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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Two Additional Kingsmen Motorcycle Club Members Sentenced For RICO Conspiracy

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Timothy Haley, Sr., 63, of Dunellon, FL, and Joseph Michael Long, 40, of Maryvale, TN, who were convicted of RICO conspiracy, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. Haley was sentenced to three years supervised release to include eight months home detention, and Long was sentenced to serve 27 months in prison.   

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Tripi and Brendan T. Cullinane, who handled the case, stated that the defendants admitted to being a member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club (KMC), a criminal organization which engaged in such crimes as distribution of controlled substances, maintaining premises for use and distribution of controlled substances, possession, use and sale of firearms, sales of untaxed cigarettes, and promoting prostitution. The KMC sought to preserve and protect their power, territory, and reputation through intimidation, violence, threats of violence, assaults, attempted murder and murders, and was involved in placing victims, potential victims, potential witnesses, and others in fear of the enterprise, its members, and associates, through violence and threats of violence. 

Defendant Long, who was at various times a KMC Lake County (Florida) Chapter President, KMC Volusia County, Florida Chapter President, Tennessee Moonshine Chapter President, and regular full-patch KMC member, further admitted that, on November 30, 2016, he testified falsely and evasively about material facts before a federal Grand Jury. Specifically, Long testified falsely and evasively regarding the nature and extent of his communications with KMC National President David Pirk, KMC Florida/Tennessee Regional President Timothy Enix, and KMC Nomad Andre Jenkins; his knowledge of the circumstances in which KMC member Jimmy Ray Fritts provided a motorcycle to Jenkins to use to travel to New York in September 2014; and his knowledge about what transpired when Jenkins traveled to New York and his return to Tennessee. On September 6, 2014, Jenkins murdered Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members Paul Maue and Daniel Szymanski at the KMC Clubhouse on 322 Oliver Street in North Tonawanda, NY.  Long also admitted that he made false statements to the FBI investigating the murders.

Today’s sentencings are the culmination of an investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert. Assisting in the investigation were the following: the FBI Knoxville, TN, and Jacksonville, FL Field Offices; Homeland Security Investigations; the Erie County Sheriff’s Office; the Buffalo Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the New York State Police; the Olean Police Department; the Lancaster Police Department; the Amherst Police Department; the City of North Tonawanda Police Department; the Niagara County’s Sheriff’s Office; the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police; the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department; and the Hamburg Police Department.    

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated April 17, 2019