Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI’), announced the unsealing of an Indictment charging six members and associates of the Hells Angels with various racketeering, narcotics, and money laundering offenses, including the assault of a rival gang member with a hammer.
|1||Racketeering conspiracy 18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)||THOMAS SCHMIDT||Life in prison Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison|
|2||Assault in aid of racketeering activity 18 U.S.C. §§ 1959(a)(3)||THOMAS SCHMIDT JOSEPH KAPLAN||20 years in prison|
|3||Narcotics conspiracy 21 U.S.C. § 846||THOMAS SCHMIDT MICHAEL PICCIONE JOHN CALVACCHIO JEFF AMATO GARY PAGANELLI||Life in prison Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison|
|4||Money Laundering Conspiracy 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)||THOMAS SCHMIDT MICHAEL PICCIONE||20 years in prison|
|5||Possessing with Intent to Distribute and Distributing Cocaine 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)||GARY PAGANELLI||20 years in prison|
|6||Possessing with Intent to Distribute and Distributing Methamphetamine 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)||JEFF AMATO||20 years in prison|
|THOMAS SCHMIDT||52||Staten Island, NY|
|JOSEPH KAPLAN||30||Valhalla, NY|
|MICHAEL PICCIONE||33||Arieta, CA|
|JOHN CALVACCHIO, a/k/a “Uncle”||53||Kent, NY|
|JEFF AMATO||50||Mamaroneck, NY|
|GARY PAGANELLI||47||Cortlandt Manor, NY|
As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment, and the description of the Indictment set forth herein, constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.