target of sting operation, drugs and guns seized

James O'Brien
Published on Wed, Aug 1, 2007

The first step for a small army of law enforcement officers readying to raid a renegade biker gang's hangout in Taunton was to use a simple piece of tape.

The tape blinded the gang's surveillance cameras. There, and at other locations, FBI agents and some 200 officers arrested 15 members and associates of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club Monday night and early yesterday on charges of moving cocaine and marijuana into the Bay State and beyond while toting a small arsenal in the effort.

The clubhouse was filled with the paraphernalia of the criminal operation. Officers seized Nazi flags, revolvers, painted baseball bats, a stripper's pole, swords, knives, 167 grams of cocaine and more than $100,000 in cash.

[snip]

One undercover FBI agent lived, partied and dealt to the gang for more than a year of the two-year sting operation. Posing as a semilegitimate businessman from Texas, the agent worked in conjunction with two other undercover agents who posed as truckers. Officials said they transported Outlaws' cars to Mexico - cars that the Outlaws then claimed as stolen to collect insurance money. Earning the gang's trust, the agent then disclosed his other operation - trafficking cocaine into the country from Mexico.

[snip]

Outlaws Motorcycle Club history
The Outlaws Motorcycle Club was founded in 1935 at a bar outside Chicago. There are three chapters in Massachusetts: in Taunton, Brockton and East Boston. There are 90 chapters worldwide, including Canada, Europe and Australia. Members of the club were reportedly involved in the Interstate 95 shooting of a Hell's Angels president outside Waterbury, Conn....
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Posted: Aug 1 2007, 04:00 AM


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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 31 2007, 03:20 PM)
15 Outlaws Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges: South Boston, US

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articl...news/news06.txt

Note that the number of members arrested has since increased to 15.

WEB EXTRA: Drug bust in Brockton and Taunton nets 13 Outlaws
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise staff writer

Jul 31/07

Thirteen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested overnight on federal drug and firearms charges in Brockton and Taunton, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

[snip]

The Brockton Outlaws have had a location at 9 Hunt St. for several years. The Taunton club was located at 218 School St. in that city.

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.eyewitnessnewstv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6867680

Motorcycle club bust nets drugs, guns, and cash
July 31, 2007 07:44 PM EDT

[snip]

The bust went down early Tuesday morning on School Street in Taunton. Federal agents stormed into the clubhouse in the center of a quiet neighborhood.

It was called "Operation Roadkill."

Mary Dias, a neighbor, says her husband witnessed the commotion first-hand. "He came out to put one of our dogs out, and he saw the FBI jumping fences... Next thing you know the SWAT team, everybody was over there," at the clubhouse belonging to the "Outlaws" motorcycle club.

"17 guns were seized, including an AR15 assault rifle," said Mike Loucks, the assistant to the U.S. attorney. "During the investigation we seized 167 grams of cocaine... and last night and today, we obtained from gang members approximately $100,000 in cash."

The U.S. attorney's office in Boston says 15 bikers and associates have been indicted on drugs and weapons charges. They say a man named Joseph Noe -- also known as "Joe Doggs" -- was the ringleader.

The indictment says members of the club provided a "protection detail," acting as armed escorts for undercover agents posing as drug smugglers.

[snip]

Dias said she and others had seen people going in and out of the clubhouse at all hours, and were trying to figure out what was going on. The club ended up being a bad neighbor: "If they were having a party... this one year here... this whole street was covered with motorcycles," said Dias.

If convicted on the charges, each defendant could serve at least ten years in prison.
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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 31 2007, 03:20 PM)
15 Outlaws Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges: South Boston, US

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articl...news/news06.txt

Note that the number of members arrested has since increased to 15.

WEB EXTRA: Drug bust in Brockton and Taunton nets 13 Outlaws
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise staff writer

Jul 31/07

Thirteen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested overnight on federal drug and firearms charges in Brockton and Taunton, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

[snip]

The Brockton Outlaws have had a location at 9 Hunt St. for several years. The Taunton club was located at 218 School St. in that city.

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/...rgeted_in_raid/

Bikers' clubhouse targeted in raid
15 arrested on drug charges

By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff | August 1, 2007

They have a clubhouse, pay dues, elect officers, and have a national constitution that reads: "What happens and is said at club meetings stays at Club meetings. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!"

But yesterday, the Outlaws Motorcycle Club's Taunton chapter learned that no place is sacred. Its clubhouse was raided, and 15 members and associates, including former president Joseph "Joe Doggs" Noe, were arrested on drug-trafficking charges following a two-year undercover investigation dubbed Operation Roadkill.

The most incriminating evidence came straight from members' mouths as they boasted about past misdeeds and plotted new ones with an undercover agent who infiltrated the Outlaws, according to an FBI affidavit filed in court yesterday.

One of the men indicted on federal drug charges -- Scott Towne, 42, of Brockton -- told the undercover agent that he accidentally snapped a man's neck and killed him when they were wrestling in 1988 or 1989, then left him hanging from a tree to make it look like a suicide, according to the affidavit.

[snip]

"It should have a substantial impact on their operation in this state," said Loucks, announcing the arrests at the federal courthouse yesterday.

A federal indictment and related complaint unsealed yesterday alleges that some of the Outlaws provided a "protection detail" in November for 40 kilograms of cocaine and close to 1,000 pounds of marijuana allegedly being shipped from Mexico to Canada. But the men posing as drug dealers were undercover FBI agents who had set up the sting.

Noe, who was allegedly carrying a gun during the protection detail, also faces a weapons charge.

In a tense moment the night before the protection detail, Brian "Clothesline" Delavega, reputed enforcer for the Outlaws, ordered the undercover agent to take off his jacket and boots in the basement of the gang's clubhouse while he searched him for a recording device, according to the affidavit.

"Just precautions," said Delavega, according to the affidavit. "Cases have been built against people. Trust me. If someone was accusing me of being a [expletive] fed, I would probably smash them in the [expletive] teeth."

The search turned up nothing, Larned said.

"Obviously, if they had found something on him, it would have been a very serious situation," Larned said.

[snip]

Among those arrested yesterday was John Agresta, manager of Tony's Cantina in Bridgewater, who was accused of selling cocaine at the bar, which is frequented by members of the Outlaws, according to the affidavit.

The FBI affidavit says the Outlaws control Southeastern Massachusetts, while southern New Hampshire is Hells Angels territory.

On April 2, 2006, the president of the Bridgeport, Conn., chapter of the Hells Angels was shot to death, and another member was wounded while riding their motorcycles on Route 95 in West Haven. Outlaws from Florida were believed responsible, the affidavit says.

Members of the Taunton chapter of the Outlaws wearing bulletproof vests -- including Noe, Delavega, and Scott Bulgar -- traveled to Waterbury, Conn., to fortify the clubhouse there in anticipation of retaliation by members of the Hells Angels, the affidavit says.

The 14 men and one woman arrested yesterday have been ordered held without bail pending hearings this week and next.
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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 31 2007, 03:20 PM)
15 Outlaws Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges: South Boston, US

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articl...news/news06.txt

Note that the number of members arrested has since increased to 15.

WEB EXTRA: Drug bust in Brockton and Taunton nets 13 Outlaws
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise staff writer

Jul 31/07

Thirteen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested overnight on federal drug and firearms charges in Brockton and Taunton, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

[snip]

The Brockton Outlaws have had a location at 9 Hunt St. for several years. The Taunton club was located at 218 School St. in that city.

