CASE RESULTS: AFTER MONTH-LONG FEDERAL RICO CONSPIRACY JURY TRIAL IN VIRGINIA, MASTANTUONO LAW OFFICE CLIENT FOUND GUILTY.
Jury Convicts ‘Milwaukee Jack’ in Outlaws TrialDecember 21, 2010By Associated Press via Journal Sentinel
The national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang and three members have been convicted of racketeering and other charges in Virginia.
A member of another motorcycle club was acquitted.
Outlaws president Jack Rosga of Milwaukee, also known as “Milwaukee Jack,” showed no reaction when the jury’s verdict was read Tuesday in federal court in Richmond. Also convicted were Mark Jason Fiel, Harry McCall and Christopher Timbers.
All four will be sentenced April 8.
Prosecutors had contended during a two-week trial that Rosga led a highly organized criminal enterprise responsible for a series of violent crimes, most of them targeting the rival Hells Angels. Defense attorneys said the government was trying to make a handful of random incidents look like a criminal conspiracy.
Craig Mastantuono, a Milwaukee lawyer who represented Rosga, said in an e-mail to the Journal Sentinel: “We are saddened by the jury’s verdict. At age 54, Mr. Rosga has never before been charged or convicted of a crime, has worked as a mover and long-haul truck driver for 30 years and raised a family.
“The government failed to convict him of the most serious accusations of conspiracy to commit murder or robbery. We hope this and his productive work and family life will be recognized at his sentencing.”