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Feds Target Biker Gang - Shootout in Maine
By Jim Roberts
Jun 16, 2010
More than two dozen Outlaws gang members were arrested as the Feds targeted the biker gang across the country and made several arrests. One Outlaws member died in a shootout in Maine.
AOL News reveals a 12-count indictment was issued Tuesday in Virginia, and the government claims "the Outlaws participated in attempted murder, assault, kidnapping and drug dealing -- and a long list of other nefarious crimes -- to enforce the gang's strict codes and maintain its reputation."
Alleged member Thomas "Tomcat" Mayne was killed in a gun battle with authorities.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says someone opened fire while agents were serving a warrant Tuesday morning in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
"Today's arrests of the national president and leadership of the American Outlaws Association mark another aggressive attempt by the Department of Justice to dismantle what the indictment alleges to be a gang whose entire environment revolves around violence," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said in a statement.
CNN has more details on the raids. The Outlaws main rival is the legendary motorcycle gang the Hells Angels.
Read More: Crime Beat
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