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://www.patriotledger.com/articles/2007...news/news03.txt

15 local Outlaws nabbed in FBI sting
By ELAINE ALLEGRINI
GateHouse News Service
Transmitted Wednesday, August 01, 2007

TAUNTON - They are the Outlaws, part of one of the largest motorcycle clubs in the world - and 15 of them from the club’s Taunton chapter now face federal drug and firearms charges after a two-year FBI investigation.

During that time, members of the Outlaws club in Taunton engaged in a host of violent criminal activities, including an armed carjacking in Norton, U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan says.

They also are accused of terrorizing the Taunton neighborhood where their clubhouse served as a hub of marijuana and cocaine trafficking and other crimes, according to authorities and affidavits filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boston.

[snip]

Outlaws crime sweep

These suspects are in custody on multiple-count indictments:

—Joseph Noe, ‘‘Joe Doggs,’’ 85 Freemont St., No. 1, Taunton.

—Jose Espada, ‘‘Roe,’’ 443 Bay St., Taunton.

— Mark DiRenzo, ‘‘Chooch,’’ 78 Walnut St., Hyde Park.

—Chris Sullivan, ‘‘Yogi,’’ 12 Clough Road, Dedham.

—Edward Bullio, ‘‘Eddie,’’ 29 Crapo St., Bridgewater.

—Tony Lima, 44 Clarence Ave., Bridgewater.

—Steven O’Brien, ‘‘Obie,’’ 248 Spring St., East Bridgewater.

—John Agresta, ‘‘Johnny,’’ 33 Meadow Lane, No. 6, Bridgewater.

—Catherine Larkin, 261 Plymouth St., No. 4, East Bridgewater.

—Brian DeLavega, ‘‘Clothesline,’’ 19 Hillview Lane, Holbrook.

—Scott Bulgar, ‘‘Black Scott,’’ 189 Rockland St., Brockton.

—John Pombriant, ‘‘Bones,’’ 28 Everdean St., Dorchester.

—Scott Towne, 34 Winthrop St., Brockton.

Criminal complaints have been issued against these suspects on conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine:

— Timothy J. Silvia, 10 E. Britannia St., Taunton.

—Todd Donofrio, 25R Belmont Ave., Stoughton.
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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 31 2007, 03:20 PM)
15 Outlaws Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges: South Boston, US

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articl...news/news06.txt

Note that the number of members arrested has since increased to 15.

WEB EXTRA: Drug bust in Brockton and Taunton nets 13 Outlaws
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise staff writer

Jul 31/07

Thirteen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested overnight on federal drug and firearms charges in Brockton and Taunton, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

[snip]

The Brockton Outlaws have had a location at 9 Hunt St. for several years. The Taunton club was located at 218 School St. in that city.

The link to the US Department of Justice's press release about the arrests and charges can be found at

http://boston.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel...eclub073107.pdf

Part of the release (in a PDF file) appears below:

Department of Justice

United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: CHRISTINA DiIORIO-STERLING
JULY 31, 2007 PHONE: (617)748-3356
WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/MA E-MAIL: USAMA.MEDIA@USDOJ.GOV

FIFTEEN MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES OF THE OUTLAWS
MOTORCYCLE CLUB NAMED IN FEDERAL DRUG AND FIREARM CHARGES


Boston, MA... Arrests today were sought of fifteen members and associates of the
Outlaws Motorcyle Club on drug and firearm charges.

United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New England Field Division; Colonel Mark F. Delaney, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, William Conlon, Chief of the Brockton Police Department, Raymond O'Berg, Chief of the Taunton Police Department and Joseph McDonald, Jr. of the Plymouth County Sheriff, announced today “Operation Roadkill”, a two-year investigation resulting in charges against fifteen members and associates of the Taunton Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (the “Outlaws”).

An indictment was unsealed charging a total of fifteen members and associates of the Outlaws with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. The indictment also charged the former President of the Taunton Chapter of the Outlaws with possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking....
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QUOTE (antimafia @ Jul 31 2007, 03:20 PM)
15 Outlaws Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges: South Boston, US

Link to article about this topic, along with part of the article itself, appears below:

http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articl...news/news06.txt

Note that the number of members arrested has since increased to 15.

WEB EXTRA: Drug bust in Brockton and Taunton nets 13 Outlaws
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise staff writer

Jul 31/07

Thirteen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested overnight on federal drug and firearms charges in Brockton and Taunton, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

[snip]

The Brockton Outlaws have had a location at 9 Hunt St. for several years. The Taunton club was located at 218 School St. in that city.

Suspects in 2006 Carjacking Among Those Picked Up

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Raid nets area suspects in 2006 carjacking
BY DAVID LINTON SUN CHRONICLE STAFF
Thursday, August 2, 2007 1:26 AM EDT

NORTON - The feds' bust-up of the Taunton chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club included two members who are suspects in an unsolved Norton carjacking in April 2006.

Joseph "Joe Doggs" Noe, 33, of Taunton, a former club president, and Brian "Clothesline" Delavega, 33, a reputed enforcer for the Outlaws, are named as suspects in an affidavit filed with a federal indictment.

The two gang members allegedly hijacked a Chevy Silverado pickup at gunpoint from two men outside the Sportsman's Cafe on Route 123 in April 2006, according to the affidavit.

They later allegedly sold the stolen truck for $6,000 to an undercover agent who posed as a Texas businessman involved in insurance fraud and drug trafficking, the affidavit says.

The victims were shaken up, but no one was seriously injured, police said....

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Outlaws MC in Detroit, Michigan, Raided

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Feds raid biker club, indict 16
'We will not tolerate armed gang violence,' attorney general says on nationwide crackdown.

Paul Egan / The Detroit News

DETROIT -- Federal agents in Detroit raided the Outlaws Motorcycle Club on Wednesday and indicted 16 alleged members and associates, including those identified by officials as the regional president and six other club presidents or former presidents.

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was in Detroit to announce the racketeering indictment, saying the case was part of a nationwide crackdown on the Outlaws specifically and illegal bike and street gangs generally.

"When a gang declares a neighborhood to be its territory, it is attacking that community," Gonzales said at a news conference. "We will not tolerate armed gang violence and the drug trade that fuels it."

[snip]

The indictment identifies the Outlaws as "an international criminal organization" that enriches its members through drug dealing, illegal gambling, gun crimes and acts of violence and that keeps its victims and members in fear through violence. Allegations include assault with a dangerous weapon against six defendants for an alleged attack on members of the rival Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Indiana on April 1, 2006. Weapons used include a hammer, motorcycle parts and a cane, the indictment alleges.

Of the 16 defendants, 12 from Michigan, three from Indiana and one from Arizona, about a dozen were in custody Wednesday and the rest were sought by federal agents.

[snip]

Agents executed search warrants in the Jacksonville area and elsewhere in Florida Wednesday as part of the same investigation, officials said.

At the end of July, federal officials arrested or issued warrants for 15 members or associates of the Outlaws in the Boston area.

With Wednesday's indictment, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit is actively prosecuting what the FBI calls the two largest outlaw gangs operating in Detroit -- the Outlaws and the Highwaymen.

About 40 members and associates of the Highwaymen face drug and conspiracy charges, and officials have said a racketeering indictment involving as many as 100 defendants is expected this fall....
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Judge Refuses To Overturn Ex-Outlaws Leader's Sentence
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TAMPA - The former international leader of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club lost a bid Tuesday to have his life sentence set aside.

U.S. District Judge James Moody issued an order denying a motion by an attorney for Harry "Taco" Bowman requesting that Moody overturn Bowman's sentence for his conviction in Tampa in 2001 on conspiracy, racketeering and drug charges.

The defense claimed federal prosecutors withheld information they were required to turn over to the defense before Bowman's trial.

