Pagan Motorcycle Club President Sentenced to over Two Years in Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of 19 Guns

August 8, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Chief Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Jay Carl Wagner, age 67, of Hagerstown, Maryland, president of the Pagan Motorcycle Club in Maryland, today to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of 19 guns, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to his guilty plea, Maryland State Police troopers observed Wagner on May 9, 2007 walk out of his residence armed with a handgun. ATF agents and Maryland State Troopers searched his home and seized 19 rifles, handguns, shotguns and numerous ammunition. Wagner was prohibited from possessing the firearms because he had been previously convicted of resisting arrest.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Maryland State Police for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney James T. Wallner, who prosecuted the case.


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