“Conan” behind bars: Gun charge earns national president of Pagans outlaw motorcycle club 33 months

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The national president of the Pagans outlaw motorcycle club was sentenced to almost 3 years in prison on Thursday. 62-year-old Keith Richter, who goes by the nickname “Conan,” had earlier pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm.

As a convicted felon, Richter (photo above) is prohibited from possessing a gun. His rap sheet includes conspiracy to commit murder and aggravated assault in aid of racketeering, for which he served 16 years in prison.

The latest addition to this illustrious list is a crime that seems mundane in comparison. In February of 2021, Richter had just left a party thrown by the Pagans in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was on his way to his home in Suffolk County, New York, when police pulled him over in Mercer County, New Jersey.

While searching his car, the cops recovered a loaded Ruger P345 .45 caliber handgun from a front-seat compartment.

War against the Hells Angels

Authorities are probably relieved to take Richter off the streets now that the war between his Pagans and the Hells Angels is heating up. The beef has claimed victims on both sides – a Pagans boss was shot to death in broad daylight in the Bronx, New York, while a Hells Angel associate was beaten up at a gas station in Newark, New Jersey.

  • READ: Outlaw Vendetta: Hells Angels charged in broad daylight execution of rival Pagans biker boss in the Bronx

Bikers from both clubs have been charged in these two cases.

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