Dating someone in a biker club
Buffalo defense attorney Cheryl Meyers Buth is also representing Pirk.Because Pirk has told authorities he cannot afford to hire a lawyer, both attorneys are court-appointed and paid by taxpayers.Sources say Szymanski and Maue were rumored to be leaving, as well. “There is no way Paul would ever have left the Kingsmen,” said a longtime family friend, who spoke on the condition of anonymity after voicing extreme fears of the Kingsmen. He cared more about the Kingsmen than he cared about many of the people in his own family.” Bikers have told the Maue family that there was an earlier confrontation at the North Tonawanda Kingsmen clubhouse on the night when Maue and Szymanski were killed. I can’t understand that.” Focusing on Pirk Even though 16 Kingsmen are charged in the federal prosecution, it’s David Pirk that the feds want more than anyone else.They claim Jenkins, who is serving life without parole, had been locked out of the club and was angry. I can see people getting killed in something like that. Investigators say the Kingsmen president was the force behind the double murder plot and the campaign to become one-percenters.In 1995, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office charged Pirk and another individual with going to a Lockport man’s home and beating him with a crutch and a television set. Before their arrest earlier this year, Pirk and co-defendant Timothy Enix met with FBI agents in Florida and denied any involvement in the North Tonawanda murders.
The club had its share of run-ins with rival gangs, especially the Chosen Few, but never had a reputation as one of the nation’s most violent biker gangs.Pirk at one time faced a possible death sentence but now faces a lengthy prison term if convicted of ordering the two murders, a charge he denies.Law enforcement officials say the Kingsmen were essentially split into two factions – club members in Western New York who didn’t want to be one-percenters and the guys down in Florida who did.“It’s almost a kind of old-school gang politics.” In the eyes of many, the murders were a warning to Kingsmen everywhere.Investigators say between 20 and 30 Kingsmen had already left the gang for a rival club, the Niagara County-based Nickel City Nomads.
“These killings were done to send a message,” said one investigator familiar with the case.