Hells Angel president sentenced for trafficking meth

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The final person convicted in a methamphetamine trafficking organization between California and Rochester was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison

Richard W. Mar, 64, formerly the president of the Hells Angels chapter in Monterey, California, pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa also barred Mar from being a member of or associating with the Hells Angels for four years after his release from prison.

Between 2002 and 2010, Mar supplied "significant quantities" of methamphetamine to a trafficking network headed by James H. McAuley Jr., then vice president of the Rochester Hells Angels. McAuley and others traveled to Monterey to buy the drugs, which were then shipped to the Rochester area and sold locally.

McAuley was arrested in 2007 on federal racketeering charges, but while imprisoned, he continued to direct the trafficking operation through his wife, Donna Boon.

Mar continued to supply the network until July 2010 and ultimately admitted to trafficking up to 15 kilograms of methamphetamine, according to prosecutors.

The Mar sentencing ends a major investigation that resulted in the February 2012 indictment and arrest of seven members and associates of the Rochester and Monterey Hells Angels for drug trafficking and racketeering.

McAuley was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Boon received probation and a year of home confinement.

Three others, Robert W. Moran, Jr., Gina Tata, and Timothy Stone, were convicted in connection with a 2006 assault at a Lyell Avenue bar. Moran, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison, beat a man with a baseball bat to maintain his position in the Hells Angels.

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