Five Members of 69’ers Motorcycle Club Indicted
They were charged with with multiple violent crimes in connection with racketeering activity, including conspiracy, murder, and assault with a dangerous weapon. They have also been charged with firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking.
TAMPA – U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez has announced the unsealing of an indictment charging five members of the 69’ers Motorcycle Club with federal racketeering-related crimes.
Christopher Brian Cosimano, a/k/a “Durty,” 30, Gibsonton; Michael Dominick Mencher, a/k/a “Pumpkin,” 51, Tarpon Springs; Allan Burt Guinto, a/k/a “Big Beefy,” 27, Brandon; Erick Richard Robinson, a/k/a “Big E,” 45, Zephyrhills; and Cody James Wesling, a/k/a “Little Savage,” 27, Riverview have been charged with multiple violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity, including conspiracy, murder, and assault with a dangerous weapon. They have also been charged with firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking.
If convicted of all charges, Cosimano, Mencher, Guinto, and Wesling each face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. If convicted of all charges, Robinson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Robinson and Wesling were arrested Thursday (May 24). Cosimano, Mencher, and Guinto are in state custody.
According to the indictment, Cosimano, Mencher, Guinto, Wesling, and Robinson were members of the 69’ers Motorcycle Club, a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in acts of violence and narcotics distribution. On Dec. 21, Cosimano, Mencher, Guinto, and Wesling are accused of shooting and killing Paul Anderson, the president of the Cross Bayou Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Cosimano is also accused of shooting and wounding James Costa, the president of the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, on July 25.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Tampa Police Department, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Petersburg Police Department, and the State Attorney’s Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer.
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