Kingsmen Trial Underway

February 21, 2018

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Kingsmen Trial Underway

The first Kingsmen racketeering trial began yesterday in Buffalo. The defendants are former Kingsmen Motorcycle Club national president David Pirk; former Florida/Tennessee Regional President Timothy Enix; and convicted murderer Andre Jenkins.

All four men are accused of RICO conspiracy; possession of firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence; using and maintaining premises for drug dealing; and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Pirk and Jenkins are also charged with two counts of murder in aid of racketeering; and possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Jenkins alone is accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Pirk and Jenkins face the death penalty. There are 62 condemned men in the federal prison system. They are all held at either the Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado or at the United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute. Three federal prisoners have been executed in this millennium: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh; Juan Raul Garza who was accused of murdering three people while distributing marijuana in Brownsville, Texas; and Gulf War veteran Louis Jones Jr. who was convicted of raping and murdering a 19-year-old Air Force private named Tracie Joy McBride.


The arguments and testimony follow almost a month of jury selection. The trial is expected to continue for another 14 weeks.

The murder charges refer to the executions of Kingsmen patch holders Paul Maue and Daniel “DJ” Szymanski outside the Kingsmen’s North Tonawanda chapter clubhouse in the early morning hours of September 6, 2014. Jenkins was convicted of the murders in state court. Prosecutors will try to convince a jury that Pirk ordered Jenkins to murder the men because he thought they were about to leave the club.

Allegedly Jenkins yelled “LKDK,” for Live Kingsmen Die Kingsmen, as he rode away from the murder scene. Yesterday, an Assistant United States Attorney named Joseph M. Tripi told jurors,” that was the message, loud and clear, that defendant Jenkins was sending on behalf of defendant Pirk.”

Unusually Opaque

The case is unusually opaque even for a motorcycle club case. Much of it is sealed and prosecutors have filed multiple, simultaneous cases to discourage press coverage and public knowledge of what is going on. At least three former Kingsmen codefendants – Ryan Myrtle, Emmett Green and Thomas Koszuta – have reached plea and sentencing agreements with the prosecutors. Those deals remain sealed.

Two of the prosecution’s witnesses are also awaiting sentencing. They are David Masse and Timothy Haley, Sr. Masse was charged with making false statements to police, obstruction of justice and being an accessory after the fact when he hid a .32 caliber revolver for a Kingsmen named Filip Caruso. Haley was the National Nomad President of the Kingsmen. Haley was charged in a separate,, Kingsmen racketeering indictment titled USA v. Long et al. He reached a plea agreement with the government five days before last Christmas.

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13 Responses to “Kingsmen Trial Underway”

  1. Jp Says:

    This dude is way off with his story he obviously doesn’t sit in the court room as Donald Trump would say the fake and false news and or media. Dude you have been writing a long time I thought. But if that is so I would think you would do a lot better job on your literature,articles and facts. The death penalties were just a big publicity gig at the beginning of the charges and it wasn’t no longer than a couple of weeks after they were filed and they were shot down and not even considered in this case.

  2. Freebird Says:

    I hope I’m not too late……. Happy Birthday PAT!!

  3. Rebel Says:

    Dear Patricia Kirst,

    Happy Birthday.


  4. Patricia Kirst Says:

    I have to laugh at these articles. Unless you are there you don’t know what is going on. Come sit in the courtroom. Noone is facing the death penalty.

  5. FLRider Says:

    Having met a lot of the Kingsmen in Florida, Little bear and Pirk included, I think it is safe to say that alot of the coverage on them isn’t exactly correct. They have Puerto ricans (or maybe blacks that look like PR’s?) and they have never declared themselves to be a 1% club. These are their own words. They wear a diamond with an 11 in it. They will tell you, as will any Florida club, that the KMC is not and has never claimed to be or to be going 1% so that’s just odd. They tend to be respectful and get along with most other clubs, so you could probably ask them before you write about it?

  6. AZ MC Supporter Says:

    @Curbside, respectfully I think KR is probably right considering his name as well.

  7. Randy Says:

    Thank you Rebel. I follow your posts, and readers posts, periodically read Waco Herald Tribune. I will read Expect No Mercy. Never in America did I expects certain unalienable rights could be denied such a large group of people for such a long time. It is scary.

  8. Not Surprised Says:

    These guys are a cipher.Their site says they aren’t 1%.They have had some rough times in FL.There isn’t much else.

  9. Rebel Says:

    Dear Randy,

    Ryan Myrtle, Emmett Green and Thomas Koszuta were codefendants in US v. Pirk et al who made sealed plea agreements. Timothy Haley, Sr., who is a defendant in a separate, federal Kingsmen case titled USA v. Long et al. will testify for the prosecution in US v. Pirk et al. David Masse, who is not a defendant in either of those two cases, but who was charged in a third federal case peripheral to the two Kingsmen RICO cases, will also testify for the prosecution in the Pirk matter. As I believe I said, the government has made the Kingsmen case as difficult to cover as possible.

    I haven’t yet finished a book titled Expect No Mercy: State Sponsored Mass Murder In Post Truth Texas. I’m writing as fast as I can.


  10. Randy Says:

    Rebel, you mention all four men, but list three. Who is the other man? BTW – love you posts, citations, knowledge of bikers, law, literature, history. I read your Twin Peaks book. Did you write a second book about May 17, 2015 events?

  11. Curbside Says:

    @KentuckyRider, I’m pretty sure that’s just a curly-headed white dude. Could be wrong, but I’m thinking it’s just lighting making him look like a light-skinned black dude.

  12. KentuckyRider Says:

    Didn’t know those dudes were a mixed race club. Hmm.

  13. willy Says:

    they jumped ship like rats trying to make deals.bottom of the barrel club.

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