Feds Chalk Up A Victory In War On Pagan’s MC, Pittsburgh Chapter VP “Black Pat” Rizzo Cops A Plea In Gun & Drug Case


June 15, 2021 – The No. 2’s days on the street are numbered in Steel Town.

Pittsburgh Pagan’s Motorcycle Club vice president Patrick (Black Pat) Rizzo pleaded guilty to weapons charges last week in federal court. The 46-year old biker gang leader and previously-convicted felon faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced this fall by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Colville. Rizzo is currently out on bond awaiting his October sentencing hearing.<


On October 21, 2020, Pittsburgh police found a revolver in Rizzo’s possession during a traffic stop. The day before, a federal task force investigating Pagan’s activity in Pennsylvania overheard Rizzo bragging of having a “judge in his pocket” on a court-authorized wire. The Pagan’s are the premier outlaw motorcycle club on the east coast.

Two months later in December, the ATF raided Rizzo’s home in McKees Rocks and found ammunition and packaged marijuana, cocaine and heroin for sale as part of their 30-person federal racketeering and narcotics trafficking case split into three separate indictments. The No. 1 defendant in the case is Pittsburgh Pagan’s MC boss William (Pittsburgh Billy) Rana. The Pittsburgh Pagan’s headquarter out of the McKees Rocks clubhouse.


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