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A former member of the Gypsy Jokers Outlaw Motorcycle Club from Battle Ground has pleaded guilty to conspiring in racketeering

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A former member of the Gypsy Jokers Outlaw Motorcycle Club from Battle Ground has pleaded guilty to conspiring in racketeering that prosecutors allege led to the death of another former member in 2015.

The Oregonian first reported that Joseph Duane Folkerts, 62, had entered a guilty plea to the charges May 12. He was one of five named suspects indicted by a grand jury in federal court in Oregon in 2019 in connection to the death of Robert Huggins, then 56, who was discovered in a field near Ridgefield in 2015.

According to the 2019 indictment, Huggins was a disgraced member of the outlaw motorcycle club who was tortured and beaten to death in Woodland before having his body dumped in Clark County.

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The prior year, Huggins had told a member of the club that he owed the club $5,000 and was badly beaten by club associates, according to the indictment. In June 2015, Huggins allegedly robbed the residence of the girlfriend of Gypsy Joker Portland chapter president Mark Dencklau, one of the other suspects alongside Folkerts, and subsequently was located in Portland by unnamed club associates later that month.

Huggins was kidnapped by some of the suspects and transported to Woodland where Folkerts became involved after meeting up with the others at a gas station off of Interstate 5, according to the indictment. Folkerts allegedly participated in the torture and subsequent death of Huggins.

The Oregonian’s report notes that Folkerts’ plea agreement had him acknowledge that the Gypsy Jokers were an “outlaw” motorcycle club involved in illegal activities between 2008 and 2018.

A man who wielded considerable influence after he became a bridge between the Montreal Mafia and the Hells Angels will remain behind bars for the time being

Folkerts is expected to be sentenced in federal court in November, The Oregonian reported.

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3 comments

  1. And… another one turns snitch. WTF has happened to people?
    This shit never would have happened. years ago.
    Honor, respect and trust actually meant something to us.
    Hope you get a nice welcome in prison.

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  2. S.B. seems to be the only blogger who gets it right. I reas comments from others and it makes one question. Damn are these fucks real or what?
    I agree. Snitch fuck is right but when We have commentors making ignorant comments it makes me Wanta slug the Fucks. Across the line? I don’t need 4 or a gang to back me. Esp when fuckwads slam bloggers who they dont know. O.S. best pray Butch we don’t ever cross paths.
    Come alone. See ya at Sturgis. Harrymouth? Ya punk bitch. Talking out your pie hole and ya can’t back it up. Rats deserve to Die. YOU cross the line fool.

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  3. It just dawned on me this.
    I see where 99.999% of those whom comment on F.T. ?
    Their all sent out from 12 AM Onward. Think about that. Its like damn are they All on 2nd shifts or what? Hell most don’t work esp since the virus has screwed alot out of work. Vampires? Oh yeah. With Military SEVERE Fn PTSD? I haven’t had good sleep over 45 years. But I don’t blog at that time of Morning. Hell gotta take a Zannie just to open my damn door. Must be nice to be a Normal I salute all Vets Combat at that. No smart man sleeps in the Jungle. Day or night. O.S Aint no Fn Way your a Vet. A snake I’d say. Creeping round stirring trouble But when War Starts? Yoy can’t walk alone in any Jungle. Esp Concrete. Hissssss

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