Hells Angels Member Pleads Guilty In Fatal Melee

By: KEN RITTER AP Writer
By: KEN RITTER AP Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Federal authorities say a Hells Angels member
has taken a plea deal in the fatal 2002 brawl with rival motorcycle
gang members in a southern Nevada casino.

Court officials say 43-year-old Frederick Donahue pleaded guilty Friday before U.S. District Judge James Mahan to one charge of violent crime in aid of racketeering.

The judge set sentencing for Feb. 23. Donahue remains in federal custody.

He's is the seventh and last Hells Angels member to take a plea deal in the brawl with rival Mongols members inside Harrah's casino during the Laughlin River Run motorcycle rally. Three people died and dozens were injured.

Six other Hells Angels members pleaded guilty or no contest in October 2006 to similar federal charges. Most got about 30 months.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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