Jury begins deliberations in Outlaws motorcycle gang trial

Posted by Phil Riggan – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A federal jury in Richmond has begun deliberations in a motorcycle gang racketeering trial.

Among the five defendants is Jack Rosga of Milwaukee, the national president of the Outlaws biker gang. Prosecutors say Rosga and the others participated in a violent criminal enterprise that mostly targeted the rival Hells Angels.

Among the incidents discussed during a two-week trial were a couple of bar fights in Virginia and the shooting of a Hells Angels member in Maine.

Defense attorneys say prosecutors are trying to make a few random incidents look like a broad criminal conspiracy.

The jury began deliberations Wednesday. It's the second trial for Rosga, whose first trial last month ended in a hung jury.

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