Sentencing of Pagans Motorcycle Club President Rescheduled
David Keith Barbeito, the Maryland-based president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, was set for sentencing Nov. 19 for his part in the club’s federal racketeering indictment filed last year in West Virginia, but U.S. District Court judge Thomas Johnston rescheduled the proceeding to Dec. 20 (see PDF, below). Barbeito’s plea agreement (see second PDF, below), recommends that he spend 25 years in prison and pay a fine of at least $1 million.
The plea deal, if and when it is accepted by the court, will bring an end not only to Barbeito’s West Virginia racketeering charges, but also additional charges filed in Maryland in May for possessing a Colt .45 semiautomatic pistol with an obliterated serial number and a Streetsweeper 12-gauge shotgun not registered to him. The Maryland charges resulted from a raid on Barbeito’s Myersville home last October, the same day the West Virginia racketeering indictment charged 55 Pagans as defendants. Barbeito is represented by well-known Baltimore criminal-defense attorney Stanley Needleman.