|Richard W. Mar, president of the Monterey chapter of Hells Angels, admitted to trafficking 15 kilograms of methamphetamine from 2002 to 2010, helping to transport pound-size parcels of the drug from California for distribution in the Rochester area. The pleas are part of a larger investigation that resulted in the February 2012 indictment and arrest of 10 members and associates of the Rochester and Monterey, California, Angels for drug trafficking and racketeering-related offenses. |
The charge carries a penalty of up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine. His sentencing is scheduled for June 9.
|The leader of the New York drug-trafficking network, James McAuley Jr., vice president of Hells Angels' Rochester chapter, was arrested on federal racketeering charges in April 2007.|
The Hells Angels, with about 2,500 members in 27 countries, is regarded by the U.S. government as an international crime gang.