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Five years after double murder, last Kingsmen sentenced to prison

When the dust cleared on the criminal charges against them, 20 members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club stood accused of wrongdoing.

On Tuesday, the last of those Kingsmen was sentenced, ending a murder and conspiracy case that for years captured the public's attention.

Timothy Enix, second in charge of the organization, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the killings of fellow Kingsmen Daniel "DJ" Szymanski and Paul Maue.

"The fact is you were the leader of a violent motorcycle gang," U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford told Enix. "The reality is you were involved in organized crime and you were intimately involved in it."

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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.

Fri
07
Jun
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Hells Angels Clubhouse Sells For $7.75 Million, Records Show

Property records show the old Hells Angel clubhouse sold for $7.75 million.

EAST VILLAGE, NY — The Hells Angels old clubhouse sold for $7.75 million, EVGrieve reported Thursday.

The New York City chapter of Hells Angels, which has been housed at 77 E. Third St. since the 1970s, officially sold its longtime clubhouse, per property records. EVGrieve first reported the official sale.

The Hells Angels sold its East Village digs to Ariel Soudry of Better Living Properties, who signed records dated May 17. In February, a Memorandum of Contract was signed by the apparent buyer, Nathan Blatter of Whitestone Realty Group, a real estate investment firm.

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Lake George region revved up for Americade

Annual bike rally runs through June 8

(28 pics and video) --- LAKE GEORGE – Fred Howard has a motto.

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes."

That theory sustained him for a rainy 800-mile ride on his Honda Silver Wing motorcycle – from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Lake George. His Gore Tex jacket and pants and waterproof boots, along with occasional stops at coffee shops during the heaviest downpours, helped him survive the journey to the shores of the Queen of American Lakes for the 37th annual Americade.

"I love coming out here," Howard said as he sat perched on his cherry-colored bike. "New York is the best kept secret. Most riders don't want to come out here, but the riding is absolutely amazing. The whole area is wonderful."

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May
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Kingsmen member gets 10 years in prison on firearms possession, RICO convictions

A local member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, convicted of RICO conspiracy and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, was sentenced in federal court Thursday to serve 123 months in prison, according to the U.S Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said  Edgar Dekay, 38, of Buffalo, admitted to being a member of the Kingsmen crime gang which, authorities said, engaged in such crimes as distribution of controlled substances, maintaining premises for the use and distribution of controlled substances, possession, use and sale of firearms, sales of untaxed cigarettes and promoting prostitution.

On Sept. 21, 2012, Dekay participated in a drive-by shooting, in retaliation against a former Kingsmen member who assaulted a Kingsmen regional president.

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2 Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members sentenced in federal court

Men from Florida, Tennessee were previously convicted of RICO conspiracy.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Two members of a New York motorcycle club convicted of RICO conspiracy received their sentences, according to the office of U.S. Attorney for Western New York James Kennedy on Wednesday.

Joseph Michael Long, 40, of Maryvale, Tennessee, will serve 27 months in prison.

Timothy Haley Sr., 63, of Dunnellon, Florida, received three years of supervised release, which includes eight months of home detention.

Both men were admitted members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club.

Former Kingsmen Motorcycle Club President David Pirk and member Andre Jenkins were sentenced in March for the 2014 execution-style killings of Paul Mae and Daniel Szymanski. Authorities say the victims were shot behind the KMC clubhouse in North Tonawanda as part of a feud among club members.

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Moving Day at the Hells Angels Clubhouse

The biker gang’s tenure in the East Village included trash-can fireworks, LSD, shootings, and Christmas cheer. They will be missed.

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Apr
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Final Kingsmen defendants sentenced in RICO case

Former Olean club president sentenced to time served, probation

BUFFALO — Former Kingsmen Motorcycle Club leaders with ties to the area were sentenced Thursday to round out a federal RICO and murder investigation of the club.

Club members Thomas Koszuta was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison, and Robert Osborne was sentenced to time served and three years supervised release.

Osborne, formerly the KMC Olean chapter president, vice president and regular full-patch member, was accused of erasing video footage that showed member Andre Jenkins inside the Olean chapter clubhouse both days before and after Jenkins murdered KMC members Paul Maue and Daniel "DJ" Szymanski behind the North Tonawanda chapter clubhouse on Sept. 6, 2014.

Officials also accused Osborne and Emmett Green of assaulting a fellow member in December 2014 for stealing money from the Olean clubhouse.

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Mar
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Hells Angels ride off from E. 3rd clubhouse

The Hells Angels have been vacating their notorious East Village clubhouse and residence in recent days, an exodus spurred by the apparent transfer of their six-story building to a buyer.

The new owner, Nathan Blatter, president of the Whitestone Realty Company in Brooklyn, said he was not available for immediate comment.

So where are the fearsome self-styled bad boys heading on their Harley hogs after 50 years at 77 E. Third St.?

“We don’t know,” said a lean, longhaired member of the famed outlaw motorcycle club. As he moved packing material out through the clubhouse door over the weekend, he shielded his face from this reporter’s camera. Two motorcycles belonging to Angels were parked outside. Across the street was a bright orange pickup truck splashed with yellow lightning bolts and the words “Hell Bound” pierced with a pitchfork symbol on its tailgate.

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Former Kingsmen president gets three life sentences for double murder

Andre Jenkins fired the gun that killed two fellow Kingsmen, but the man behind the assassination-style murders is also going to prison for life.

David Pirk, the Lockport native who rose to power in the violent motorcycle gang, was given three consecutive life sentences Thursday for his leadership role in orchestrating the double murder.

Now 68, Pirk was found guilty of conspiring with Jenkins and others to kill Kingsmen Paul Maue and Daniel "DJ" Szymanski outside their North Tonawanda clubhouse in September 2014.

"DJ was a large man with a heart of gold," his mother, Barbara Szymanski, said during a statement in court Thursday. "His nickname was teddy bear."

Jenkins, who is already serving life without parole because of a Niagara County conviction for the murders, was also found guilty in federal court of taking part in the conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford will sentence him later on Thursday.

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