Sunday, July 21, 2019

Pagan MC Boss Deric McGuire walks after wiretaps tossed

Deric 'Tuna' McGuire is out on home confinement after a judge this week threw out the wiretap investigators used on his phones. Cops wiretapped at least seven different telephones used by McGuire, capturing his recruitment to lead a new Rhode Island chapter of the Pagans outlaw motorcycle gang and documenting his illegal drug operation.
The investigation led to 29 raids in May 2018 and the seizure of drugs and weapons, including a rocket launcher. Fifty people were arrested and charged with crimes. McGuire, 33, faces more than 220 narcotics and weapons charges. Like McGuire, other defendants are also being released after remaining behind bars for more than a year.