Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Fifty-five members and associates of the Pagans Motorcycle Club in eight states have been indicted on federal charges that include kidnapping and racketeering.
The defendants include national Pagans president David Keith Barbeito of Myersville, Md., and national vice president Floyd B. Moore of St. Albans.
Also named are members and associates of Pagans chapters in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida.
A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday in Charleston charged that Barbeito, Moore and others conspired in September 2005 with a prison guard to kill an inmate suspecting of cooperating with law enforcement.
Moore also is accused of ordering a Pagans member to kill the president of a local chapter of the Avengers Motorcycle Club.
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