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42 members of Indianapolis motorcycle club indicted

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In what has been described by Southern District U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett as the largest federal organized crime prosecution in Indianapolis history, 42 members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in Indianapolis have been indicted on various offenses including extortion and drug charges.

Hogsett announced the arrests of the described gang members Wednesday afternoon.

More than 300 federal, state and local law enforcement officers simultaneously converged on more than a dozen locations in Indianapolis on Wednesday morning, resulting in the execution of 42 arrest warrants and 17 search warrants.

The U.S. Attorney’s office described the Outlaws Motorcycle Club as an international criminal organization that allegedly operated out of a clubhouse on the east side of Indianapolis.

The charging document alleges that members of the club engaged in organized criminal activity and across the state since May 2009. The 42 arrested are charged with racketeering, mail fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, and other charges. The members are accused of using violence and the threat of force to collect personal debts and allegedly operated an illegal lottery scheme in Indianapolis that trafficked thousands of dollars a day.

According to Senior Litigation Counsel Bradley A. Blackington, who is prosecuting for the government, the defendants face up to decades in prison and substantial fines if found guilty.

 

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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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