The Upcoming Kingsmen Trial

December 4, 2017

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The Upcoming Kingsmen Trial

The first trial in the federal racketeering case against a dozen members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club is scheduled to begin at the United States Courthouse in Buffalo at 9 a.m. on January 16.

Eight defendants will be tried together: Former Kingsmen president David Pirk; Andre “Li’l Bear” Jenkins who was convicted of in state court in August 2015 of the September 6, 2014 murders of Kingsmen Paul Maue and Daniel “DJ” Szymanski; regional president Timothy Enix,; Olean Chapter President Robert Osborne, Jr.; regional president Thomas Scanlon; and patch holders Sean McIndoo and Stanley Olejniczak. Jenkins is currently serving a life sentence.

Four defendants, regional president Filip Caruso; North Tonawanda chapter vice president Jason Williams; Arcade Chapter sergeant at arms Jack Wood; and North Tonawanda Chapter president Glen Stacharczyck will be tried separately. A fifth defendant, patch holder Jason “Toop” Williams, changed lawyers last September and the status of his case is unclear.

Three of the 16 original defendants, North Tonawanda chapter president Ryan Myrtle and patch holders Emmett Green and Thomas Koszuta, have reached plea and sentencing agreements with prosecutors.

One Percenters

Prosecutors have said, and there seems to be significant information to suggest, that in 2013 Pirk and other members of the club wanted to “establish the KMC as a 1% club.” The Kingsmen is, or was, an old, traditional three piece patch club with roots in upstate New York – an area that already includes both the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and the American Outlaw Association.

Last April, while the federal case against the Kingsmen was unfolding, a fatal and luridly publicized confrontation between Kingsmen and Outlaws erupted in Leesburg, Florida.

The federal investigation that supports the Kingsmen case cites incidents as early as 2009. Most of them seemed not to have constituted a pressing public danger. Kingsmen are accused, for example, of selling untaxed cigarettes, selling liquor without a license and sharing recreational amounts of recreational drugs in their clubhouses. Some clubhouses also had video poker machines and sometimes Kingsmen hired exotic dancers to perform at club parties. But the investigation accelerated after the murders of Maue and Szymanski.

Weakening Case

Pirk is accused of telling Jenkins to pretend to be out of the Kingsmen in bad standing and try to gather intelligence from Outlaws and members of an Outlaws support club. Apparently, Maue and Szymanski were suspicious of this cloak and dagger mission and allegedly, Pirk ordered Jenkins to assassinate them.

In a recent court hearing, according to Phil Fairbanks of the Buffalo News, Jenkins escaped to Tennessee where members of the local Kingsmen chapter were prepared to kill him for the murders of Maue and Szymanski. Jenkins, prosecutors insist told the Tennessee Kingsmen to call Pirk. Pirk told his Tennessee brothers to let Jenkins go and prosecutors have announced that the incident proves Pirk was Jenkins’ co-conspirator.

Pirk’s lawyer, William T. Easton, thinks the accusation proves instead how thin the government’s case may turn out to be.

“The government argues that because he ordered the Tennessee chapter to stand down, he’s guilty of a crime,” Easton, told the News. “It seems they got it backward.”

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6 Responses to “The Upcoming Kingsmen Trial”

  1. BostonBob Says:

    Kingsmen mc are a bunch of pussies

  2. Iron Rider Says:

    @ Dutchboy

    Yeah real hard core crime going on there, I guess next the cops will be after the Shriners and the old guys down at the VA since they probably do the same thing minus the naked chicks of course.

    I’d love to know how much money has been wasted on this so far by Law Enforcement and the prosecution cause I’d bet the farm it’s way way more than any monies or taxes avoided.

    What really kills me is the cops were bragging this up to the media. Like this is newsworthy? Give me a break!

  3. Dutchboy Says:

    Let’s see, booze, cigs, naked women,. Wow, sounds like a political fund raiser to me.

  4. Dutchboy Says:

    @Iron Rider, true that

  5. Psycho Says:

    “Kingsmen are accused, for example, of selling untaxed cigarettes, selling liquor without a license and sharing recreational amounts of recreational drugs in their clubhouses. Some clubhouses also had video poker machines and sometimes Kingsmen hired exotic dancers to perform at club parties.”

    Because God forbid anyone should have booze or cigarettes at their clubhouse to share with their friends, or that we don’t think boobs are icky. I have to wonder how often these investigations are started out of jealousy by cops whose wives won’t let them have any fun.

    Fuck your feelings
    Psycho

  6. Iron Rider Says:

    What a fucking mess!

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