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3 men arraigned following raid at Everett clubhouse affiliated with Pagan Motorcycle Club

EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - Three men were arraigned Monday following a raid at an Everett clubhouse affiliated with the Pagan Motorcycle Club, officials say.

On Friday at about 10:15 p.m., police executing a search warrant at the clubhouse on Orient Avenue allegedly identified approximately 12 Pagan Motorcycle Club members wearing their club affiliation patches and insignia and multiple other occupants in the clubhouse, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett police.

A search of the clubhouse revealed an illegal cash bar and four illegally possessed semi-automatic handguns with loaded magazines as well as a separate magazine containing ammunition, officials say.

James Snow, 28, of Tewksbury, was arrested and charged with two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a large capacity feeding device, two counts of illegal possession of ammunition, and two counts of improper storage of a firearm.

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Pagan’s motorcycle gang leader from Port Orange gets 11 years in meth bust

A Port Orange man who was a leader of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Cub was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in federal prison for his role in a meth distribution conspiracy, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Brian “Sledge” Burt, 47, pleaded guilty on Jan. 16 to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orlando.

[READ MORE: Key West man found guilty of conspiring to supply members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club with meth.]

[READ MORE: Members of Pagan’s Motorcycle Club in Volusia, Flagler rounded up.]

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Feb
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U.S. Attorney will not charge Pittsburgh police officers in Kopy’s brawl

The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Wednesday announced it will not file charges against the undercover Pittsburgh police officers involved in a brawl with members of the Pagans motorcycle club at a South Side bar last year.

The FBI was investigating whether there were any civil rights violations by the officers.

“Upon review of the FBI investigation into the incident, the United States Attorney’s Office determined there is no basis for charging any individual with a federal crime,” a statement from the office for the Western District of Pennsylvania said.

The brawl happened early Oct. 12 at Kopy’s Bar and ended with four members of the Pagans motorcycle club in jail.

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Pagan’s Motorcycle Club associate found guilty of supplying meth to Daytona

A federal jury has found a Key West man guilty of conspiring with members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club to deliver methamphetamine to the outlaw bikers in Daytona Beach and his hometown.

The verdict in the trial of Keith Kirchoff, 41, came Tuesday and now he faces a maximum of life in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to a statement released Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A sentencing date has not been set.

Kirchoff, who was indicted on Aug. 9, is the 19th person to be found guilty as a result of a joint FBI and DEA investigation into drug-trafficking organizations that supplied outlaw motorcycle clubs with methamphetamine in the Central Florida area, the release said.

Members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club were among people who have already pleaded guilty to charges of distributing methamphetamine.

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3rd member of motorcycle club files lawsuit after South Side bar brawl

PITTSBURGH - A third member of the Pagans motorcycle club has filed a lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh after an altercation with undercover police officers in a bar.

The fight took place in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 12 at Kopys bar in the South Side.

Initially, several members of the motorcycle club were charged, but those charges have since been dropped.

 

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FBI searches home of member of Pagans biker gang, doesn’t say why

The search came a week after another member of the same biker gang was found dead outside their home 10 miles away. But authorities won’t say if there’s a connection.

SPRING HILL — FBI agents searched the home of a Pasco County firefighter who is also a member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club on Wednesday, one week after another member of the biker gang was found fatally shot in his driveway.

Agents served a search warrant at 13012 Spencer Court, said an FBI spokesperson. The property is owned by Glen Buzze, according to records.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Biker gang member found dead in Spring Hill driveway

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Police: ‘Pagan’ harassment suspect says someone stuck gun in his mouth

WILKES-BARRE — A Wayne County man who claims to be a member of a motorcycle gang told city police someone placed the barrel of a shotgun inside his mouth on Monday.

Police arrested Robert E. Fulmer, 51, of Hawley, on charges he forced his way inside a residence on North Fulton Street and threatened several people saying, “I’m a (expletive) pagan I will kill you and everyone in that house,” according to court records.

During the chaos, Fulmer claimed he was attacked and a shotgun placed in his mouth.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police responded to 105 N. Fulton St. for a report several people had a man on the floor with guns aimed at his head at about 11 a.m. When officers arrived, Fulmer was detained when he was found sitting in a vehicle.

Tiffany Ankadovich told police Fulmer forced himself inside her residence looking for Alyssa Smith.

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Body of motorcycle gang member found in driveway of Spring Hill home

SPRING HILL, Fla. (WFLA) - Authorities are investigating the death of a motorcycle gang member after his body was found outside of a home in Spring Hill on Wednesday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. 

Multiple agencies responded to a medical call in the 14800 block of Glenrock Road and found William James Earl, 32, deceased in the driveway with trauma to the body.

Investigators say Earl has documented ties to the Pagan Motorcycle Club, which was categorized by the FBI as an outlaw motorcycle gang.

"At this time, motive, including any connection to Pagan Motorcycle Club activities, is unknown and the investigation continues," the sheriff's office said in a news release. 

Further information was not immediately available.

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City money used to pay for officers' drinks before brawl at South Side bar

(video) --- PITTSBURGH - A night of binge drinking by four undercover Pittsburgh police detectives that ended with a brawl on the South Side was paid for with city money, Target 11 has confirmed.

The owner of Kopy's Bar told Channel 11 that the officers had been drinking for several hours before several members of the Pagans motorcycle club walked in just before midnight.

About an hour later, words were exchanged between the two groups and a fight broke out.

All four officers involved have been reassigned, and the charges that were initially brought against the Pagans have been dropped.

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Report: 4 Officers Involved In South Side Bar Brawl Placed On Administrative Leave

(video) --- PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Four Pittsburgh Police officers involved in a South Side bar room brawl have been placed on paid leave.

Surveillance video shows the fight between undercover officers and members of the Pagans motorcycle club at Kopy’s Bar onthe South Side earlier this year.

According to the Tribune-Review, the case is still being investigated by the Office of Municipal Investigations, the Citizens Police Review Board and the FBI.

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