ST. LOUIS (AP) - Four more men are now facing federal racketeering conspiracy charges alleging their involvement in Wheels of Soul, a nationwide outlaw motorcycle gang.
The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis on Friday announced a superseding grand jury indictment naming the four additional men. Eighteen others were indicted in June 2011. Gang members are accused of crimes ranging from drug dealing to kidnapping and murder. The investigation began after gang-related crimes in St. Louis in 2009.
The new suspects include 49-year-old Jerry Peteet of Gary, Ind., 23-year-old Anthony Owens of Chicago, 33-year-old Curtis Cole of Camden, N.J., and 42-year-old Trevor Seymour of Chicago.
Many of the original defendants have pleaded guilty, but trial is scheduled for October in St. Louis for seven people named in the 2011 indictment.
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