However, Moody ruled the prosecution didn't have information the defense said it had about "snitches."

After Bowman's conviction, federal officials in Tampa prosecuted his successor, James Lee "Frank" Wheeler.

Experts say the motorcycle club, which has 1,100 to 1,500 members nationwide, has regrouped.

Florida is said to be one of the club's strongholds.

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Bombing case targets Outfit-biker gang connection
by Chuck Goudie and Ann Pistone

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The man who supplied explosives in a mob- ordered pipe bombing of a Berwyn business pleaded guilty Wednesday and has agreed to testify against others in the case.
Kyle Knight of Merrillville, Indiana admitted transporting two bags of explosive powder to 84-year-old Samuel Volpendesto, reputed to be a mob associate. Volpendesto, of Oak Brook and 41 year old Mark Polchan have been charged with the 2003 bombing of C&S Coin Operated Amusements, 6508 W. 16th St. in Berwyn, which leased vending and video machines and was targeted by the Chicago Outfit because it competed with the mob's $13 million illegal gambling operation. Polchan, also described by authorities as a mob associate and a member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang, and Volpendesto were charged last month with the 2003 bombing.
According to his indictment, Volpendesto talked on undercover tape about the bombings and connected an unnamed individual referred to only as the "Large Guy." The government refers to that man as Outfit Member A, who worked for Outfit boss Johnny "Apes" Monteleone.
In a report last month the ABC7 ITeam identified Outfit member A as Mike Sarno, formerly known as "Fat Boy." The Westchester home of the convicted gangster was raided by the FBI in connection with the bombing. Sarno, now known in mob circles as "the large guy," has not been charged in the case. He told the I-Team this summer that he would have nothing to say about the legal matter.
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The Iteam report, Double-O Connection, focused on a criminal relationship between the Outfit and the Outlaws biker gang.
In court today, Knight also pleaded guilty to numerous robberies. He has agreed to cooperate with authorities in return for a sentence of 15 years in prison.
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2 lawyers disqualified in mob-related Berwyn case
By MIKE ROBINSON | AP Legal Affairs Writer
6:41 PM CDT, October 28, 2008
CHICAGO - A federal judge disqualified two lawyers Tuesday from representing a pair of defendants charged in a mob-related case with blowing up a coin-operated amusement company in suburban Berwyn.

Judge Ronald A. Guzman disqualified attorneys Alexander Salerno and Edmund Wanderling, saying they have "numerous and multifaceted" conflicts of interest.

Mark Polchan, 41, and Samuel Volpendesto, 84, are charged in the February 2003 bombing that ripped apart the Berwyn offices of C&S Coin Operated Amusements.

Prosecutors say the blast was a message from the mob to the company to quit horning in on its $13 million monopoly on gambling in Chicago's western suburbs.

The two men were arrested July 30 when federal agents fanned out across northern Illinois, raiding offices and hangouts of the Outlaws motorcycle gang. Polchan is a member of the Outlaws. The two have pleaded not guilty.

A call to Salerno and Wanderling at their offices late Tuesday was not immediately returned. A message was left with their answering service.

Salerno showed up at the home of an unnamed mob member who could become a defendant in the case when federal agents searched it on July 30, Guzman said. Wanderling apparently called Salerno and urged him to go to the home, he said.

Salerno also represented a key witness in the case and Wanderling had represented that witness's son, the judge said. He said Salerno previously served as an attorney for Volpendesto, who is now represented by Wanderling.

"These circumstances make it extremely difficult for the court even to admonish adequately Volpendesto or Polchan as to the many different ways that this prior relationship could result in prejudice to either during the course of these proceedings," Guzman said in a 15-page written opinion.

"Under these circumstances it is extremely difficult for the court to satisfy itself that either Volpendesto or Polchan understand fully the consequences of waiving their Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel," he said.
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Fourteen Motorcycle Gang Leaders and Members Plead Guilty in Detroit to Violent Crime, Drug and Firearms Charges

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club have pleaded guilty in Detroit to charges including violent crimes in aid of racketeering, illegal drug distribution and firearms violations, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Terrence Berg and Thomas Brandon, Special Agent-in-Charge of the ATF Detroit Field Division, announced today.

The guilty pleas included leaders, members and gang associates of Outlaws' chapters in Fort Wayne, Ind., Indianapolis, and areas of Detroit including Eastside, Detroit Westside, Downriver and Bay City. The defendants were charged with various crimes including violent crimes in aid of racketeering; conspiracy to commit violent crimes in aid of racketeering; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and hashish; possessing a firearm after conviction for a felony; and sale of a firearm to a known felon.

"Unfortunately, far too many Americans live in fear of gang-related violence," said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer. "By working with our federal, state and local partners to target these gangs, we take violent individuals off the street and weaken the chokehold that gangs like the Outlaws have on our communities."

"The guilty pleas by a large number of leaders and members of this illegal motorcycle gang are a good example of the success that comes from effective federal, state and local law enforcement cooperation," said U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg. "This case has managed to put a damper on the heightened dangers of violence and other criminal acts posed by organized gangs such as the Outlaws. The ATF, FBI and their state and local law enforcement partners did an excellent job in bringing down the illegal activities of the Outlaws in the Eastern District of Michigan."

"One of ATF's primary missions is to make our communities safer from the criminal activity of violent gangs, such as the Outlaws. The magnitude of the pain, suffering and fear that violent gangs bring to our communities is immeasurable," said Thomas Brandon, Special Agent-in-Charge of the ATF Detroit Field Division. "ATF, along with our local, state and federal partners, remains committed to stemming the hold that violent gangs like the Outlaws have on our neighborhoods."

The guilty pleas were the result of "Operation Broken Spoke," "Operation Detroit Mugger," and "Operation End Game," a five-year investigation by the ATF; the FBI; the National Drug Intelligence Center; Michigan State Police; the Detroit Police Department; the South Bend, Ind., Police Department; and the Fort Wayne Police Department.

The following Michigan and Indiana Outlaws members and associates pleaded guilty:

NAME DATE OF PLEA CHARGE
Leroy Frasier, July 30, 2009 Conspiracy to commit assault with
aka "Leroy" a dangerous weapon
David Dorris, July 27, 2009 Conspiracy to commit assault with
aka "Hoggs" a dangerous weapon
Ramon Rios, July 23, 2009 Conspiracy to commit assault with
aka "Ramon" a dangerous weapon
Norman Box Jr., June 23, 2009 Assault with a dangerous weapon
aka "Stormin Norman"
Michael Radke, June 23, 2009 Distribution of cocaine
aka "Mike"
Edward Gallagher, June 23, 2009 Distribution of methamphetamine
aka "Eddie"
Danny Neace, June 12, 2009 Assault with a dangerous weapon
aka "Milky"
Bruce Wendel, June 12, 2009 Assault with a dangerous weapon
aka "Big Bruce"
Kim Galaviz, June 12, 2009 Distribution of cocaine
aka "Moe"
William Thomas McCowan, June 10, 2009 Possession of hashish
aka "Tom the Bomb"
William Merfert, June 10, 2009 Felon in possession of firearms
aka "Billy"
William Elston, June 9, 2009 Assault with a deadly weapon
aka "Jason" resulting in serious bodily
injury
Mark Guerra, April 1, 2009 Distribution of marijuana
aka "Skid Mark"
William Guinn, Aug. 25, 2008 Distribution of marijuana
aka "Slick"

Robert Castillo, aka "Big Rob" and "Mexican Rob," is currently awaiting trial on charges of distributing cocaine. Kenneth Creslaw, aka "KC," is charged with distributing marijuana and remains a fugitive.

