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Detroit Highwaymen OMG Leaders Found Guilty of Multiple Charges

June 04, 2010  | 

Six leaders of the Detroit Highwaymen Motorcycle Club were found guilty on a variety of charges, including conspiracy to violate federal racketeering laws and conspiracy to commit murder, along with controlled substance, stolen property, and firearm violations, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced.

"Violent crime is a top priority of the U.S. Attorney's Office, and we will use all of the tools available to us to attack violent criminal organizations like this one," according to McQuade.

These six defendants are the first of 91 Detroit Highwaymen members and associates to go to trial.

Leonard "Dad" Moore, 61, Joseph "Little Joe" Whiting, 56, Anthony "Mad Anthony" Clark, 52, Michael "Cocoa" Cicchetti, 55, Aref "Scarfare" Nagi, 46, and Gary "Junior" Ball Jr., 44, were found guilty Thursday by a federal jury in U.S. District Court. The jury deliberated for approximately 25 hours before returning the verdict, concluding a two-month long trial.

"Dismantling violent gangs is a continuing priority for the FBI," said Andrew Arena, an FBI special agent in charge. "This verdict is the direct result of joint efforts with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, and we will continue to work diligently with our colleagues to investigate and eradicate gangs and the violence they perpetrate."

The Highwaymen Motorcycle Club is headquartered in southwest Detroit and has numerous chapters in the city of Detroit, in several cities in southeast Michigan, and has chapters in other states.

Prosecutors were able to prove the violent nature of the club when witnesses testified to a range of criminal activity including armed robbery, attempted murder, conspiracies to kill witnesses, use of firearms during acts of violence, and the distribution of large amounts of marijuana, cocaine, and steroids.

Evidence at trial also established the highly structured organization and chain of the command of the Highwaymen. These six defendants represented many of the officers, or bosses, of the enterprise. Evidence also showed that other members of the club were heavily involved in narcotics trafficking and theft offenses.

Each defendant faces a potential life sentence due to the nature of the offenses.

Tags: FBI, Agency Cooperation, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Racketeering


Comments (23)

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DK Novak @ 2/16/2011 10:59 AM

Thank the FBI and Brownstown PD for destroying the careers of 3 honest cops by saying they were involved. All those accusations were later found to be false but because of this investigation they all had to resign from BPD. The FBI tried to turn an honest Lieutenant into the criminal of the year.... May hats off to the FBI lead agent....after 20 years finally got a conviction.... and thank-you for destroying the careers of 3 honest cops who are now un-employable by other police departments. As cops just remember one thing; never speak to a FBI agent unless you have legal consul at your disposal> thanks Ted, Thanks Bubba

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

chris ogrodowski @ 2/19/2011 4:17 PM

this conviction is some bullshit these are some good people

colleen kelp @ 8/7/2011 1:42 AM

I THINK THE HIGHWAY MEN HAVE THEIR CLUB NAME BACK WARDS IT SHOULD BE HIGHWAY BABY WHAT KIND OF MEN BEAT ON THEIR WOMEN WHEN THEIR HAVING THEIR BABY LIKE ONE CLUB MEMBER BY THE NAME POKE OR ERICK MANNERS I HOPE YOU ALL ROT IN HELL FOR ALL THE CRIMES AND HURT YOU HAVE CAUSED PEOPLE AND LAW ENFORCEMEANT AND MAY EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU BEG GOD TO HAVE MEARCYS ON YOUR SOULS . FROM COLLEEN KELP

sleeper HFFH @ 5/22/2012 3:51 PM

fuck that them guys were a bad influence on the club and im glad there gone jr is a pussy and dad n bo are punks , woodrow is a snitch and solo talks to the FEDS still to this day and my club is too stupid to realize it

detroit @ 7/29/2012 7:28 PM

Lol wow sleeper makes me think and ya the biggest rat was fat ass bird but I no alote of them locked up r good guys the hoe ass fake bitches get to run free just cuz they r rats

Felice @ 12/8/2012 2:39 PM

There are good people everywhere. But lets be realistic.... Highwaymen are a gang and they are actively committing the crimes described above.... People KNOW the facts but are afraid to talk and be a rat... Even the Taylor police turn their heads....

Chris ogrodowski @ 1/3/2013 2:43 PM

Yep, chris ogrodowski once again is back in prison for stabbing someone because his bitchmade ass could never fight. Now hes gettin his browneye shoved in. suckin highwaymen dick for protection

southwestgeee @ 1/5/2013 4:54 PM

u r all a bunch of fag it beefeaters highwaymen r king now u can all go eat a big fat dick

Jeff gibbs @ 1/9/2013 2:47 PM

Southwestpee, you talk all hard bashin a trycycle club, but too much of a pussy to put your real name up. Fuck the highwaymen, they are all washed up old farts trying to hold on to something that is falling apart

Deezy @ 1/23/2013 1:30 PM

Fuk u jeff

Johnny black @ 11/11/2013 10:29 PM

You bitch made mother fuckers who want to talk about the Highwaymen why don't u step up to them and run ur pie hole. Talking about fags, bitch ur fags

chris ogrodowski @ 11/13/2013 1:23 PM

Im free..... But damb my asshole is sore, cant wait to get these stitches out

chris ogrodowski @ 11/13/2013 1:23 PM

Man my butthole hurts

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