Feds Bust More than 50 Motorcyle Gang Members in Multi-State Case

Motorcycle gangs have gotten away with murder and violence for so long.  The busts are welcome news.


By Andrew Clevenger
The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal authorities arrested more than 50 members and associates of the Pagan Motorcycle Club, including its national president and vice president, accusing the national biker gang of using violence and intimidation to control a multistate criminal organization.

Five officers of the gang, including President David Keith “Bart” Barbeito, 49, of Myersville, Md., and Vice President Floyd B. “Diamond Jesse” Moore, 64, of St. Albans, face federal racketeering charges.

The 44-count indictment, unsealed Tuesday, alleges members of the gang, under orders from Moore, kidnapped and beat a member of the Road Disciples Motorcycle Club in Huntington in 2003, in an attempt to extort money from the smaller club.

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