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Former Kingsmen member sentenced for conspiracy

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.

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Undercover officers may be getting drunk on the job, Target 11 discovers

(VIDEO) --- PITTSBURGH - Target 11 has uncovered new proof that some Pittsburgh police officers could be getting drunk on the job.

Investigative report Rick Earle was looking deeper into a recent fight between undercover officers and a motorcycle gang at Kopy's bar on the South Side when he learned about other instances of undercover officers racking up huge bills at bars.

Earle is looking into some of the tabs rung up by officers, and just where they happened plus talking to Mayor Bill Peduto about the discover for Channel 11 News at 6.

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Crash between truck, motorcycles leaves 7 dead, 3 injured in New Hampshire

RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — A truck and a group of motorcycles collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, killing at least seven people, injuring others, and sending bystanders scrambling for first aid kits and blankets to treat injured bikers scattered along the road.

State police said that a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck collided with the riders on U.S. 2 in Randolph. Authorities said additional details would be provided as they investigate the crash.

Along with the seven dead, state police said two additional people were transported to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and one was airlifted to Maine Medical. Police said they could not provide the identities of the dead until next of kin have been notified.

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Jury Gets Case Against Man Charged With Pomona SWAT Officer's Killing

Pomona Officer Shaun Diamond was shot as he entered a home to serve a warrant as part of an outlaw motorcycle gang investigation.

A prosecutor told jurors there is overwhelming evidence against a man charged with murdering a Pomona SWAT officer helping to serve a search warrant in San Gabriel, while the man's attorney urged the panel to acquit his client in what he said was a case of self-defense.

The six-man, six-woman jury was handed the case against David Martinez after about six weeks of testimony, including the 41-year-old defendant's account that he fired a "warning shot" from his shotgun because he feared members of a motorcycle club to which he belonged were trying to break into the home he shared with his parents, common-law wife, two young children and his adult sister, who has Down syndrome, during the early morning hours of Oct. 28, 2014.

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Man draws 111 years for attempted murders

GOSHEN — A Goshen man received a 111-year sentence Thursday after he was convicted of trying to kill three people when he opened fire on their truck in New Paris two years ago.

Michael Ortiz, 39, was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder following a jury trial in May. He claimed he was trying to protect a fellow member of his motorcycle club when he fired seven shots at a pickup truck with three occupants near the New Paris Speedway on June 17, 2017.

It was a claim that Circuit Court Judge Michael Christofeno rejected at Ortiz’s sentencing Thursday.

“The jury did not believe your ill-conceived story and the court does not believe it either,” he said. “Had you carried out your plan you would have hit (the driver). Did you ever think about the fact that if that happened, he would have driven right over your friends?”

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Lift the curtain of secrecy surrounding Mongols motorcycle club and you discover the outlaw way, and much more

Bikers battle to keep their distinctive logo, dig deep to pay $500,000 fine

(photo gallery) --- When the feds last month slapped the Mongols — one of this nation’s most feared motorcycle clubs — with a half-million-dollar fine, it appeared to be just a tap on the wrist for these self-proclaimed outlaws.

After all, the Mongols could do what many bankers, lawyers and investors do when they get in trouble — create a legal smokescreen, declare bankruptcy, close down, launch another business.

But hiding in fear and trashing what you built isn’t the Mongol way.

Even after the hefty levy at federal court in Santa Ana, the Mongol motto remains, “Bigger, better, stronger!”

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Brooklyn Center man admits spraying gunfire at Minneapolis bar, killing

He was mad after the bouncer kicked him out, prosecutors said.

A Brooklyn Center man has admitted to indiscriminately shooting into a crowd outside a north Minneapolis bar and killing a man.

Anthony E. Cannady, 48, of Brooklyn Center, pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County District Court to one count of second-degree murder and three counts of second-degree assault in connection with the shooting of Steven L. Fields, 42, on Sept. 7 in the parking lot of Cliff and Norm's bar in the 2000 block of N. Washington Avenue.

The plea deal between prosecutors and the defense calls for Cannady to be sentenced to a term of 11⅔ years. With credit for time in jail since his arrest, Cannady will serve about 7⅓ years in prison and the balance on supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for July 10.

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RI Hells Angel's president arrested in Providence on felony assault charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — The president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angel’s was arrested on felony assault charges in Providence on Wednesday, according to authorities.

Rhode Island State Police said 28-year-old Joseph M. Lancia, 28, of Greenville, was arrested as part of an investigation into reports of shots being fired near the Hells Angels Motorcycle Clubhouse located on Messer Street in Providence.

Authorities converged outside the motorcycle club, where Lancia was taken into custody without incident.

State police said a search warrant was later executed at the clubhouse.

Lancia was taken to state police headquarters, where he was processed and held.

He is scheduled for arraignment at Sixth Division District Court in Providence on Thursday.

State police said the investigation is ongoing investigation, adding that more charges might be pending.

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Bond reduced to $150K for Prairie Rattlers member accused of manslaughter in May death

A judge reduced the bond for a 26-year-old man accused of manslaughter to $150,000, on Tuesday, June 11, but refused to lower it as much as a defense attorney requested.

Justin Crites was charged last week with manslaughter, a class B felony, in connection with the death of 57-year-old Jay LePage in early May following an altercation outside The Shop Bar in Williston. On Friday, a judge set Crites' bond at $250,000.

On Tuesday, Jeff Nehring, who represented Crites at a bond hearing, asked Northwest District Judge Kirsten Sjue to lower the bond to $20,000 and order Crites to wear a GPS monitor. Nehring said the original bond was too high for multiple reasons.

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DA: Third member of biker gang charged in death of Warren County veteran

McMINNVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Warren County District Attorney's Office confirms a third man was charged in the death of a veteran.

John Cherry, 65, of Murfreesboro is charged with criminal homicide in the death of Tennessee National Guard vet Dennis Carter.

 
 

Investigators said Carter was at the Rebel's Motorcycle Club on Pike Hill Road on Saturday, June 1 when 27-year-old Kate Prichard reportedly shot and killed him. Prichard is facing criminal homicide charges along with 53-year-old Timothy Baer.

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