The original 18-count indictment alleged that the Outlaws Motorcycle Club is an enterprise whose members allegedly committed, attempted to, and threatened to commit acts of violence to protect and expand the gang's criminal operations. Several of the defendants were charged with allegedly assaulting various members of the rival Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, in some cases with dangerous weapons including a hammer, motorcycle parts and a cane. Several defendants allegedly trafficked in the sale of narcotics, including methamphetamine, marijuana, hashish and cocaine, while others were charged with various firearms offenses.

The Outlaws Motorcycle Club has been identified as an international criminal organization whose members and associates engage in acts of violence including murder, attempted murder, assault, robbery, kidnapping, narcotics sales and distribution, illegal firearms trafficking and gambling offenses. The Outlaws are a structured and hierarchical gang, divided into multiple regions in the United States. The Outlaws also have members worldwide, including Europe, Asia and Canada. The Outlaws have a long-standing violent history with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, including assaults/batteries, shootings and fatalities.

The Detroit Outlaws case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Diane L. Marion and Julie Beck of the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as Trial Attorney Sam Nazzaro of the Criminal Division's Gang Unit.

The law enforcement actions in Detroit are the result of the Justice Department's ongoing anti-gang initiative and the joint strategic and priority targeting of violent street gangs by the ATF, FBI, the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement and Coordination Center (GangTECC), the National Gang Intelligence Center and state and local law enforcement. The Criminal Division's Gang Unit, a specialized group of federal prosecutors charged with attacking the most significant regional, national and international gangs in the United States, works with fellow prosecutors around the country to disrupt and dismantle gang activity in communities. In addition, the Gang Unit works with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies to construct effective and coordinated prevention and enforcement strategies.

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice

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Members of Bay City Outlaws Motorcycle Club face sentencing in federal sting

by LaNia Coleman | The Bay City Times
Thursday July 30, 2009, 7:43 PM

Three men with Bay City ties are among 14 Outlaws Motorcycle Club members who have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a federal sting of violent motorcycle gangs.

Leroy Frasier, former president of the Bay City Outlaws chapter and president of the gang's Black Region of Michigan and Indiana, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon.

He was the last of the defendants to plead.

Danny "Milky" Neace and Kim "Moe" Galaviz, both of Bay City, entered guilty pleas June 12.

Neace faces sentencing at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

He pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, court records show.

Galaviz is to be sentenced at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, on one count of distributing cocaine, records show.

Frasier must appear at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, for sentencing.

The Outlaws gang is an international criminal enterprise whose members trade in illegal firearms and narcotics, including methamphetamine, marijuana, hashish and cocaine, investigators say.

Club members also engage in acts of violence including murder, attempted murder, assault, robbery and kidnapping, plus illegal gambling.

The gang has a long-standing, violent history with its archenemies, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Federal authorities claim Outlaws members were attempting to expand the club's territory in August 2006 when members of the rival crews clashed at Custer State Park near Custer, S.D., in the southwest corner of the state.

Neace was reportedly shot four times. Frasier witnessed the shooting.

Frasier also was with Bay City residents Nola Zietler and Donald Dunham in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Oct. 29, 2003, when a Texarkana, Ark., man rammed a stolen pickup truck into Zietler and Dunham, killing them.

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Sky news have videos with interviews with Outlaws' European and Asian president and a lot of other interesting outlaw biker related stuff.

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Officials: Meth ring tied to biker gang smashed

By Peter Mucha
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24-8-09

Announcing criminal charges against 40 people, authorities today declared they had smashed a major methamphetamine ring operating in the Philadelphia area and dealt a major blow to the Outlaws motorcycle gang.

The 11-month investigation, code-named Operation Ice Breaker, grew of out an earlier probe, Operation Mexican Ice, which targeted the meth pipeline between Mexico and the Philadelphia region, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said at a news conference in Philadelphia.

The three men arrested in that first wave, announced in June, were mid- or lower-level participants, Corbett said at the time.

This phase, which included hundreds of wiretaps, led to the arrest of leaders, including William Lees, 55, of Philadelphia, who distributed crystal meth shipped from Mexico through Atlanta to the biker gang, whose activities were often directed by president Thomas “The Boss” Zaroff Jr. and Charles “The Panhead” Rees, Corbett said.

"We have not only taken down the main methamphetamine dealers in the region but we also have arrested the leaders and key members of the Philadelphia chapter of the Outlaws motorcycle gang," Corbett said.

He called the Outlaws the nation's fourth largest motorcycle gang that uses violence to further illegal activities.

Between September and March, Lees, who was not himself part of the Outlaws, moved about 28 pounds with a street value of about $2.5 million, according to the statewide grand jury that recommended the prosecutions.

The organization operated in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania and in Camden and Burlington Counties across the river, Corbett said.

Seventeen people had been arrested as of this morning, including Lees and three of his alleged suppliers, Jose Torres, Rebecca Guirate and Andrew Bernard Jr., all from Philadelphia.

More are expected to surrender shortly, an official said. The office's narcotics bureau spearheaded the investigation

Of the 40 who were charged, 15 were members of the Outlaws, who would hold weekly meetings known as "church" to discuss illegal activities such as dealing narcotics, gambling, prostitution and extortion, Corbett said.

In one wiretapped conversation, Zaroff spoke of plans to rob and assault members of the rival Pagans following a confrontations at an April tattoo convention in Philadelphia, according to a news release from the attorney general's office.
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The 40 charged in Operation Ice Breaker
An investigation into an alleged meth amphetamine ring led to these people being named defendants.

Note: The 15 charged members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang are listed at the end.

Jose Torres, 41, 3327 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, is charged with 14 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 14 counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds.

Rebecca Guirate, 31, 4986 Pennway St., Philadelphia, is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of possession, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds.

Andrew Bernard Jr., 41, 238 W. Atlantic St., Philadelphia, is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of possession, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds.

William Lees, 55, 3186 Tulip St., Philadelphia, is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of possession, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds.

Glen Woloszyn, 53, 29 Phillips Road, Hainesport, New Jersey, is charged with 21 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, five counts of criminal conspiracy, five counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Marlene Silverman, 50, 132 Tuckerton Road, Shamong, New Jersey, is charged with15 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, five counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds, four counts of possession with the intent to deliver, four counts of criminal conspiracy and one count of corrupt organizations.

Jay Kloss, 52, 132 Tuckerton Road, Shamong, New Jersey, is charged with four counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count corrupt organizations, one count criminal use of a communication facility and one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds.

