Saturday, September 21, 2019

Vagos Biker lies about brothers

Prosecutors have asked a judge in Las Vegas to throw out the testimony of a star witness in a federal racketeering trial. They say he lied on the witness stand. The trial stems from a 2011 shootout that killed a rival Hells Angels leader in a northern Nevada casino. Prosecutors say Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick lied after spending more than three days telling jurors that Vagos Motorcycle Club members had plotted to kill Jeffrey Pettigrew, 54, in Sparks.

Prosecutors had argued the killing was an orchestrated murder among criminal conspirators that had received a “green light” go-ahead from the Vagos international president. Defense attorneys have asked to have the murder and racketeering charges thrown out.
Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew
The slaying of Pettigrew followed a series of clashes between members of the two motorcycle clubs in San Jose, California.

The eight men standing trial represent the first of three groups totaling 21 defendants. Video surveillance showed Pettigrew pistol-whipping another man on the casino floor before gunfire broke out. During the fight, Pettigrew was shot and killed.