Kingsmen receive jail terms for conspiracy and racketeering


BUFFALO, NY (WIVB)-Two members of the Kingsmen motorcycle club received federal prison sentences Wednesday as part of a sweeping indictment of 20 club members.

Four years ago, when two Kingsmen were murdered execution style behind a clubhouse on Oliver Street, 53 year old Glen Stacharczyck was president of the North Tonawanda Chapter which, at the time, “was no different than the mafia or any other inner-city gang” according to Federal Judge Elizabeth Wolford. It was organized crime she says and that’s why she handed down a sentence of 57 months in federal prison to Stacharczyck on his guilty plea to conspiracy and racketeering.

“His role was as the North Tonawanda chapter president where drugs were sold, distributed routinely within the clubhouse,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney, Joseph Tripi. “Firearms were possessed, transferred in the context of this illicit activity.”

Wednesday was also sentencing day for 53 year old Gregory Willson, who’s accused of taking a girl in her late teens to a clubhouse in Pennsylvania ten years ago and repeatedly punching her for disrespecting clubhouse rules.

“Others in the Pennsylvania Kingsmen clubhouse were witnesses to this while he pounded her repeatedly in the face,” said Tripi,  who says that Willson then took her to his mother’s home in Allegany County and wouldn’t let the girl leave for three days, so that her injuries wouldn’t be discovered.

In court Wednesday, Willson denied that part of his own guilty plea, saying “I didn’t do that. I don’t care what you say.” Judge Elizabeth Wolford shot back calling him “an evil, evil man” as she sentenced him to 15 years in federal prison, as his victim was in the courtroom watching.

“He’s now denying that he did it but his plea was under oath and he admitted all those things,” notes Tripi.

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