Monday, December 6, 2021

Jury Convicts Gypsy Jokers MC

A federal jury in Portland found two members of the Gypsy Jokers guilty of kidnapping and murder in aid of racketeering for the 2015 kidnapping and murder of Robert Huggins, a Portland resident and former club member. National president Mark Leroy Dencklau, 61, and Chad Leroy Erickson, 51, were found guilty of murder in aid of racketeering; kidnapping in aid of racketeering, resulting in death; kidnapping resulting in death; and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, resulting in death.
Since the 1980s, the club has been active in Oregon and Washington and operated six clubhouses in the Pacific Northwest. The club also has international chapters in Germany, Australia, and Norway.

Huggins was tortured and killed.