Feds Raid Hells Angles Club House - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DETAILS: Hells Angels Targeted In FBI Led Raids

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Federal agents and Spokane police have raided the Washington state headquarters of the Hells Angels motorcycle club.

Authorities described the raid as part of an ongoing investigation, but they wouldn't say what
kind of potential criminal charges are being considered.

Heavily armed law enforcement officers entered the building on Spokane's east side about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Armored support vehicles were stationed nearby.

In the past the motorcycle club's Washington chapter has been linked to extortion schemes and murder. Two former members of the Spokane chapter were convicted in 2007 of involvement in a Snohomish County murder, and its then-president, Richard "Smilin' Rick" Fabel, was convicted of racketeering. Fabel is scheduled to be released from federal prison in July 2012.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Agents with the FBI raided the Spokane Hells Angels clubhouse on East Sprague this morning. Authorities tell KHQ that the raid is part of a federal search warrant being executed. They also say E. Sprague location is one of several locations being searched around Spokane including a house on 1st and Perry and on Nine Mile.

The Spokane Police Department is assisting the FBI in this investigation. They say they've been investigating an increase in gang activity tied to the Hells Angels over the past couple of months.  Agents say the investigation includes prostitution and drugs.

Agents have detained five suspects but would not confirm if anyone was arrested. As of Thursday afternoon detectives remained inside the clubhouse and homes for several hour gathering information.

 

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