Vincent Santore, 35, 235 Weymouth Road, Buena, New Jersey, is charged with 19 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, six counts of possession with the intent to deliver, six counts of criminal conspiracy, six counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Frank Santore, 46, 477 Huber Ave., Williamstown, New Jersey, is charged with 19 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, five counts of possession with the intent to deliver, five counts of criminal conspiracy, five counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Michael Davies, 57, 1063 Granite St., Philadelphia, is charged with 34 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, six counts of possession with the intent to deliver, six counts of criminal conspiracy, four counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Arthur Raab, 39, 17 Rolling Lane, Levittown, is charged with 13 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, four counts of possession with the intent to deliver, four counts of criminal conspiracy, four counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

James Staab, 55, 1313 Crease St., Philadelphia, is charged with 12 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, five counts of possession with the intent to deliver, five counts of criminal conspiracy, five counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Richard Mulharan, 42, 2552 E. Ontario St., Philadelphia, is charged with 101 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 20 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 20 counts of criminal conspiracy, five counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

David Allen, 40, 3756 Bandon Drive, Philadelphia, is charged with16 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 12 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 12 counts of criminal conspiracy, 12 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Amy Allen, 41, 3756 Bandon Drive, Philadelphia, is charged with 12 counts of criminal conspiracy, two counts of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Kenneth Woods, 56, 398 Walnut Glenn Road, Lincoln University, is charged with 12 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, four counts of possession with the intent to deliver, four counts of criminal conspiracy, four counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Joseph “Stone Cold” Larkins, 39, 3085 Tulip St., Philadelphia, is charged with 26 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 12 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 12 counts of criminal conspiracy, 12 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

James “Cricket” Krause, 50, 3121 Agate St., Philadelphia, is charged with 41 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 15 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 15 counts of criminal conspiracy, 15 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

John Pettachio, 50, 2964 Richmond St., Philadelphia, is charged with 10 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, six counts of possession, six counts of criminal conspiracy, six counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

James Hagan, 43, 2305 E. Harold St., Philadelphia, is charged with 32 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 16 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 16 counts of criminal conspiracy, 16 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Kelly Stewart, 36, 6301 Hegerman St., Philadelphia, is charged with 25 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, six counts of possession with the intent to deliver, six counts of criminal conspiracy, six counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Michael Schmanek, 43, address unknown, Philadelphia, is charged with 15 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 10 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 10 counts of criminal conspiracy, 10 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Michael Arnold, 35, 3076 Janney St., Philadelphia, is charged with 16 counts of criminal conspiracy, 13 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, four counts of possession with the intent to deliver, four counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Shirleyanne Arnold, 30, 3076 Janney St., Philadelphia, is charged with 16 counts of criminal conspiracy, nine counts of criminal use of a communication facility, seven counts of possession with the intent to deliver, seven counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

John O’Boyle, 47, 2818 Chatham St., Philadelphia, is charged with 45 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 14 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 14 counts of criminal conspiracy, five counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

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Jeffrey “Death Row” Hampton, 36, 229 Maple Ave., Westville, New Jersey, is charged with 250 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 75 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 74 counts of criminal conspiracy, 75 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds, one count of former felon not to possess a firearm and one count of corrupt organizations.

William “Hallzie” Hall, 52, 3022 Janney St., Philadelphia, is charged with three counts of possession with the intent to deliver, three counts of criminal conspiracy, three counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds, two counts of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of corrupt organizations.

Jeffrey “Santa Claus” Taylor, 54, 39 Paducah Road, Easthampton, New Jersey, is charged with 66 counts of criminal use of a communications facility, 15 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 15 counts of criminal conspiracy, 15 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Stephen “45” Conner, 54, 1102 Wall Ave., Burlington Township, New Jersey, is charged with 61 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 17 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 17 counts of criminal conspiracy, 17 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Charles “Panhead” Rees, 53, 1326 Markley St., Norristown, is charged with 31 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 24 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 24 counts of criminal conspiracy, 24 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Thomas “The Boss” Zaroff, Jr., 36, 3964 Richmond St., Philadelphia is charged with10 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of dealing in unlawful proceed and one count of corrupt organizations.

Christopher “Junior” Custer, 35, 4 Colonial Circle, Norristown, is charged with 31 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 20 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 20 counts of criminal conspiracy, 10 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Norman “Stormin Norman” Taylor, 45, 305 Spring St., Royersford, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of criminal conspiracy, one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Danielle “Cleaver” Bodine, 25, 1326 Markley St., Norristown, is charged with 14 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of criminal conspiracy, one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Shawn Ruppert, 25, 6235 Cttage St., Philadelphia, is charged with seven counts of criminal use of a communications facility, four counts of possession with the intent to deliver, four counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

James Banks, 42, 3121 N. Janney St., Philadelphia, is charged with 42 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 35 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 35 counts of criminal conspiracy, 18 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Joseph “Joey DP” Slusarczyk, 52, 3224 Miller St., Philadelphia, is charged with 70 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 15 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 15 counts of criminal conspiracy, 15 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Ryan Sangiovanni, 40, 3131 Rt. 38, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, is charged with 29 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, 10 counts of possession with the intent to deliver, 10 counts of criminal conspiracy, 10 counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Jolanta “Preacher’s Daughter” Polasik, 26, 11807 Stevens Road, Philadelphia, is charged with 35 counts of possession, 34 counts of criminal use of a communication facility, three counts of criminal conspiracy, three counts of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.

Michael Ivins, 47, 130 Ridge Road, Southampton, New Jersey, is charged with seven counts of criminal use of a communication facility, three counts of possession with the intent to deliver, three counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of dealing in unlawful proceeds and one count of corrupt organizations.
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The former head of the Brockton chapter of the Outlaws motorcycle gang was sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison yesterday on drug charges.

Timothy Silvia, 44, of Brockton, must also serve five years of probation after his release.

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine.

A codefendant, Todd Donofrio, 39, of Stoughton, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of probation, on the same charges.

The two were charged in federal court in July 2008 as part of Operation Roadkill, a two-year investigation by local, state, and federal authorities into drug dealing and other crimes. In all, 15 members of the motorcycle club were charged in federal court.
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Three members of Outlaws mc Belgium was shot and wounded during the weekend. Nothing in English so far, but quite a bit in Dutch and French.
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‘Outlaws’ bikers jailed over £40k drugs haul

May 22 2010 by Eryl Crump, Daily Post

SEVEN men, including the European boss of the Outlaws motorcycle club, have been jailed for a total of nearly 23 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply more than £40,000 worth of illegal drugs.

Stuart Dawson, known as “Dink”, was described as the organiser behind the sourcing and supply of two consignments of amphetamine found by police in August 2008 and November last year.

Officers found nearly two kilograms of the drug, with an estimated street value of £20,000, in a van stopped on the A55 on November 11 last year. A similar amount of drugs was found in a car at Betws y Coed in August 2008.

Dawson, 46, of Cadwgan Road, Old Colwyn, was jailed for five years. As European President of the Outlaws, he is the highest ranking member of the gang outside the USA.

Sentencing, Judge Merfyn Hughes QC said: “The Outlaws are a perfectly lawful organisation but you used your role as the European President to further your own criminal activities. You brought the organisation into disrepute by the wholesale and commercial supply of drugs.”

Adrian Sheriff, 46, of Min y Don, Abergele, described by the judge as “a very close aide” of Dawson was handed a four year jail term.

Michael Byrne, 50, of Coed Gwern, Abergele, will serve a total of five years. He had admitted the conspiracy charges but denied possessing cocaine with intent to supply. The jury convicted him of that charge but cleared him of two firearms offences.

Jason Burke, 38, of Leigh, Lancashire, and Paul Pheasey, 36, of Bury sourced the drugs and brought them to North Wales. Burke was given a 30-month sentence and Pheasey, described as a low level player in the enterprise, 18 months.

Victor Hagger, 58, of Ashford, Kent, was also convicted of conspiracy and jailed for 30 months. Darren Welton, 39, of Folkestone, had pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy and was jailed for 27 months.

Michael Barnes, of Neyland, Pembrokeshire – reputed to be the West Wales head of The Outlaws – was cleared of conspiracy.

During the trial, the jury heard North Wales Police were told by their Dyfed Powys colleagues of drugs exchanges between members of the North Wales Outlaws and representatives of the West Wales chapter.

Two members were seen to visit the Outlaws’ clubhouse in Rhiwbank Avenue, Colwyn Bay on August 14, 2008. They were then taken by Byrne to Llysfaen Station Road in Llanddulas for a further meeting. The vehicle was stopped by police near Betws y Coed and two kilos of amphetamine recovered. The two men were dealt with at an earlier hearing.

