The ongoing trial of Andre “Li’l Bear” Jenkins in Lockport, New York is starting to look like a prelude to a federal racketeering case against the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club.
There is a cooperating witness in the case. His name is Roger Albright, He is a former state officer of the Kingsmen and everywhere he goes he is accompanied by three U.S. Marshals.
Jenkins is a member of the Kingsmen’s Daytona Beach chapter and he is accused of “executing” Paul Maue and Daniel “DJ” Szymanski in the early morning hours of September 6, 2014 outside the Kingsmen’s North Tonawanda, New York clubhouse. Both men were Kingsmen. Prosecutors allege they were killed because they were considering joining the Nickel City Nomads Motorcycle Cub.
Albright testified yesterday that he is an accessory after the fact to the murder and that he has been cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A Kingsmen named Paul R. “Rebel” Gilmore testified for the prosecution that Jenkins approached the back door of the clubhouse about 1:40 on the morning of the murders. Maue and Szymanski told him they would handle it, talked to Jenkins on the back porch, them returned back inside. There is video footage of the three men talking on the back porch.
According to Albright, Jenkins returned an hour and twenty minutes later and got into a car with the two men. While they sat in the front seat, Jenkins shot them in the head from the back seat. Albright implied that Jenkins was acting on behalf of Kingsmen national president David Pirk. According to as yet unnamed jailhouse informant who claims to have talked to Jenkins about the murders, Jenkins came to upstate New York at the request of Pirk to kill five Kingsmen who had or were patching over to the Nickel City Nomads.
Buried As Kingsmen
According to both the jail house informant and Albright, Jenkins dismantled and discarded the murder weapon on the way to the Kingsmen’s Olean chapter clubhouse. The gun was recovered about two weeks later. The gun matches shell casings found at the murder scene.
Jenkins met Albright at the Olean clubhouse, allegedly told Abright details of the crime and Albright burned his clothes.
Albright testified that Jenkins said the two dead men were killed because they were about to change patches and that it had been his job to ensure that they were “buried as Kingsmen.”