Hells Angels arrested for murder and conspiracy in Sonoma County

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — KRON4’s Terisa Estacio is reporting that 11 members of the Hells Angels have been arrested on charges of murder, racketeering conspiracy, and several other related crimes.

The FBI made the arrests Saturday afternoon in Sonoma County.

Eight of the Hells Angels are of the Sonoma County chapter and three other members from out of the area, including Fresno, Salem and Boston.

13 different locations were raided during the investigation including a bar in Santa Rosa.

The FBI tells KRON4 News there could be more arrests.

The following information is from the District Attorney’s office:

 
Defendant
Age/
Residence
Charges
Statute
JONATHAN JOSEPH NELSON a/k/a Jon Jon
41/Santa Rosa
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(5)
Maiming in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(2)
Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(3) 
Use/Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence
18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
RAYMOND MICHAEL FOAKES
a/k/a Ray Ray
54/ Rohnert Park
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Maiming in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(2)
Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(3) 
Witness Intimidation
18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)
RUSSELL ALLEN LYLES, JR.
a/k/a J.R.
36/Windsor, CA
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Maiming in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(2)
Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(3) 
JEREMY DANIEL GREER
37/Santa Rosa
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Hobbs Act Robbery
(3 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 1951(a)(1)
Maiming in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(2)
Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(3) 
Use/Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence
18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
BRIAN WAYNE WENDT
 
40/Tulare
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(5)
RUSSELL TAYLOR OTT, a/k/a Rusty
 
64/Santa Rosa
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(5)
CHRISTOPHER RANIERI
a/k/a Rain Man
49/Lynn, MA
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(5)
DAMIEN DAVID CESENA
36/Santa Rosa
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Hobbs Act Robbery
18 U.S.C. § 1951(a)(1)
BRIAN ALLEN BURKE
a/k/a Bucky
 
 
 
 
37/ Windsor, CA
Witness Intimidation
18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)
JASON RANDALL CLIFF
a/k/a Agro
 
50
Maiming in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(2)
Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(3) 
DAVID SALVATORE DIAZ, III
45
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The maximum statutory penalties for the crimes of which the defendants have been accused are as follows:

Charge
Statute
Maximum Statutory Penalty
RICO Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)
Life imprisonment, $250,000 fine, five years’ supervised release, $100 special assessment
Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(5)
10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, three years’ supervised release, $100 special assessment
Maiming in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(2)
30 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, five years’ supervised release, $100 special assessment
Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering
18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(3) 
20 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, three years’ supervised release, $100 special assessment
Use/Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence
18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
A consecutive sentence of not less than seven years and not more than life, $250,000 fine, five years’ supervised release, $100 special assessment
Witness Intimidation
18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)
20 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, three years’ supervised release, $100 special assessment
Hobbs Act Robbery
(each count)
18 U.S.C. § 1951(a)(1)
20 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, three years’ supervised release, $100 special assessment
 

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