Mobile phones seized from the two were examined and a pattern emerged of regular calls between Byrne, Dawson and Michael Barnes.

Last September police raided the clubhouse and discovered the cocaine belonging to Byrne, the club bar manager.

Two months later police surveillance saw a van in Llysfaen Station Road: Byrne was seen to meet Welton and Hagger and Burke and Pheasey. Police later stopped the van driven by Hagger and found two kilos of amphetamine in the roof lining.

The judge heard an investigation into the financial benefit by the seven would be carried out. A further hearing will be held in July.

North Wales Police will also make an application against Dawson and Sheriff for a serious crime prevention order.

After the hearing Detective Chief Inspector Gerwyn Lloyd said: “Those convicted are a small minority of the public who consider themselves to be above the law. We will use all the available policing tactics to bring these people to justice.”


Bike gang leader jailed for 5 years
Stuart Dawson, European head of The Outlaws, sent down over drug offences

21 May 2010
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Image courtesy of Sky News THE EUROPEAN HEAD of notorious biker gang 'The Outlaws' has been sentenced to five years in prison for drug offences.

Stuart Dawson, aka Dink, was convicted at Caernarfon Crown Court after being found guilty Class B drug offences following an extensive surveillance of the gang's stronghold at Colwyn Bay.

It's reported Dawson was caught in a deal involving amphetamines worth £20,000.

In recent years the Outlaws have clashed with rival biker gang the Hells Angels; the ongoing feud resulted in the much-publicised murder of Hells Angel Gerry Tobin on the M40, in August 2007.

Last year Dink spoke exclusively to Sky News, denying The Outlaws were involved in any form of organised criminal activity:

"It's ridiculous to say we're an organised crime group, we're disorganised really, we're just different."


Colwyn Bay Outlaws bikers jailed for drug offences

Friday, 21 May 2010 20:21 UK

The group's European president Stuart Ian Dawson, 46, of Old Colwyn, Conwy, received a five-year sentence after being convicted of two drugs offences.

"Close aide" Adrian Sheriff, 46, and Michael Byrne, 50, both of Abergele, Conwy, were given four and five years.

North Wales Police said the sentences proved its ability to take on organised crime groups.

Four other men received prison terms at Caernarfon Crown Court varying between 18 months and two-and-a-half years for their roles.

The arrests followed the discovery of amphetamines when two men from south Wales travelled to North Wales.

The prosecution had alleged that the north Wales branch of the Outlaws at Colwyn Bay was a drugs distribution centre.

Ackowledging that the Outlaws motorcycle organisation was "perfectly lawful", Judge Merfyn Hughes, QC, told Dawson: "You used your role as European president to further your own criminal activity.

"In doing so you have brought that organisation into disrepute, conducting an organised, wholesale and commercial drug supply."

Det Ch Insp Gerwyn Lloyd welcomed the sentences.

"This demonstrates that we are more than capable of taking on organised crime groups of this type," he said.

"Those convicted are a small minority of the public who consider themselves to be above the law. We will use all the available policing tactics to bring these people to justice."

North Wales Police said it would be making an application to the courts for a serious crime prevention order (SCPO) against Dawson and Sheriff.

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SCPOs are designed to disrupt the activities of organised crime gang leaders, with any breach of such an order resulting in criminal proceedings.

The move would make the force one of the first in the UK to take such steps.

A financial investigation would also begin, said police.


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Outlaws Gang Leader Jailed Over Drugs

9:15pm UK, Friday May 21, 2010

Darren Little, Midlands correspondent

The leader of one of Europe's most notorious biker gangs has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of drug offences.

Stuart Dawson, known as Dink, was convicted of conspiracy to supply class B drugs at Caernarfon Crown Court.

He is the Europe and Asia head of the Outlaws gang and was found guilty after extensive surveillance work in his stronghold of Colwyn Bay.

It was from there that he oversaw the rapid growth of the gang as it challenged bitter rivals the Hells Angels in its heartland.

The feud led to the murder of Hells Angel Gerry Tobin on the M40.

He was shot by Outlaws who were angry that a rival festival had been held in Warwickshire, an area they considered to be their turf.

After the shooting the killers were in contact with the Outlaws hierarchy within minutes.

Outlaws and Hells Angels also clashed at Birmingham Airport, using machetes and iron bars to attack each other in the arrivals hall.

Dink ran the Outlaws from his chapter's clubhouse in Colwyn Bay, but travelled widely overseeing the setting up of new chapters all over the world.

It is thought he spent £200,000 in the last ten years on foreign travel, but his undoing came just a few miles from home.

Detectives noticed a pattern in phone calls between high-ranking Outlaws prior to drugs deals.

On the last occasion, Dink was present. Amphetamines worth £20,000 had been sold.

Two Outlaws presidents and three of their key personnel were also convicted of conspiracy to supply class B drugs.

Last year Dink spoke exclusively to Sky News, denying police assertions that he was the head of one of Europe's biggest organised crime gangs.

Detectives believe Outlaws are involved in drug dealing, murder, prostitution and extortion across the world.

Last July Dink told me: "If any of our members have done anything wrong they've been duly punished for it.

"It's ridiculous to say we're an organised crime group, we're disorganised really, we're just different."

The Outlaws gang was established in 1935 in Chicago.

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For Immediate Release
June 15, 2010 United States Attorney's Office
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Contact: (703) 299-3700

Twenty-Seven Members of American Outlaw Association Motorcycle Gang Indicted
National President, Other Leaders and Members Charged with Racketeering, Attempted Murder, and Other Violent Crimes

The National President and 26 other members and associates of the American Outlaw Association (Outlaws) motorcycle gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. The 12-count indictment—which was returned on June 10, 2010, but unsealed today—charges that the men participated in a criminal enterprise that engaged in a wide range of crimes, including attempted murder, kidnapping, assault, robbery, extortion, witness intimidation, narcotics distribution, illegal gambling, and weapons violations.

Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Rich Marianos, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, made the announcement today after the indictment was unsealed and the defendants were placed in custody.

“Today’s arrests of the national president and leadership of the American Outlaws Association mark another aggressive attempt by the Department of Justice to dismantle what the indictment alleges to be a gang whose entire environment revolves around violence,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride.

“This is another example of what ATF does best,” said Acting SAC Rich Marianos. “Our agents work day in and day out with our law enforcement partners fighting violent crime so our citizens can feel safer in their communities and homes.”

The indictment alleges that the Outlaws motorcycle gang is a highly organized criminal enterprise with a defined, multi-level chain of command, which is overseen by Jack Rosga, aka Milwaukee Jack, 53, Milwaukee, Wis., who served as the Outlaws National President. Leaders and members in multiple states are charged in the indictment, including Wisconsin, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia. Under Rosga’s leadership, the enterprise is alleged to have engaged in violent racketeering activities with the intent to expand its influence and control various parts of the country against rival motorcycle gangs, particularly the Hells Angels.

According to the indictment, the Outlaws planned multiple acts of violence against rival motorcycle gangs, including shows of force at the Cycle Expo in 2006, Dinwiddie Racetrack in 2008, Cockades Bar in 2009, Daytona Bike Week in 2009, and the Easyrider Bike Expo in 2010. The indictment alleges that in the Cockades Bar show of force, members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club joined the Outlaws in the assault against rival gangs.

The indictment states that in October 2009, Rosga allegedly directed members of the Outlaws to retaliate against the Hells Angels for their attack on two Outlaws members, which resulted in the alleged attempted murder of a Hells Angels member in Canaan, Maine. The victim was seriously injured from gunshot wounds. Following Outlaw tradition, the two Outlaw members who carried out the attack allegedly received new patches indicating they had performed a violent act on behalf of the Outlaws.

