BUFFALO – Federal authorities said the irrational thinking of three men who tried to transform the Kingsmen motorcycle club into a one percenter criminal enterprise, ultimately sealed their fate.
On Friday, federal prosecutors secured guilty verdicts against David Perk, National President and Timothy Enix, the club’s former Regional President and former member, Andre Jenkins, who was already in jail after being convicted by New York State for the execution-style murders of Paul Maue and Daniel “DJ” Szymanski in September of 2014.
The trial that ended yesterday saw more than 60 witness called to testify against the trio over the course of four months.
“With this verdict, the ringleaders of the Kingsmen motorcycle club have been exposed as the killers, drug dealers, misogynists and gun-toting thugs that they really are,” U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said.
The original indictment that this case was built on was filed two years ago, against 16 Kingsmen members including Perk, Enix, and Jenkins under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States.
Immediately after the verdict, The Federal Bureau of Investigation reacted, lauding the work of the Safe Streets Task Force which was created task force was created nearly 30 years ago to combat violent gangs, crimes of violence, and the apprehension of violent fugitives.
“Today’s verdict is a relief to the people not only of North Tonawanda but to the people impacted by the violence caused by the Kingsmen,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Gary Loeffert.
Loeffert said motorcycle gangs have changed dramatically over the last 70 years.
“The Kingsmen’s leadership not only voiced a desire to turn its club into a “one-percenter” gang, it acted on that desire when Paul Maue and DJ Szymanski were killed,” said Loeffert. “Those murders told everyone that the Kingsmen do not want to be aligned with the vast majority of riders who are law-abiding citizens,” Loeffert said.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Andre Jenkins, Timothy Enix, and David Perk will be sentenced on September 25th.