Friday, May 15, 2015

Former Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Member Indicted in Federal Court - Faces life in Prison

United States Attorney James L. Santelle, announced that on May 12, 2015, a grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Wisconsin returned a second superseding indictment, charging Randy M. Yager, aka "Mad," 59, originally from Crown Point, Indiana, with Racketeering and Racketeering Conspiracy, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1962(c) and (d).

The indictment alleges that as a member and regional boss of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club during the 1990s, Yager participated in acts of murder and arson. The eight underlying racketeering acts charge offenses that include three homicides and the use of explosives, all directed at members of rival motorcycle gangs as part of the Outlaws’ efforts to exert and maintain territorial control.

Yager was originally charged with sixteen co-defendants in an indictment that was unsealed on June 10, 1997. At that time, Yager became a fugitive. He remained a fugitive, and one of the United States Marshal’s "most wanted," until October 2014 when he was arrested in Baja, Mexico, where he was living under an assumed name. The cases of Yager’s co-defendants have long been resolved. If convicted, Yager faces up to life in prison.

The case was investigated by a federal task force headed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Carol L. Kraft, Scott J. Campbell and Laura S. Kwaterski.

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