The strange and tragic case of Randy Mark “Mad” Yager crept a little closer to its terrible conclusion yesterday. A federal magistrate judge named Bernard G. Skomal ruled that Yager was a flight risk and denied him bail on charges in a 17-year-old racketeering indictment.
Specifically, Yager is charged with:
- Being “the regional president of the Chicago Region, and a member and president of the Gary Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.”
- Being “employed by and associated with…the Chicago Region of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.”
- Committing with twelve other men, “an act involving robbery…on or about March 19, 1994, in Cook County, in the Northern District of Illinois.”
- Conspiring with six other men “to confront members of the Invaders Motorcycle Club” “on or about June 26, 1994, in Lake County, in the Northern District of Indiana.”
- And of conspiring “on or about September 25, 1994, in the Western District of New York and elsewhere” with seven other men “to kill members of the Hell’s (sic) Angels Motorcycle Club, and in furtherance thereof, one or more of said conspirators did travel to Erie County, New York, while armed with dangerous weapons, to confront members of the Hell’s (sic) Angels Motorcycle Club.”
Yager will remain at the Western Regional Detention Facility in San Diego until his next court appearance on October 30. He is now represented by a federal public defender named Caroline Livett.
Yager was captured last Wednesday night in Rosarito, Mexico just south of Tijuana by Mexican State Police acting on a request by the United States Marshalls Service. Yager and his common law wife, Margie Jelovcic, were obviously under surveillance. According to NBC, “Marshals tracked the suspect to a possible location in Mexico…. They asked Mexican authorities to arrest a man who fit Yager’s description at a bar near Rosarito.”
Yager told Baja police that he was a U.S. citizen named David Michael Dorian and provided them with multiple identity documents but admitted “after further questioning,” as NBC delicately put it, that he was born Randy Yager. Yager spent about four hours at a “Mexican facility” in Tijuana before he was officially handed over to Marshalls at the San Ysidro border crossing.
According to Mexican police, Jelovcic attempted to flee, was pursued and died in the ensuing crash.
Yager is accused of racketeering in a case formally titled United States of America v. Kevin P. “Spike” O’Neill, et al. Yager was one of seventeen defendants charged. The other sixteen defendants were all found guilty. Yager avoided apprehension because he and Jelovcic happened to be vacationing in Las Vegas when the O’Neill indictment was unsealed. Jelovich returned from the vacation, liquidated Yager’s assets and disappeared in September 1997. The Marshalls have disingenuously categorized her as a missing person in peril of death or degradation at her husband’s hands ever since.
The O’Neill indictment has remained open for the last seventeen years and there have been few filings in the case since the last defendant was sentenced on March 9, 2001.
However four documents “as to Randy M. Yagar” were filed under seal in August 2006. Three more documents were filed under seal in October 2010 and an in camera hearing was held and a sealed court order were issued in November 2010.
The out of state complaint issued on October 16 in the federal case now titled USA v. Yager is also sealed.
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