Motorcycle gang boss Randy (Mad Dog) Yager will go on trial in a racketeering and murder conspiracy case in Milwaukee this spring and his participation in a deadly dustup between warring biker factions more than 20 years ago will most likely make it into evidence over Yager’s attorney’s objections predict criminal law analysts. Last year, the 60-year old Yager, a former high-ranking leader in the infamous Outlaws MC Gang, was finally apprehended in Mexico after 17 years on the run as a fugitive. Jury selection in the Yager case begins on March 28.

Stationed in smoggy Gary, Indiana during his heyday as a powerhouse in the biker world, Yager was in charge of the Outlaws’ “Windy City Region” (covering his home Hoosier State, Illinois, and Wisconsin – hence the trial taking place in Milwaukee). He was originally indicted in 1997 as part of the club’s administrative structure in the regime of legendary biker boss Harry (Taco) Bowman, a natural leader with a thirst for his enemies’ blood. Gary is less than a half-hour drive from Chicago.

Headquartered in Detroit, the fiery, enigmatic and extremely well-connected Bowman fled too, however, he wasn’t nearly as successful as Yager at avoiding capture. Taco Bowman’s time on the run lasted only two years, compared to “Mad” Yager’s near-two decades dodging arrest. The iconic Bowman was convicted at trial in 2001 and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. In the latter portion of his reign, Bowman became obsessed with assassinating Hell’s Angels founder Ralph (Sonny) Barger, according to FBI records.

Legal counsel for Yager filed motions earlier in this month trying to bar a blood-stained Hell’s Angels vest confiscated by authorities from Yager’s vehicle at a traffic stop in the 1990s from being brought into evidence at trial, arguing the vest was obtained through an illegal search and seizure. At the time, the Outlaws, a club with its’ stronghold in the Midwest, were engaged in a street war with the West Coast-based Hell’s Angels, declared by Bowman in a series of impassioned speeches at club events, culminating in an epic and emotionally-charged New Year’s Eve address on December 31, 1994.

Less than an hour prior to being pulled over, Yager and the Outlaws had a brawl with the Hell’s Angels at a New York racetrack, leaving two people dead (one from each side) and Yager in possession of his deceased rivals’ “rocker,” which sat in his backseat as he was driving home to Northwest Indiana from the fight. Authorities speculate Yager and the Outlaws took the vest as a memento from their kill.

Harry "Taco" Bowman

Harry “Taco” Bowman

Gangster Report legal experts predict the evidence will be allowed to be entered into the record at trial due to the fact that the police officers who conducted the stop had probable cause to search the car. Following the fight, New York State Highway Patrolmen were alerted to be on the lookout for Michigan, Indiana and Illinois license plates on their way out of state – ATF and FBI agents told authorities in New York the Outlaws mostly hailed from the Midwest. When Yager was pulled over, police noticed a can of mace (an illegal substance in New York) at his side – that combined with the fact that he admitted he was coming from the scene of the altercation and the prior intelligence the tending officer had been given, GR legal experts believe, provides the search enough weight to pass muster.

The fight erupted on September 25, 1994 at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, New York, near Buffalo, ending in the stabbing death of Hell’s Angels Rochester, New York chapter president, Michael (Mad Mike) Quale and the shooting death of Outlaws’ east coast lieutenant Walter (Buffalo Wally) Posnjak, the club’s Western New York chapter president and a Bowman confidant.

Yager’s 1975 Oldsmobile sedan sporting Illinois plates was pulled over for failure to use a turn signal when veering right 45 minutes after the fracas concluded on the expressway. The vest currently in question in Yager’s motion belonged to Quale.

Yager was indicted in May 1997 and then re-indicted again earlier this year. He has two prior felony convictions for assault in 1984 and 1985, respectively.

In the months after the fatal melee at the racetrack, Outlaws member and Mad Yager underling, Donald (Big Don) Fogg was killed, a murder Bowman would be convicted of and investigators speculate was done to cut links from the Quale stabbing, which Fogg, per federal documents, was openly bragging about taking part in. Fogg was in the passenger’s seat when Yager was stopped and searched in the fall of 1994. An entire Outlaws’ affiliate club called, The Fifth Chapter, was stripped of its’ sponsorship by Bowman for attending Quale’s funeral.

Back in June of this year, his brother and fellow Outlaw, Gerald Yager was found murdered in his Gary, Indiana home, beaten, handcuffed, set on fire, his throat slit ear-to-ear. According to law enforcement sources, Mad Yager is a suspect in his sibling’s execution. Even though he’s been behind bars since October 2014, the FBI, per these sources, are investigating him for possibly orchestrating or signing off on his brother’s slaying from his prison cell.

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