NewsPublic Affairs / October 13, 2015

Motorcycle Gang's Compound Gets Bulldozed

Three buildings used by the Outlaws Motorcycle Club as a compound were being demolished Tuesday.Outlaws Motorcycle Club2015-10-13T00:00:00-04:00

INDIANAPOLIS – Federal officials have ordered the demolition of buildings used by an outlaw motorcycle gang in Indianapolis.

United States Attorney Josh Minkler and United States Marshal Kerry Forestal announced that three buildings used by the Outlaws Motorcycle Club as a compound were being demolished.  The first building, located at 305 North Jefferson Ave., served as the clubhouse for the OMC for several decades.  The second building, located at 2204 E. New York St., served as the bunkhouse for the OMC for several decades.  The third building, located at 2210 E. New York St., housed members of the OMC for several years. All three properties are being razed by contractors through the United States Marshal’s Office.

“This clubhouse has long been the epicenter of criminal activity for the Outlaws in Indianapolis,” Minkler said.  “It was the ‘safe house’ the Outlaws ran their criminal enterprise from and the residential face of organized crime.”

Fifty-one people were indicted following an investigation conducted by the FBI, IRS, and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.  The indicted included all 15 members of the Indianapolis chapter of the OMC, two members of the Fort Wayne chapter of the OMC, one member of the Sandusky, Ohio chapter of the OMC, and one former member of the Indianapolis chapter of the OMC. 

All of the OMC members were charged and convicted of violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization statute, as well as offenses such as mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, extortion, drug trafficking, witness tampering, and illegal gambling.  All but two of the defendants have been sentenced.  Two low-level members of the Mexican drug trafficking organization that supplied the OMC with cocaine were deported before the indictment and have not been extradited from Mexico.

The United States Marshals Service took custody of the properties in mid-September, 2015. The structures from all three properties will be demolished and the land near the intersection of New York Street and Jefferson Avenue will be donated to the City of Indianapolis.

 

 

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