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Jury's verdicts mixed in Outlaws biker gang trial

Nov 3, 2010 6:14:00 PM - thestate.com
After a weeklong trial and nearly four days of deliberations, a federal jury convicted only one of four Outlaws motorcycle gang members on trial for racketeering and failed to reach a verdict on the organization's national president.

Two members were acquitted Wednesday after a more than two-year undercover operation that resulted in charges against 27 biker gang members.

The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on Outlaws president Jack Rosga of Milwaukee, who was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering and conspiracy to commit violence in the aid of racketeering. Rosga, whose Outlaws nickname is "Milwaukee Jack," showed no emotion as the deadlock was announced.

Peter Duffey, the lead federal prosecutor in the case, said Rosga will be retried and U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said a date will be set next week.

"The fact that the jury worked for so many hours and was still unwilling to return a guilty verdict is a comment on the weight of the evidence submitted by the government," said Rosga's attorney, Claire Cardwell.

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