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Calif.-N.Y. Hells Angels Meth Ring Busted

February 24, 2012  | 

A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has returned a seven-count indictment charging Hells Angels members in Rochester and Monterey, Calif., with drug trafficking and racketeering offenses.

The Monterey Hells Angels president, 60-year-old Richard W. Mar, and six others have been named in the indictment. They are charged trafficking 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a maximum sentence of life in prison, and a $4,000,000 fine.

Donna Boon, 47, is also charged with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution, of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine between April and July 9 of 2010. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, and a $2 million fine.

The superseding indictment further alleges that Robery "Bugsy" Moran and James McAuley are members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Rochester, a criminal enterprise engaged in drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit murder that controls motorcycle club activity in the territory extending from Rochester to Interstate 81 outside Syracuse.

The Superseding Indictment further alleges that, Moran, acting together with McAuley and Gina Tata (a Rochester Hells Angels associate), assaulted a patron with a baseball bat at Spenders bar on May 31, 2006, after the patron allegedly made disparaging remarks about motorcycle gangs.

Mar has been arrested in California and is awaiting arraignment in federal court.

Agents and officers with the FBI, New York State Police, and the Rochester Police Department worked the case.

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