June 10, 2020 – Thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club member Mark (Pork Chop) Polchan will be resentenced in his extortion and arson case in the coming months. With he way things are trending, the prison gates might be swinging open for him a lot sooner than expected.

The 52-year old Polchan, who was known as the club’s point-man in business dealings with the Chicago mafia, is scheduled to be resentenced on November 12 in front of U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman. He was in the midst of a 60-year term after a jury found him guilty at a 2010 trial. His arson conviction, linked to the 2003 bombing of a Berwyn, Illinois video-poker machine company, was vacated late last year and accounted for the bulk of his sentence. It’s looking more and more possible that Polchan could walk out a free man by Thanksgiving.

Polchan ran a Cicero, Illinois jewelry store and pawn shop that acted as a major fencing depot for the Chicagoland’s south and west suburbs. He was indicted in 2008 alongside the Chicago mob’s then acting boss Michael (Fat Mike) Sarno. Guzman sentenced Sarno to 25 years in prison following his conviction.

Sarno, 62, is doing his time in a federal correctional facility in Virginia. It was allegedly on Sarno’s orders, per their indictment, that Polchan and Chicago Outfit explosive expert Sam (The Blaster) Volpendesto, set off a store-front pipe bomb targeting a business competing with Sarno in the joker-poker racket.

According to FBI records, Sarno, as a young-pup wiseguy in the 1980s representing the Cicero mob crew, was tasked with cultivating the Outfit’s ties to the motorcycle world. The relationship has benefited both parties in the years since. Polchan’s place of business, Goldberg’s Jewelry, in Cicero, was a frequent hangout spot for Sarno and other Outfit figures in the 1990s and 2000s. The Outlaws, the nation’s preeminent Midwest biker gang, were founded in Illinois and have their international headquarters in Chicago.

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