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California Hells Angels have tortured, killed and cremated ex-members, federal racketeering case reveals

America’s most notorious outlaw motorcycle club has rules, according to federal prosecutors — and breaking them can get even veteran members in serious trouble with leadership.

Severe repercussions unveiled in a recent federal racketeering case in California ranged from forced face tattooing to being shot in the back of the head.

The details have emerged in separate trials involving 11 suspects and three sister club chapters — two in California in Sonoma County and Fresno, and the Salem/Boston area of Massachusetts.

In one case, a former Sonoma chapter president took revenge on the man who slept with his wife by beating him with a bat, tattooing his forehead and sexually assaulting the victim’s wife while he was being held captive for more than four hours in November 2016, according to court documents. He suffered facial fractures and permanent damage to his eyesight.

 

Raymond Foakes, a former HASC chapter president, was also convicted in the racketeering case of torturing an ex-member who’d slept with his common-law wife.

Foakes beat him with a bat, tattooed him across the forehead and sexually assaulted the victim’s wife while he was being held captive. Foakes has not yet been sentenced.

The five members who have already been sentenced are Hefferman, who will serve four years; Jeremy Greer, who will serve seven; Russell Lyles, 63 months; Damien Cesena, 52 months; and David Diaz, 30 months.

Michael Ruiz is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to michael.ruiz@fox.com and on Twitter: @mikerreports

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