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Grand jury slims down motorcycle club indictment

A federal grand jury in Charleston, W. Va., has issued a slimmed down racketeering indictment against the Pagans Motorcycle Club.

The document unsealed Thursday adds some charges, including arson, and a new defendant from New Jersey. Overall the case has been trimmed to 38 defendants and 29 counts. Last October's 44-count indictment named 55 defendants.

The changes largely reflect defendants who've agreed to cooperate. Chief among them are national vice president Floyd “Jesse” Moore of St. Albans, W. Va., and former Pagan Darrell Bumgarner of Huntington, W. Va.

The lead defendant remains longtime national Pagans President David Keith Barbeito. The Myersville, Md., resident still faces racketeering and gambling counts. Prosecutors also want Barbeito and others to forfeit cash and firearms.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 4, 2010; 5:55 PM ET
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