Devils Diciples Anticlimax

November 20, 2018

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Devils Diciples Anticlimax

Former Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club president Jeff Garvin “Fat Dog” Smith, 64, has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a federal prison on November 13 by Judge Robert H. Cleland in Detroit.

Smith’s case began as United States v. Scott William Sutherland, et al. in March 2011. The original indictment was superseded twice and eventually accused dozens of numerous crimes dating as far back as 2011. At the center of the case was the accusation that members of the Devils Diciples grew their own marijuana and cooked their own methamphetamine for use by members of the club.

The specific charges were wide ranging and included having video poker machines in club houses and the possession of “law enforcement sensitive” documents.

Smith was found guilty after a six-month-long trial during 2014-15. Six other members of the club were convicted of various charges in 2015. Sutherland, the original defendant, pled guilty to a gun charge and got out of jail in 2015.

The government won convictions for racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, metham-phetamine production and trafficking, illegal firearms offenses, obstruction of justice, and subornation of perjury.

Press Release

The Department of Justice issued a press release that said:

“‘This brings to a close, in part, the years’ long effort of the federal government to bring down the leadership of a dangerous organized crime biker gang that terrorized innocent victims throughout the United States. For over three decades, the Devils Diciples spread fear, violence and their poisonous drugs throughout Michigan and the country,’ said United States Attorney Matthew Schneider. ‘The extent of the crimes committed by members of this outlaw motorcycle gang is staggering, and they avoided prosecution over the years through witness intimidation and obstruction of justice at all levels. Very appropriately, the National President of the Devils Diciples will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. These sentencings help secure justice for the communities and all the individuals they harmed.’”

“’The life sentence imposed on this Defendant is a clear indication of the seriousness of the violence he engaged in and how committed the law enforcement community is to stop this kind of organized violence,’ said Special Agent in Charge Timothy R. Slater, Detroit Division of the FBI. ‘The FBI, our state and local partners and the US Attorney’s offices across the region will not rest until all who would harm the peace and safety of our residents are brought to justice, regardless of where those threats originate.’”

Former club vice-president Paul Anthony “Pauli” Darrah and Vincent John “Holliday” Witort, Victor Castano and David Randy “D” Drozdowski still await sentencing.

According to the release, “The case was investigated by the FBI, the Michigan State Police, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and the County of Macomb Enforcement Team (COMET), with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.”


2 Responses to “Devils Diciples Anticlimax”

  1. Anon Says:

    Dear Anybody Who Cares: Magoo and Tatu – Alabama Chapter- members were sentenced to 30 years. They’re around 60 each, so they’re going to do life. That was the “case” about some asshole selling old school so they took the hit for somebody else’s bullshit.

    Personal feelings aside, I admired the fact that the MC and brotherhood seemed to come first for them. It only took the feds 8 years for the Feds to conclude this farce.

    These guys, like most of the motorcyclists Rebel writes about, were about the MC- they weren’t pushers, panderers, or profiteers.

    The girl who is a Hilton heir, her African-American friend, and their crowd sold and traded more weight cumulatively than the DD’s did. The only difference is celebrity.

  2. jrino Says:

    Mallinckrodt Pharm has killed thousands, and the FBI & DEA go after the small time pushers! Your Government at work!

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