PALM HARBOR, Fla. – A murder back in late April in Palm Harbor has been attributed to the work of biker gangs in the area, investigators said.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Monday that 46-year-old Dominick Paternoster was killed by fellow motorcycle gang members on April 27 because they believed he was acting as an informant working with law enforcement.
Last Friday, a Pinellas County grand jury returned an indictment, charging Paul Mogilevsky from Pinellas Park with first-degree murder in Paternoster’s death.
Gualtieri said Mogilevsky is a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, which is based out of California, but has local groups across the country.
“Paternoster was not just killed, he was executed,” he said. “More than one gun was used to kill Paternoster.”