Former Hells Angels President Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The former president of the Las Vegas chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club has been sentenced to 46 months in prison and five years of supervised release, for his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess 10 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
Paul Seifert, 46, of Las Vegas, was sentenced on May 30, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Seifert was permitted to self-report to federal prison by Aug. 28, 2013.
Seifert and two others, Keith Hare, 43, and Miguel Macias, 33, were originally charged in November 2011. On May 2, 2008, Macias and Seifert, then members of the Hells Angels, met with an undercover agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and agreed to provide security for the undercover agent during a cocaine purchase. Macias and Seifert indicated they had experience providing security for similar transactions, and Seifert indicated he was president of the local Hells Angels chapter. On May 8, 2008, Seifert, Hare, and Macias met the undercover ATF agent at a hotel room in Las Vegas. Other ATF agents and law enforcement officers arrived at the hotel room and posed as sellers for 10 kilograms of cocaine. The undercover ATF agent purchased the cocaine, and the defendants were paid $3,000 for their “work.”
Hare also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute and is scheduled for sentencing on Aug. 14, 2013. Macias pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and was sentenced on Sept. 12, 2012 to 70 months in prison.
The case was investigated by ATF and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Duncan.