FBI seeks second warrant after activity at Outlaws motorcycle club headquarters in suburban West Palm Beach



The FBI executed a search warrant this morning at the headquarters of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in suburban West Palm Beach and now are waiting for a second warrant.

According to the FBI, items were found, although it’s unclear what officials are looking for. Members of ATF and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office are also at the location near 5198 Edham Drive, just west of Haverhill Road and north of Southern Boulevard.

One man wearing a black shirt and black pants, with a long chained necklace appears to be handcuffed and is sitting near agents.

The FBI office in Miami said only: “We are conducting law enforcement activity in the area.”

The property consists of three shacks, with a large sign in front that reads “Outlaws, West Palm Beach” with a logo of a skull and motorcycle pistons. A sign on the front of one of the shack doors reads: “Outlaws only.”

A motorcycle is parked in the area, along with a few cars.

The Outlaws’ national president and 26 members from other states were accused in a June 2010 federal indictment of being part of an organized criminal enterprise.

Former U.S. Congressman Allen West came under fire later that year from Democrats for attending at least one event also attended by South Florida members of the Outlaws.

West, who rides a motorcycle on weekends, denied ever having ties to the group.

The Outlaws also made news in June 2010 when three members were found not guilty of all but a single charge against one of them in a barroom fight.

The three faced charges of attempted second-degree murder for a fight with two strangers outside the Papa Bear’s Den bar in suburban West Palm Beach in November 2008. The fight started after one of the Outlaws stole some french fries and the fight was caught almost entirely on video.

Twitter: @alexseltzer


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