A former Kingsmen leader who admitted making false statements to a grand jury during an investigation into the double murder of two motorcycle club members in North Tonawanda will serve 27 months in prison.
Joseph Michael Long, 40, of Maryvale, Tenn. was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that relied on drug, weapons and untaxed cigarette sales, as well as prostitution and gambling, for its income. He once served as chapter president in Florida and Tennessee.
A second former Kingsmen leader, Timothy Haley Sr., 63, of Dunnellon, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to three years supervised release, including eight months home detention.
Federal prosecutors said the two admitted being members of a criminal organization that sold drugs, weapons and untaxed cigarette sales, as well promoted prostitution. Prosecutors said the Kingsmen "sought to preserve and protect their power" through intimidation and violence.
Long admitted that he falsely testified before a federal grand jury in 2016, including giving false information about his communication with fellow club member Andre Jenkins. Jenkins was convicted of the 2014 killings of Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members Paul Maue and Daniel Szymanski at the club's North Tonawanda headquarters. Jenkins is serving life without parole.
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