NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY For Immediate Release: October 20, 2010
As Allen West Continues to Lie about his Past, Outlaws Leader Goes to Trial
While Republican congressional candidate Allen West (FL-22) continues to lie about his ties to the Outlaws organized crime syndicate, this morning it was reported that the national president of the group is going to trial along with three of his associates on racketeering charges. The trial provides more evidence about the disturbing nature of West’s ties to a group that has been described as organized crime.
“This trial only provides further proof; West’s ties to the Outlaws, an organized crime syndicate whose leaders are going to trial today, paint a disturbing picture for all South Floridians about the kind of person Allen West really is,” said Eric Jotkoff, spokesman or the Florida Democratic Party. “Allen West is the last person we can trust in any way, shape, or form, let alone in Congress.”
‘Outlaws’ leader on trial in Va.
The national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang and three of his associates are going on trial in Richmond, Va., on racketeering and other charges.
Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday for Jack Rosga of Milwaukee, Wis.; William Davey of Asheville, N.C.; Mark Spradling of Hickory, N.C.; and Leslie Werth of Rock Hill, S.C.
Rosga is the leader of what federal prosecutors call a highly organized criminal enterprise responsible for a number of violent acts aimed at gaining an advantage over the rival Hell’s Angels.
Twenty-seven Outlaws members were indicted in June. One of them was shot to death as federal agents tried to arrest him in Maine. Fifteen have entered guilty pleas, and others are awaiting trial.
— Associated Press
By Washington Post Editors October 20, 2010; 7:47 AM ET