Former Kingsmen member sentenced for conspiracy

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PROSECUTORS: Motorcycle gang member played role in criminal enterprise.

BUFFALO -- A former member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his conviction on a racketeering conspiracy charge.

U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford handed down the sentence to Sean McIndoo during a hearing in federal court in Buffalo. 

Federal prosecutors said McIndoo was involved in criminal enterprises conducted by the Kingsmen including the distribution of controlled substances, maintaining premises for use and distribution of controlled substances, possession, use and sale of firearms, sales of untaxed cigarettes, and promoting prostitution.

McIndoo admitted that he possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and that on Aug. 3, 2013, he and other KMC members conducted a drive-by shooting targeting former Kingsmen Springville Chapter members. On that date, McIndoo and the other KMC members, fired twice from a van with one bullet striking a vehicle parked near one of the targeted victims.

Prosecutors said the Kingsmen "sought to preserve and protect their power, territory, and reputation through intimidation, violence, threats of violence, assaults, attempted murder and murders."

A total of 20 defendants were charged and convicted in the probe of the Kingsmen, including KMC National President David Pirk and nomad member Andre Jenkins, who were each sentenced to serve multiple terms of life in prison fo their roles in the murders of two club members at the group's North Tonawanda clubhouse.

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