RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison, a term substantially longer than sentences given to any of the other bikers convicted for their roles in a violent turf war with the rival Hells Angels.
Jack Rosga, 54, of Milwaukee, declined an opportunity to speak before U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson sentenced him on convictions of racketeering and conspiracy to commit violence in aid of racketeering.
"You were the president of the Outlaws. As such, you were sort of the architect of the culture of violence," Hudson told Rosga. "You declared war on the Hells Angels and encouraged violent and retaliatory actions, and it is for that, sir, you are being sentenced today."
Rosga's attorney, Claire Cardwell, said after the hearing that she will appeal the sentence and the convictions.