BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Federal officials stood together on Tuesday to announce the indictment of 16 representatives of the national Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, including its organization president, on racketeering charges.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul announced a federal grand jury returned a 46-count indictment detailing a “major racketeering operation” involving high ranking officials, including David Pirk, 65, the organization’s president, along with regional and chapter presidents.
The case expanded after Andre Jenkins, a Florida member of the Kingsmen Club, was convicted of murdering two local men, club members Daniel “DJ” Szymanski and Paul Maue at the Kingsmen Club in North Tonawanda in September of 2014.
Investigation afterwards connected the 16 Kingsmen Club members to the murders, but only Jenkins is currently serving life without parole.
Officers say investigation revealed the Pirk gave Jenkins orders to, “take care of it.” The order referenced two local members of the club who Jenkins was convicted of murdering behind the North Tonawanda Kingsmen clubhouse.
The investigation also detailed violent crimes in 2013 and 2009 involving local Kingsmen clubs.
Charged in the case are:
- David Pirk, Kingsmen President
- Andre Jenkins, Kingmen member
- Timothy Enix, Kingsmen member from Florida, Tennessee
- Filip Caruso, Kingsmen regional president from New York
- Edgar Dekay, Kingsmen chapter president from North Tonawanda
- Jason Williams, Kingsmen chapter vice president from North Tonawanda
- Thomas Koszuta, Kingsmen member
- Gregory Willson, Kingsmen member
- Emmett Green Kingsmen chapter president for three New York regions
- Robert Osborne Jr., Kingsmen chapter president for Olean
- Stanley Olejniczak, Kingsmen Member
- Jack Wood, Kingsmen officer from Arcade
- Ryan Myrtle, Kingsmen North Tonawanda Chapter President
- Thomas Scanlon, Kingsmen chapter president from Olean
- Glen Stacharczyck, Kingsmen chapter president from North Tonawanda
- Sean McIndoo, Kingsmen member
If found guilty of the conspiracy acts, the 16 men face a minimum of five years behind bars, a maximum of life in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. Of the 16 members indicted, 15 are in custody.