In November 2008, Outlaws members are charged in the indictment of assaulting a black male at the Hard Times Café in Fredericksburg, Virginia, for no other reason but his race, and then intimidating witnesses and instructing fellow Outlaws members to lie to obstruct law enforcement’s investigation of the assault.

The indictment also includes allegations of the Outlaws regularly distributing and using narcotics, engaging in illegal gambling activities, and the regular use of firearms and other dangers weapons.

If convicted, the defendants face years in prison.

The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Washington Field Division; the FBI’s Washington Field Office; the Virginia State Police; the Chesterfield County Police Department; and numerous law enforcement partners throughout the country. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Peter Duffey and Dennis Fitzpatrick and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Sam Kaplan on behalf of the United States.

Those charged in the indictment include:

Jack Rosga, aka “Milwaukee Jack,” 53, serves as the National Boss of the Outlaws organization and is also a member of the Gold Region, Milwaukee Wisconsin Chapter.
Joseph Allman, 46, is an Outlaws member in the Red region and holds a position in the Maine Chapter, previously serving as President and Enforcer.
John Banthem, aka “Bull,” 46, is an Outlaws member in Montana and is the president of a new prospect chapter in Montana.
Thomas Benvie, aka “Taz,” 41, is an Outlaws member in the Red region and currently serves as President of the Maine Chapter.
William Davey, aka “Rebel,” 46, is an Outlaws member in the Copper Region and was formerly the Chapter Enforcer in the Ashville, North Carolina.
Mark Jason Fiel, aka “Jason,” 37, is a former Outlaws member in the Copper Region and a former leader in the Manassas/Shenandoah Valley Chapter.
Mark Steven Fiel, aka “Snuff,” 59, is an Outlaws member in the Copper Region and serves as President of the Manassas/Shenandoah Valley Chapter.
Chris Gagner, 37, is an Outlaws member in the Copper Region and serves as the President and Treasurer of the Asheville, North Carolina Chapter
Harold Herndon, aka “Lil’ Dave,” 48, is an Outlaws member and is currently the Copper Region Vice President and member of the Lexington, North Carolina Chapter.
Mark Lester, aka “Ivan,” 55, is an Outlaws member in the Knoxville, Tennessee Chapter and is served as the Boss of the Grey Region until early 2010.
Brett Longendyke, 32, is an Outlaws member in the Copper Region and serves as the Manassas/Shenandoah Valley Chapter Enforcer.
David Lowry, aka “Little David,” 49, is an Outlaws member and currently the Copper Region Boss and member of the Charlotte Chapter.
Michael Mariaca, aka “M & M,” 50, is an Outlaws member and serves as the President of the Rock Hill, South Carolina Chapter and Copper Region Enforcer.
Thomas Mayne, aka “Tomcat,” 59, is an Outlaws member in the Red Region and serves as the regional treasurer. Mayne formerly served as the Red Region Enforcer.
Harry Rhyne McCall, 53, is an Outlaws member in the Copper Region, Lexington, North Carolina Chapter.
Michael Pedini, aka “Madman,” 39, is an Outlaws member in the Red Region and a former Enforcer in the Northern Maine Chapter.
Thomas Petrini, aka “Jo Jo,” 48, is a former Outlaws member in the Copper Region, Manassas/Shenandoah Valley Chapter.
Michael Smith, 51, is an Outlaws member in the Copper Region and serves as the President of the Hickory, North Carolina Chapter.
Mark Spradling, aka “Lytnin,” 52, is an Outlaws member and serves as Treasurer of the Copper Region.
Christopher Timbers, aka “Alibi,” 37, is an Outlaws member in the Manassas/Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Copper Region.
James Townsend, aka “Vern,” 44, is an Outlaws member and President of the Lexington, North Carolina Chapter.
Leslie Werth, aka “Les,” 47, is an Outlaws member and currently is the Vice President of the Rock Hill, South Carolina Chapter. Werth served as the Copper Region Boss until October 17, 2009.
Brian McDermott, 50, is an Outlaws member of the Copper Region’s Hickory, North Carolina chapter.
Charles Love, aka “Chuck” and Rebar,” 49, is a member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club from Amelia, Virginia.
William Powell, aka “Torch,” 49, is a member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club from Lynchburg, Virginia.
Charles Barlow, aka “Chuck,” 43, is a member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club from Chesterfield, Virginia.
Dennis Haldermann, aka “Chew Chew,” 45, is a member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club from Chesterfield, Virginia.

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Jack Rosga or Rozga. If he goes down, he is the third international president of Outlaws mc during the last 10 years to get busted. Ain't easy to be top dog among the Outlaws!

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Three men from Milford Haven and one from Neyland guilty of drug charges

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

Three Pembrokeshire members of biker gang The Outlaws have been sentenced to a total of ten-and-half years in jail after being convicted of various drugs offences.

Michael Barnes, aged 46, of Neyland Heights, Neyland; Michael Orford, aged 44, of Pier Road, Milford Haven; and Ch-ristopher James Morrissey, aged 20, of St Annes Road, Milford Haven, were convicted of conspiring to supply class A and B drugs.

Barnes was sentenced to five years in jail, Orford received a four-and-a-half year sentence and Christopher Morrissey faces one year behind bars.

A fourth man, 22-year-old Michael Morrissey, of Milford Haven, was also found guilty at Swansea Crown Court and will be sentenced at a later date.

Five other men from the south Wales area were also sentenced, following a 12-month investigation by officers from the serious and organised crime team of Dyfed-Powys Police, focusing on The Outlaws Motorcycle Club, based in Milford Haven.

Drugs — including 45g of cocaine, 2kg of cannabis and 1kg of amphetamine — estimated to be worth more than £80,000, were seized by police during the investigation.

Cash, vehicles and the gang’s clubhouse, worth about £33,000, brought the total amount seized to around £130,000.

Following sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bergmanski said: “We welcome the sentence which totals 28-and-a-half years.”

“In a predominantly rural area such as Dyfed-Powys, with an enviable reputation for being one of the safest places to live in the UK, cases such as this are not commonplace.

“Dyfed-Powys Police is a small force, although this demonstrates that we will not tolerate individuals or gangs bringing drugs into the area with the intention of then supplying them to others.

“Dyfed-Powys Police and our community safety partners take a firm and robust stance against organised crime groups of this type, and work closely with other forces and other law enforcement agencies in order to effectively tackle organised crime such as this.

“Those convicted are a small minority of the public in Pembrokeshire who consider themselves to be above the law. We use all the available policing tactics to bring these people to justice - and this sentence clearly demonstrates that.”

Dyfed-Powys Police and the Crown Prosecution Service will be making an application to the courts against Barnes, Orford and Christopher Morrissey, for a Serious Crime Prevention Order (Section 19 of the Serious Crime Act 2007), making it one of the first forces in the UK to take such steps.

Serious Crime Prevention Orders are intended for use against those involved in serious crime and are designed to protect the public by preventing, restricting or disrupting involvement in serious crime.

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QUOTE (Peter @ Jun 16 2010, 02:24 AM)
Jack Rosga or Rozga. If he goes down, he is the third international president of Outlaws mc during the last 10 years to get busted. Ain't easy to be top dog among the Outlaws!

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Peter,

i was thinking the same thing! I would hate to be a member of the Outlaws MC.
There top leadership is all going to jail for a very long time if the charges stick.
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Witness in Outlaws trial describes life as undercover agent.



