Motorcycle club member sentenced after pleading guilty

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 10, 2014)– A member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club pleads guilty and is sentenced on Friday.

United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced Friday that Jamie Bolinger, aka Jammer, 36, of Martinsville, Indiana, was sentenced to prison by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton-Pratt for his role in illegal activity involving the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

Bolinger, a member of the Outlaws, was sentenced to 102 months imprisonment following his guilty plea to the offenses of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), along with gambling, wire fraud, extortion, witness tampering, bankruptcy fraud, and drug trafficking offenses.

“This Office is committed to ending organized crime in Indianapolis, and Judge Walton-Pratt made clear today the serious consequences of participating in gang activity in this city,” Hogsett said. “We hope these sentences send a loud message across the state: if you are peddling guns, drugs and violence on our streets, federal law enforcement is coming for you.”

In an eighty-six page, 49-count charging document filed in July 2013, it is alleged that members of Indianapolis OMC engaged in organized criminal activity in Indianapolis and across the state.  The indictment charged 51individuals associated with the Outlaws with a wide variety of offenses, including racketeering, mail fraud, money laundering, extortion, drug charges, wire fraud, witness tampering, and operating an illegal gambling operation.

According to Senior Litigation Counsel Bradley A. Blackington, who prosecuted Bolinger, this case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s, Safe Streets Task Force.

Bolinger was also sentenced to five years of supervised release, the conditions of which include random urinalysis and random searches of his person, vehicle, and residence by probation officers.  The conditions of supervised release also forbid Bolinger from affiliating with members of motorcycle clubs and gangs, including the Outlaws.