By Gangsters Inc. Editors
Five members and associates, including a Hells Angel biker, of a violent white supremacist gang called the 1488s were convicted on Monday in Alaska on various racketeering and murder charges. The 1488s are a prison gang operating inside and outside of state prisons throughout Alaska.
The 1488s use Nazi-derived symbols to identify themselves and their affiliation with the gang, including a 1488 “patch” tattoo which depicts an Iron Cross superimposed over a swastika. The tattoo can only be worn by “made” members who generally gained full membership by committing acts of violence on behalf of the gang. The gang has written rules and a code of conduct, including the creed that “the only currency we recognize is violence and unquestionable loyalty.”
45-year-old Timothy Lobdell, who now goes by the name “Filthy Fuhrer”, founded and led the 1488 gang from inside Alaska’s maximum-security prison, where he is serving a 19-year sentence for the attempted murder of an Alaska State Trooper.
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Trying to impose greater organization and structure with non-incarcerated members, Fuhrer believed that some members were defying the 1488 code of conduct and diminishing the power and influence of the gang.
Working with Hells Angel biker in torture & murder
Fuhrer sent out a trusted lieutenant with a list of directives, these directives culminated in the kidnapping and assault of two low-level gang members on April 2, 2017, and July 20, 2017, and the kidnapping, assault, and murder of Michael Staton (right) on Aug. 3, 2017.
According to evidence presented at trial, 1488 members Roy “Thumper” Naughton, Glen “Glen Dog” Baldwin, and Colter O’Dell worked with 56-year-old Hells Angels biker Craig “Oakie” King to kidnap and murder one of the victims, who had previously stolen from both King and the 1488s.
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King lined a room with plastic, where he and the 1488 defendants beat and tortured the victim. Baldwin and O’Dell then took the victim out to the woods, shot him, and burned his body. O’Dell earned his membership patch into the 1488s by committing the murder of Staton.
Fuhrer was convicted of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, kidnapping resulting in death, three counts of kidnapping conspiracy, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of assault in aid of racketeering.
Naughton was convicted of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, kidnapping resulting in death, three counts of kidnapping conspiracy, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of assault in aid of racketeering.
Baldwin, O’Dell, and King were convicted of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, kidnapping resulting in death, and kidnapping conspiracy.
All five defendants face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole for the murder.
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