Hells Angels Members Appear in Court

Judge denies most of the arrested Hells Angels members’ request for bail

By Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Oct 3, 2011  |  Updated 2:07 PM PDT
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FBI Busts 26 in San Diego Hells Angels Sweep

FBI agents in San Diego arrested 26 individuals with ties to the Hells Angels Motorcycle gang Thursday.

Loud Hells Angels Raid Ends Quietly

Agents stormed into an El Cajon clubhouse Wednesday, but the seven to 11 Hells Angels members for whom they were searching were not at the location.
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Twenty-Six members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang gathered in a federal courtroom Monday, but only one of the arrested individuals received a hearing.

Martin Thomas Forschner, an alleged member of the gang, was one of the 26 individuals arrested Thursday.

Evidence from a wiretap was brought forth in his hearing, which the prosecutor said showed him involved in a meth delivery at another defendant’s house. Forschner had served time in jail, and also had several instances where he failed to appear in court.

However his attorney said that in the past five years since his release, he has behaved well, taking care of his wife and mother-and-law and working at an automotive repair shop. Still, with his record, the magistrate said that he still posed a risk of flight. He was ordered detained.

Eleven others were given stipulated custody without bail at the hearing. The remaining suspects were delayed, and may be heard Thursday instead. One attorney told the family of a defendant that he would be asking for a later hearing, as the judge was in a “deny, deny, deny” mood.

Police and FBI officials are still on the lookout for four fugitives who evaded arrest.
 

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