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Man faces multiple drug, weapons charges in Grayling

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan man faces a long list of charges after a report of a crash in Grayling.

Officers from the Grayling Department of Public Safety were called to Spike's Keg O' Nails on Saturday, July 7 for a three-vehicle crash.

While officers were responding, dispatch advised that the vehicle was continuing to crash into other vehicles.

When they arrived on scene, officers found the driver, and sole occupant of the car, to be a 64-year-old Cheboygan man who is a member of the Northmen Motorcycle Club.

Investigators said the man was in the area for a club meeting in Frederic.

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Judge: No acquittal, new trial for ex-Bandidos' leaders

John Portillo, Jeffrey Pike challenged convictions

SAN ANTONIO - A federal judge on Monday rejected attorneys' claims for acquittal and new trial for two former leaders of the Bandidos.

Jeffrey Fay Pike and John Xavier Portillo were convicted in May on charges of racketeering, drug dealing, extortion and multiple murders. The trial lasted more than three months and included testimony from Bandidos members, as well as FBI agent Scott Schuster, who testified as an expert on the gang.

Attorneys for the men questioned Schuster's testimony primarily on the basis that his testimony was "hearsay" and that "he was shown merely to be an investigator and a recounter of stories he had come across during his investigation of the club."

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R.I. police pull over 100 motorcycle club members, but issue no citations

HOPKINTON, R.I. — What happens when police officers from three departments pull over about 100 members of a motorcycle club on an interstate highway? Well, sometimes nothing.

Such was the case Saturday afternoon when Rhode Island State Police, assisted by officers from Hopkinton and Connecticut, pulled over about 100 members of the Pagans motorcycle club on Route 95 shortly after they had crossed into Rhode Island.

Laura Meade Kirk, spokeswoman for the Rhode Island State Police, said the motorcyclists were pulled over about 1:30 p.m. Saturday as part of an “investigatory stop.”

But the stop turned up not a single violation nor culminated in a single arrest, she said, and the bikers continued on their way to a club rally in Fall River.

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Police: Two people shot, stabbed during Bandidos-involved fight at Southtown bar

SAN ANTONIO — Two people are in the hospital after a fight involving alleged Bandidos members broke out at a Southtown bar early Sunday morning.

It happened in the 100 block of Pereida Street at about 2:20 a.m. Police said some members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club were hanging out at Southtown 101 when a few of them became angry with a woman. At some point, guns were pulled on her. Two other Bandidos members tried to protect the woman and a fight broke out. Guns and knives were pulled out during the fight, injuring two people. The victims were transported to the hospital in serious condition.

One person was taken into custody, but three others remain at large. Descriptions of the suspects were not immediately made available.

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Tazewell County businessman indicted in two states

Troubles continue to mount for a Tazewell County businessman.

Larry Wayne Price Jr., (aka “LJ’) 38, of Bluefield, is facing multiple federal felony indictments in two states. He was indicted on three counts of making false statements to the FBI by a grand jury in Abingdon May 22 and on six counts of wire fraud by a Billings Montana federal grand jury June 21.

The indictments in Montana were sealed until July 2 after an arrest warrant was executed for him.

The Montana indictments also contain forfeiture allegations against any real estate or personal property held by Price that it can be proven was purchased with proceeds from the crimes. The order would also allow the government to seize other property if assets derived from the alleged fraud could not be located, have been diminished in value, sold, or comingled with other property that cannot be divided.

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Hells Angels member extradited to Arizona after fleeing United States 15 years ago

PHOENIX - One of the most wanted fugitives in the United States is now behind bars in Maricopa County after being extradited from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Paul Eischeid, a Hells Angels gang member, was arrested in Argentina in 2011 after being on the run from authorities for years. 

According to authorities, 46-year-old Eischeid was arrested in the U.S. for drug trafficking and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act violations — including kidnapping and homicide — stemming from the 2001 death of Cynthia Garcia. 

Eischeid and fellow gang member Kevin J. Augustiniak were charged with severely beating Garcia, putting her in the trunk of a car and partially decapitating her after stabbing her nearly 30 times in the desert, officials said.

Eischeid was released after his arrest and placed on electronic monitoring, officials said. But shortly after he was released, he removed his monitoring bracelet and fled the country.

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FBI raids house of Hells Angels member in Clovis

CLOVIS, Calif. (FOX26) — The FBI is raiding a house and removing property.

It started around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house on Fallbrook Avenue near Sunnyside and Nees. The FBI and Clovis Police are still at the house investigating.

FBI and Clovis Police arrived at the house and started calling people out of the house. Neighbors say a Hells Angels Motorcycle Club member lives in the house.

An FBI spokesperson said that agents are serving a search warrant. The FBI spokesperson said the courts have sealed the documents in the case and no other information is available.

Back in November, the Hells Angels clubhouse was also raided.

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Authorities tapped phone of leader of biker gang

Court affidavit outlines Deric “Tuna” McGuire’s rise to head of Pagans motorcycle club.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — For almost a year, state and federal agents wiretapped the many different telephones used by a Burrillville man, capturing, they say, his recruitment to lead a new Rhode Island chapter of the Pagans outlaw motorcycle gang and documenting his illegal drug enterprise.

Hundreds of transcribed pages of recorded conversations between Deric “Tuna” McGuire and his associates were unsealed Tuesday as part of the state police’s Operation Patched Out investigation, which in May led to more than 50 people arrested.

The recorded conversations are part of a 1,274-page affidavit that supported dozens of searches of homes, cars and motorcycles when scores of agents swept across northern Rhode Island making arrests.

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New York News: Kingsmen Member, Jack Wood Pleads Guilty To Rico Conspiracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jack Wood, 47, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to RICO conspiracy before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.  The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Tripi and Brendan T. Cullinane, who are handling the case, stated that the defendant was a Kingsmen Motorcycle Club (KMC) member, and served as the Sergeant at Arms of the Arcade KMC Chapter. KMC members and associates used and distributed marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other controlled substances at the Delevan/Arcade KMC Chapter Clubhouse. KMC members, including Wood, maintained access to firearms on their person and inside KMC Chapter Clubhouses, including the Delevan/Arcade KMC Chapter Clubhouse.

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Member of Kingsmen Motorcycle Club pleads guilty

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club pleaded guilty to conspiracy Monday.

Glen Stacharczyck, 53, of Buffalo, was charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled substances at the North Tonawanda and South Buffalo Kingsmen motorcycle clubhouses.

He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Starcharczyck is one of 20 Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members and associates charged in this case. 16 members, so far, have been convicted.

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