National Pagan’s leader will spend the rest of his life in prison
On February 3, 2023, the leader of the Pagan Motorcycle Club, known only by his street name “Diamond Dave,” was sentenced to 75 years in federal prison. According to an article by WITN, the sentence was handed down after Diamond Dave was found guilty of multiple charges, including racketeering, drug trafficking, and firearms offenses.
The Pagan Motorcycle Club, which was founded in 1959, has been described by law enforcement as a “highly organized criminal enterprise” with members involved in a variety of illegal activities. The club has a long history of criminal activity and violent confrontations with both rival motorcycle gangs and law enforcement.
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The investigation into Diamond Dave and the Pagan Motorcycle Club was a collaborative effort between several federal agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The two-year investigation led to the indictment of over two dozen Pagan Motorcycle Club members on various federal charges.
“Today’s sentencing is a significant victory in our efforts to dismantle violent criminal organizations,” said U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. in a statement. “The defendant’s leadership role in the Pagan Motorcycle Club and his involvement in multiple criminal enterprises made him a threat to the safety of our communities. This lengthy sentence sends a clear message that we will not tolerate this kind of criminal activity in Eastern North Carolina.”
The sentence of 75 years in federal prison serves as a stern warning to other criminal motorcycle gangs and their leaders. Law enforcement officials have made it clear that they will use all available resources to bring violent criminals to justice and protect communities from the harm they cause.
This article was based on information from the WITN article “Pagan Motorcycle Club Leader Gets 75 Years Prison” by WITN, available at https://www.witn.com/2023/02/03/pagan-motorcycle-club-leader-gets-75-years-prison/.