Getting The Gypsy Joker

April 12, 2019

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Getting The Gypsy Joker

If what the expensive, high priority, slow motion federal racketeering case against the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club is and is not about was not obvious before, it became obvious yesterday.

The case is not about a “community at risk” and respect “for law and order,” as Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division put it in a press release January 31. It is about getting the Gypsy Joker by any means necessary.

Six men are charged with “conspiring to conduct and participate in the activities of a racketeering enterprise.”

The Accused

Four of them, named Mark Leroy Dencklau, Earl Deverle Fisher, Ryan Anthony Negrinelli and Joseph Duane Folkerts are charged with “murder in aid of racketeering; kidnapping in aid of racketeering, resulting in death; kidnapping resulting in death; and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, resulting in death for the June 30 to July 1, 2015 kidnapping and murder of Robert Huggins, a former GJMC member and resident of southeast Portland, for the purpose of maintaining and increasing their positions in the GJMC criminal enterprise.”

In the same indictment unsealed this year, Gypsy Joker national president Kenneth Earl Hause is accused of numerous offenses over many years as the leader of a “criminal enterprise.”

A sixth man, Tiler Evan Pribbernow is charged only with racketeering conspiracy.

Huggins Murder

Oregon pursued Huggins murder as a state case for three years and was unable to secure a conviction.
The case went federal on June 28, 2018, apparently after Pribbernow agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. In return for his cooperation with the prosecution, Pribbernow will be allowed to plead guilty to racketeering and can avoid the murder and kidnapping charges Dencklau, Fisher, Negrinelli and Folkerts face.

Prosecutors and defenders expect Pribbernow to be the key witness in any forthcoming trial and the conviction of the other defendants largely rests on whether a jury believes him or not.


Racketeering conspiracy typically carries a sentence of 20 years in prison but it is possible that Pribbernow could be sentenced to much less than that.

Yesterday at a pre-trial hearing Negrinelli’s lawyer, Matthew Schindler told federal district judge Robert E. Jones that Pribbernow admitted to police that he actually killed Huggins by hitting him in the head with a baseball bat.

Schindler called Pribbernow’s plea deal “outrageous.”

“Tiler Pribbernow did it because he’s a lunatic,” Schindler told the judge. “We’ve seen one witness statement, and that statement is the statement of the murderer…. He killed this guy.”

And he is still the prosecution’s star witness.


11 Responses to “Getting The Gypsy Joker”

  1. Gunderson nw Says:

    Bobby Baxter
    If you are out there …..reach out to me my friend
    Long time no see…..just wanting to say hi

  2. Sieg Says:

    IronRider, the big advantage the FedCoats have is that when you go into court with them, you have about a 1% chance of winning an acquittal, and a conviction after a trial assures you of a maximum penalty, usually in the basketball-score range. When, say, a fifty year old guy is facing a twenty year sentence with very little good-time, it is a much more effective lever to use to get him to flip. Sad but true.


  3. IronRider Says:

    Still working hard to make something out of nothing, couldnt do it at the state level so lets go federal. Yeah remember when Reyna thought trying Carrizal first would be a slam dunk win, that didnt go so well.

    It awalys amazes me that guys will rat out those they thought of as Brothers, and turn around and throw them under the bus and for promises of this great life after you Rat. Yeah if your doing time, is ratting going to make that easier? Somehow I doubt it, nothing like having to look over your shoulder all the time.

    Any time the prosecution is offering up a deal, its because they need something, no one say you have to give it and they will screw you at the drop of a hat if it is in their best interest and fuck yours. Never rat!

  4. Sled Tramp Says:


  5. BeemerCM Says:

    More like in the back, isn’t ti?

  6. troll1% Says:

    sounds alot like Freddie Augello case in Jersey.Killers walk free for being a rat.Meanwhile some poor mooks take it in the neck.

  7. Thinker Says:

    You said it Trebor. This is the governments plan. Nevermind “justice”, if they can create an environment where the first rat wins, then you see a huge incentive for guys to race to the DA’s office to be the first. All calculated.

  8. Griz's Gal Says:

    *that was supposed to be story to tell…

  9. Griz's Gal Says:

    Watch your back, boys. The new game in town appears to be who can be the biggest rat with the biggest story to you (or squeal).


  10. Gandalf Says:

    @Trebor… You just heard it in NJ too. Freddy’s case. Seems to be the new norm.

  11. Trebor Says:

    The actual killer gets less time than anyone else?Where did I hear that before?Oh yeah Texas.Its not about Law and order its about wins losses and who snitches first.

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