Richmond, Va. --
For 26 months, Jeffery Grabman, a federal agent, lived as a renegade biker named "Gringo" and played the role so well that he established a chapter of the Outlaws motorcycle gang in Petersburg staffed by other undercover agents and paid informants.

The 20-year veteran of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had a fictitious identity complete with a fake history and a false driver's license and credit cards, a shaved head and a goatee.

"Basically, I was another person. . . . You never came out of your role," he testified yesterday.

Grabman, now neatly groomed and wearing a suit, was on the witness stand all day yesterday, on the second day of the trial for four members of the Outlaws, including their national president, Jack "Milwaukee Jack" Rosga, 58, on conspiracy and other charges in federal court in Richmond.

Grabman is expected to be back on the stand for cross-examination this morning.

Also on trial are Outlaws Mark "Lytnin'" Spradling, 52; Leslie Werth, 47; and William "Rebel" Davey, 46. Each is charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering and conspiracy to commit violence in the aid of racketeering.

Davey and Werth also are charged with violence in the aid of racketeering and firearms violations.

Grabman and another undercover agent initially infiltrated the Mongols motorcycle club, which sent them from Baltimore to open a chapter in the Richmond area in 2008. However, in October 2008, an undercover operation against the Mongols in California resulted in more than 100 arrests there.

The Outlaws wanted to expand in this area and invited Grabman and the other undercover officer to become probationers for their club.

The agents started a chapter in Petersburg with Grabman as president. It wasn't the first time Grabman had infiltrated a club, a situation that led to some close calls in the months that followed.

"You never knew who knew somebody else," he said. "We lived in sort of a nightmare, worried about being compromised." A motorcycle club he had infiltrated years earlier had posted his photo on the Internet, though he had long hair and a beard in the photo.

Once, in his role as an Outlaw, he ran into a biker who complained about an undercover agent -- Grabman -- who had infiltrated the Warlocks. The biker did not recognize him.

Neither did a group of Pagans, allies of the Outlaws, and Outlaws at a party who he heard complaining "about all the Pagans I had thrown in jail in the mid-1990s. I'm thinking, 'I've been compromised. They're trying to see my reaction.'"

Yesterday the government played video and audio surreptitiously recorded by Grabman and the other agents who wore wires at times and had the Petersburg clubhouse and their residence wired.

The recordings -- many heavily laced with profanity-- were at times difficult to hear but caught Outlaws making threats, plotting attacks and otherwise implicating themselves.

Grabman also testified about a number of show-of-force confrontations with Hells Angels or their allies. A carefully planned confrontation to intimidate the Desperados at the Cockades Bar led to 14 stitches when he was hit in the face with a bottle.

"It broke the bottle, and there was blood covering everything," Grabman said.

"'This is now an Outlaws town. This is an Outlaws state, and this is an Outlaws bar,'" said one of the Outlaws to an approaching Desperado. Had police not arrived, Grabman said, things would have ended in a gunfight.

Grabman and the undercover agents were made full members of the Outlaws, or "patched," on July 4, 2009, at a meeting in Hickory, N.C., also attended by Rosga.

The next day, Rosga accompanied Grabman and the others to the Petersburg clubhouse on Crater Road. Grabman said he considered it an honor.

"I liked Jack Rosga. He was good to me at times during the case," he said.

At the Petersburg clubhouse that July 5, Grabman complained to Rosga about problems with area Hells Angels. Grabman said Rosga clearly told him: "The best way to stop that is to put a cap in'em."

Under cross-examination, Grabman conceded that a transcript of the record said Rosga's words were unintelligible. Nevertheless, Grabman said, "I believe he was telling me I should shoot the Hells Angels in the area."

One of the patches worn by Outlaws says, "Snitches Are a Dying Breed." Grabman said, "It means if you snitch or talk on the Outlaws, you will be killed."

Before leaving Petersburg, Rosga "asked if we had our snitch patches," Grabman said.

"We said, 'No.'"

"He handed one to each of us," he said.

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Outlaws biker chief, 3 others convicted in Va.


By LARRY O'DELL
The Associated Press
Tuesday, December 21, 2010; 1:18 PM

RICHMOND, Va. -- A jury has convicted the national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang and three members of racketeering and other charges.

Outlaws president Jack Rosga of Milwaukee showed no reaction when the jury's verdict was read Tuesday in federal court in Richmond, Va. Also convicted were Mark Jason Fiel, Harry McCall and Christopher Timbers.

All four will be sentenced April 8. A member of another motorcycle club was acquitted.

Prosecutors claimed during a two-week trial that Rosga headed a highly organized criminal enterprise responsible for a series of violent crimes, most of them targeting the rival Hells Angels.

Defense attorneys said the government was trying to make a handful of random incidents look like a criminal conspiracy.
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Outlaws president to be sentenced in federal court today

By Frank Green
Published: April 08, 2011

The national president of the American Outlaws Association is facing up to 23 years in prison today, brought down by federal agents posing as bikers and a witness dubbed "Madman."

Jack Rosga, a 54-year-old widower from Milwaukee said to be a hardworking businessman and devoted grandfather with no prior criminal record, will be sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson.

In court papers, Rosga's lawyers wrote, "As Jack Rosga has travelled and lived through the years of his life, he has left countless individuals with the very real impression of a generous, kind and industrious man with a huge heart."

They point out that the top undercover agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who investigated Rosga testified he liked him.

But the U.S. attorney's office says Rosga, known as "Milwaukee Jack," has a dark side he kept out of the public eye, one that warrants a maximum sentence from Hudson.

"The defendant is a committed member of the criminal way of life," prosecutors wrote of Rosga, who became the Outlaws' leader in 2006.

"The Outlaws gang is violent at its core," the government adds in court documents. "Not only did the national leader do nothing to stem the violence in this organization, he actively sought to promote violence."

The jury in his first trial deadlocked. In his second trial in December, Rosga was convicted of conspiracy to engage in racketeering and conspiracy to commit violence in aid of racketeering.

He and three others appearing before Hudson today are the last motorcycle gang members to be sentenced as a result of a sweeping indictment in June against 27 bikers, most of them members or former members of the Outlaws and a few with the allied Pagans club.

Seventeen pleaded guilty, two were acquitted, charges were dismissed against two, and one was shot to death in Maine when authorities attempted to arrest him. Five, including Rosga, were found guilty in jury trials.

The 12-count indictment alleged the gang engaged in attempted murder, kidnapping, assault, robbery, extortion, witness intimidation, narcotics distribution, illegal gambling and weapons violations.

Those charged were members in Wisconsin, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia. The indictment alleged the Outlaws used violence to expand their influence and control against rival motorcycle gangs.

The investigation began when undercover ATF agents — at the invitation of the Outlaws — established an Outlaws clubhouse in Petersburg.

Authorities alleged the Outlaws wanted to move into central Virginia and challenge the Hells Angels, a longtime rival gang.

A key witness against Rosga was former professional wrestler Michael "Madman" Pedini, an Outlaws enforcer in Maine who admitted wounding a member of the Hells Angels in a shooting he said was ordered by Rosga.

Rosga's lawyers complain that while 23 years is being sought for Rosga, who has no criminal record, Pedini, who has several pending drug charges, was sentenced to 63 months.

His lawyers are asking for a sentence lower than the 189 to 237 months called for by federal sentencing guidelines.

The toughest punishment yet imposed in the case was less than 10 years for Leslie Werth, 47, with the club's Rock Hill, S.C., chapter.

Papers filed by the government concede it is asking for the stiffest sentence yet for Rosga, but among other things, the government argues he was the leader of the violent organization.

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