Feds Raid Outlaws Biker Gang, Bust 41
Every member of gang's Indianapolis chapter arrested
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2012 12:51 AM CDT
An FBI task force raids the Outlaws clubhouse in Fort Wayne.   (AP Photo/The Journal Gazette, Swikar Patel)

(Newser) – Dozens of bikers and their associates were busted yesterday as hundreds of federal, state, and local police raided Outlaws clubhouses in Indiana. The 41 people arrested on charges including drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering, witness tampering, and illegal gambling include every member of the biker gang's Indianapolis chapter, the AP reports. (A 42nd man remains at large.) The raids followed a year-long investigation in which federal agents used a variety of methods to infiltrate the gang.

The bikers ran a "criminal operation that was as well-layered and sophisticated as most businesses in this city," according to US Attorney Joe Hogsett, who says he's not sure why nobody has tried to dismantle the organization before. The raids came as no surprise to a lawyer who represented numerous Outlaws in the 1970s and '80s. "Let’s assume there is something of an afterlife," he tells the Indianapolis Star. "There is no question at all that all of the Outlaws will be found partying at a lower rung of Dante’s seventh level of hell. It’s simply what’s destined to happen."

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HANKHILL
Jul 12, 2012 6:40 PM CDT
dont the feds have anything better to do!
boxcar
Jul 12, 2012 1:18 PM CDT
Once in Fort Wayne I hired an OutLaw to house sit my property from neighborhood breakins- He caught 1 of 3 Russian teenages one night, tied him to a tree for police to pickup. Turns out they had been brought to US as orphans who had stolen a Russian Tank and ran over a bunch of gov't cars with it- get 'em outa Russia. This OutLaw was wanted in Belfast, Ireland for a murder rap when he was an IRA soldier, but was dependable Parked at a gas station convienence store he was playing AC/DC on radio when a cowboy pulled up, stuck his head in the window and shouted for him to turn off that crap. Chuck said "Here, I've got somethin' better" and yanked my 9mm out of the glove compartment, jammed it into the dude's mouth then "slip-cocked" the slide. The cowboy's wife screamed "Don't shoot him, I'm pregnant, we need him" yanked her guy back into the P.U. and sped off- So did I after that one. Asked Chuck how he did that- "We trained on each other as IRA soldiers" Fort Wayne is a pleasant town of 250K people from all levels of society, some you don't want to deal with
right2dave
Jul 12, 2012 8:32 AM CDT
couldn't happen to a nicer groupf of proplr.