Alexandria man's sentencing in biker gang racketeering case delayed
A federal judge has delayed sentencing a Virginia businessman who pleaded guilty to extortion in a federal racketeering case targeting the Pagan's Motorcycle Club.
John N. Maggio, an electrical contractor from Alexandria, Va., has admitted asking former Pagans national vice president Floyd "Jesse" Moore for help extorting nearly $30,000 from two business associates.
Maggio was later recorded telling group member Ronnie Howerton to threaten the associates and that he didn't care how badly they might be hurt.
But U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston raised concerns Monday that Maggio's plea agreement didn't contain enough information to show the victims' businesses affected interstate commerce, a key element of the crime.
This item has been updated since it was first published.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post Editors
March 22, 2010; 2:26 PM ET
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