Thu
27
Jun
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Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy

Gresham resident Earl D. Fisher, a Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club member, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to engage in racketeering in connection with the 2015 kidnapping and death of a former club member.

Fisher, 49, is the second member of the motorcycle club to enter a guilty plea in the case. Racketeering, murder and kidnapping charges are pending against five others, who are scheduled for trial Aug. 31.

As part of his plea agreement, Fisher acknowledged that the motorcycle club, from at least January 2008 until October 2018, was an “outlaw” organization whose members followed a written code of conduct, wielding their power through intimidation, violence and murder while enriching themselves through extortion, robbery and drug distribution.

The racketeering charges stem from the 2015 kidnapping and killing of Robert “Bagger” Huggins, 56.

Sat
20
Apr
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Foreign Gypsy Joker bikies and associates banned from Australia after arriving at Perth Airport

Five international bikie gang members including three Gypsy Jokers and two associates of the club have been banned from entering the country after being stopped at Perth Airport.

Key points:

  • The bikies were stopped and questioned before having their visas cancelled
  • The men were held at an immigration detention centre before being sent home
  • The ABF says it is intent on disrupting the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs

 

The men all arrived in Perth in the past week to attend an event being held on Saturday night to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the outlaw motorcycle gang.

But the Australian Border Force (ABF) said they were all stopped and questioned before having their visas cancelled because "they presented a risk to the health, safety or good order of the Australian community, or a segment of the community".

Thu
11
Apr
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‘Star witness’ in Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club racketeering, murder case is man who dealt fatal blow, lawyer says

The star government witness in the torture-style killing of a former Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club member is the man who wielded the fatal blow with a baseball bat strike to the head, a defense lawyer said in court Thursday.

The prosecution’s case largely rests on the words of the actual murderer, Tiler Evan Pribbernow, who has cooperated with the government, said attorney Matthew Schindler, who represents one of the co-defendants in the case.

Schindler called it “outrageous” that prosecutors would allow Pribbernow to plead guilty to only racketeering to leverage his testimony against others. The deal allows Pribbernow to avoid accountability for the killing and save his own life by avoiding a potential death sentence, the lawyer said.

“Tiler Pribbernow did it because he’s a lunatic. That’s why,” Schindler said. “We’ve seen one witness statement, and that statement is the statement of the murderer. … He killed this guy.”

Thu
14
Feb
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National president of Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club released pending trial in racketeering conspiracy case

A federal judge Thursday ordered the release of Kenneth Earl Hause, the 61-year-old national president of the Gypsy Jokers Outlaw Motorcycle Club, who is charged in an alleged racketeering conspiracy.

But U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones placed Hause on home detention with electric monitoring and said he must resign immediately from his role as leader of the motorcycle gang and not associate with any current or former Gypsy Joker members as he awaits trial.

Hause’s defense lawyer, Todd Bofferding, called his client a "man of honor'' and described him as an ailing grandfather who has the widespread support of his local community in Aumsville -- from the chief of police to waitresses in the small Marion County town of about 3,580 people.

Hause also can’t get the medical care he needs in jail for his congenital heart failure, Bofferding said. Though he has a past criminal record, it’s old and he hasn’t been convicted of a crime in 15 years, his lawyer said.

Thu
31
Jan
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Six people involved with Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club face charges including racketeering, kidnapping and murder

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Six members and associates of the Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club have been charged by a federal grand jury, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon.

The five-count superseding indictment includes charges of racketeering, kidnapping and murder.

Those charged include:

 
  • Kenneth Earl Hause, 61 of Aumsville, who is the GJOMC National President
  • Mark Leroy Dencklau, 58 of Woodburn
  • Earl Deverle Fisher, 48 of Gresham
  • Ryan Anthony Negrinelli, 36 of Gresham
  • Jospeh Duane Folkerts 61 of Battleground

A sixth defendant was not named. All are members and associates of the club and are charged with conspiring to conduct and participate in the activities of a racketeering enterprise.

Tue
27
Nov
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Motorcycle gang member pleads guilty to conspiracy charge; murder charge dismissed

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A member of a motorcycle gang who was facing charges including murder pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to conduct and participate in activities of a racketeering enterprise.

Tiler Evan Pribbernow of Portland pleaded guilty in court Nov. 7. His additional charges including murder and kidnapping will be dismissed as part of his plea agreement.

Pribbernow, along with Mark Leroy Dencklau of Woodburn and Earl Deverle Fisher of Gresham, were indicted by a federal grand jury in July.

 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon alleged the men kidnapped and murdered Robert Huggins in 2015 to “maintain and advance their positions” in the Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club.

Tue
18
Sep
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Man arrested at Gypsy Joker clubhouse after reports of assault

A man has been arrested following a police operation at a Sydney property linked to outlaw motorcycle gang the Gypsy Jokers.

The operation came after the alleged assault of a woman at Penrith earlier in the day, police said.

Officers from Nepean police command were called to a home in Colless Street, Penrith about 2.10pm on Tuesday following reports that a woman had been assaulted.

Officers were told a man then fled to a property on The Horsley Drive in Horsley Park.

Specialist police, including the public order and riot squad, police rescue, officers from Fairfield and the traffic and highway patrol command set up a perimeter at the clubhouse about 2.30pm.

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Police confirmed in a statement that a 29-year-old man was arrested without incident at about 4.40pm.

He was later charged with kidnapping, assault and intimidation, a NSW Police spokesman said.

Fri
13
Jul
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3 Gypsy Jokers indicted in 2015 kidnap-murder

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Three people connected with the Gypsy Jokers Outlaw Motorcycle Club were indicted for the conspiracy kidnap and murder of Robert Huggins, whose body was dumped in a Clark County field in 2015.

Mark Leroy Dencklau of Woodburn, Earl Deverle Fisher of Gresham and Tiler Evan Pribbernow of Portland are accused of kidnapping and murdering Huggins to "advance their positions" in the gang, the US Attorney's Office said in a release. 

The three were indicted June 28, but the indictment was unsealed Friday. 

Wed
31
Jan
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Details of Gypsy Jokers president’s weapon stash aired in court

THE president of the Gypsy Jokers has been denied release from custody after allegedly being caught with about 30 grams of speed, guns, a silencer, steroids and explosives.

Magistrate David Faram told the Wodonga court on Wednesday John Anthony White, 39, was too much of a danger to be released back into the community.

He has been charged with having a trafficable number of guns, drug trafficking and a string of other offences.

Echo Taskforce Detective Senior Constable Ben Smith said police strongly opposed bail given White allegedly had access to guns, drugs and explosives.

Thu
04
Jan
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Gypsy Jokers not laughing after booze seized

A MASSIVE party planned by the Gypsy Joker bikie gang will be a very tame affair after cops seized drugs and $21,000 worth of booze.

Officers took away 246 cases of beer and 146 bottles of spirits as well as dope and methamphetamines which police suspect were to be used for the party at their clubhouse in Horsley Park, Western Sydney.

Police took away 246 cases of beer and 146 bottles of spirits as well as dope and methamphetamines.

It’s believed 47 of the bikers made the trek from Perth to Sydney before police busted them yesterday and arrested and charged four men with possession of cannabis.

They also issued four defect notices for motorbikes and nine traffic infringements.

One man was charged with driving a tow truck without an authorised licence and fined $516.

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