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Nice Try In Detroit

September 21, 2017

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Nice Try In Detroit

Tuesday, an appeals court judge in Michigan named Nancy G. Edmunds rejected an appeal by convicted Highwaymen Motorcycle Club member Gary “Junior” Ball to have his racketeering conviction in the case United States v. Nagi et al., overturned. Ball was first indicted on September 6, 2006. He was convicted of transporting two stolen motorcycles from […]

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Lingering Highwaymen Case

May 1, 2017

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Lingering Highwaymen Case

The Highwaymen case, United States v. Nagi et al., which began with an indictment unsealed on April 21, 2009, alleging criminal activity that began “in or about 2000, the exact date being unknown to the grand jury” has taken an interesting twist. “New revelations,” as the Detroit Free Press put it, prove that lead defendant […]

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Former Highwaymen Patch Holder Sentenced

November 25, 2014

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Emmert “Andy” Earls, a former member of the Cincinnati chapter of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club, was sentenced to eight years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to arson. Earls, above, admitted throwing a Molotov cocktail at the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club’s clubhouse in Covington, Kentucky on February 23, 2013. Earls is the brother of former […]

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Six Highwaymen Found Guilty

June 3, 2010

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After a forty-five month long legal assault, the Department of Justice finally convicted six members of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club in Detroit of racketeering. The convicted men are Aref “Steve” Nagi, Gary “Junior” Ball, Leonard “Dad” Moore, Joseph “Little Joe” Whiting, Anthony “Mad Anthony” Clark and Michael “Cocoa” Cicchetti. Cicchetti was at home when the […]

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Highwaymen Ordered Released

December 15, 2009

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Aref “Scarface Steve” Nagi, the former Vice President of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club in Detroit, must be granted reasonable bail. Nagi has been locked up since October 2006. The Highwaymen have eight chapters in Michigan and additional chapters in Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama and Indiana. […]

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Highwaymen Fallout

May 18, 2009

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The big net that swept up 74 people associated in some way with the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club in Detroit last week snared a couple of brightly colored fish. Hold onto your handlebars. Forget Gangland. Here comes 20-20, 60 Minutes, Dateline, Newsweek and the New York Times. Former Cop Cynical assignment desk editors everywhere will find […]

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Highwaymen Indictment Unsealed

May 14, 2009

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This morning the United States Attorney in Detroit unsealed a 35 count, 47 page indictment of 78 members and associates of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club in and near Detroit, Michigan. The indictment was initially filed and sealed April 21st. Four of the indicted have already agreed to plea agreements and may be cooperating with authorities. […]

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The Legal Glacier

January 19, 2009

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People who have never been eaten alive by the criminal justice system or been close to someone who has imagine that the process is honest, straightforward and speedy. The dead, old, white men who imagined this country imagined justice that way, too. But in general, that is not how “justice” works in America and, specifically, […]

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