FBI Won't Say Why Reno Home of Hells Angels Leader Was Raided

F-B-I agents remain mum on why they raided the Reno home of brothel owner and Hells Angels leader David Burgess.

Agents, many carrying assault rifles and wearing bullet-proof vests, also declined to say what they found during the search of the home yesterday.

Burgess, owner of the Old Bridge Ranch brothel in Mustang just east of Reno, awaits trial December third in Wyoming after his July 26th arrest there on a felony charge of possessing cocaine.

He was arrested after troopers pulled over his motor home on Interstate 80. He told troopers he was on his way to the 2007 Hells Angels U-S-A Run in Arkansas at the time.

In 2003, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents raided the Hells Angels clubhouse in Sparks as part of a five-state crackdown on the gang.

The clubhouse had been owned by Joe Conforte, the former owner of the Mustang Ranch brothel east of Reno and now a fugitive in Brazil. Burgess is the nephew of Sally Conforte, the late wife of Joe Conforte.

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