Bond Denied For Gang Leader

A Federal U.S. Magistrate ruled that a motorcycle gang leader poses too great a public danger to remain free, so bond has been denied.

A 23 page indictment says John Xavier Portillo, as national vice president and a period as interim national president of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, managed such rackets as drug trafficking and used murder and other violence to control those enterprises.

It also accused Portillo of declaring war on the rival Cossacks Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.That led to a series of attacks by the Bandidos on the Cossacks, some of them deadly.

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