4 In Pagans Motorcycle Club Case Plead Guilty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Four men associated with the Pagans Motorcycle club have agreed to testify against others charged in a 44-count federal racketeering indictment.

The four pleaded guilty Tuesday in Charleston.

Plea deals require them to testify against co-defendants and, in two cases, reduced charges.

Entering pleas were 30-year-old Eric Lyttle, 54-year-old William Hankins Sr., 29-year-old Edward Parsons, and 55-year-old James Lyttle.

They face sentences ranging from five years to life.

The four are the first to plead guilty to charges targeting pagans from West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida for a host of alleged crimes including murder conspiracy and kidnapping.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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