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FRESNO -- A second defendant named in the federal racketeering case involving the Road Dog Cycle Shop in Denair pleaded guilty Monday.
Upcoming Road Dog hearings at U.S. District Court in Fresno:
FRESNO -- Road Dog defendant Bob Holloway has been released from the Fresno County Jail and transferred to a halfway house, according to court documents.
FRESNO -- A Manteca motorcycle club leader charged in the federal racketeering case against a Denair cycle shop pleaded guilty Monday, prosecutors said.
Attorneys for Bob Holloway say an anonymous blog that accuses government agents of wrong- doing raises serious concerns about the investigation into the motorcycle shop owner.
Denair motorcycle shop owner Bob Holloway will be released from jail and transferred to a halfway house, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Deliberating for barely an hour, a federal jury today acquitted retired Stanislaus County sheriff's captain Raul DeLeon of all charges related to the Road Dog motorcycle shop investigation. One juror said the government had a weak case and it seemed as if DeLeon had been railroaded.
Retired Stanislaus County sheriff's Capt. Raul DeLeon took the stand in his own defense Thursday. Today, he awaits a decision by jurors, who begin deliberating this morning. Follow the case on Twitter at twitter.com/roaddogcase
Two pictures of Raul DeLeon emerged in a federal courtroom Tuesday: a dedicated peace officer who served with distinction, and a man who let his friendship with a suspected criminal come before his sworn duties.
Jury selection starts in Fresno this morning in the trial of Raul DeLeon, a retired Stanislaus County sheriff's captain accused of lying to investigators and conspiring to obstruct justice in connection with the Road Dog motorcycle shop racketeering case.
An ex-Stanislaus County sheriff's captain accused of obstructing justice and lying to federal investigators is scheduled to start his trial in a Fresno courtroom Tuesday.
FRESNO -- A retired Stanislaus County sheriff's captain will stand trial in April on charges that he covered up the extent of his relationship with a retired deputy who became the target of a federal investigation in 2006.
A retired Stanislaus County sheriff's captain accused of lying to federal investigators will return to a Fresno courtroom next week to try to get the charges against him dismissed.
FRESNO -- Another defendant connected to the federal investigation into a Denair motorcycle shop pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that carry a penalty of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
FRESNO -- Retired Stanislaus County sheriff's Capt. Raul DeLeon appeared in federal court Monday to maintain his innocence in the face of mounting charges against him. A federal grand jury returned a new indictment late last week that added two charges to a case against him that became public during the summer.
FRESNO -- He won't be home for Christmas, but he's scheduled to be home soon. Michael J. Orozco, 51, of Manteca has been ordered by a federal judge to be released. Orozco has been in custody since July, when he was indicted with about a dozen others on charges relating to suspected illegal operations at a Denair motorcycle shop going back to 1997.
FRESNO -- Two of the three Road Dog Cycle defendants who remain in custody will be home for Christmas, if defense attorneys have their way.
The attorney for retired Stanislaus County sheriff's Capt. Raul DeLeon wants the federal charges against his client dismissed because of "outrageous" government conduct that "violated a universal sense of justice," according to court documents filed Tuesday.
A Modesto private investigator suspected of conspiracy to obstruct justice in a federal investigation of a retired Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy who owns a Denair motorcycle shop surrendered to authorities Thursday morning.
Local and federal authorities Tuesday night were looking for a Modesto private investigator suspected of extortion and racketeering stemming from a federal investigation into a retired Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy who owns a Denair motorcycle shop.
A federal judge's decision to keep retired sheriff's deputy Robert "Bob" Holloway III in jail this week pending trial was based largely on concerns about threats aimed at witnesses in the case, authorities said.
FRESNO -- After listening to testimony that stretched across five days and ended Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Oliver W. Wanger confirmed his earlier decision to keep retired Stanislaus sheriff's deputy and Road Dog Cycle owner Robert Holloway in jail without bail, pending trial on racketeering charges.
Federal prosecutors cited a wiretapped phone conversation in which Lynette Petrie describes a backroom beating at Denair's Road Dog Cycle when a judge agreed that retired sheriff's deputy and shop owner Robert Holloway should remain in jail without bail pending trial on racketeering charges.
Attorneys for two Road Dog Cycle defendants who have been in custody since mid-July have asked the court to reconsider a decision not to free the men -- retired Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy Robert C. Holloway III, and Ray M. Heffington, who authorities say is the Merced chapter president of the Hells Angels motorcycle club.
Brent F. Holloway, co-owner of Road Dog Cycle in Denair, has been ordered to be released on a $500,000 property bond, officials reported Thursday.
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Brent Holloway will be held in custody until a federal judge can take a second look at whether he should be released, according to court documents.
Jurors heard retired Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy Bob Holloway telling off-color jokes and cursing federal investigators during a wiretapped phone call played in court Wednesday. On Thursday, testimony concluded and lawyers were made closing arguments. The jury will begin deliberations Friday.
A motorcycle shop owner, his son and six others have been indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges related to the operation of Road Dog Cycle in Denair. Three others, including a Stanislaus County sheriff's captain and former deputy who was a court bailiff, face charges of making false statements to federal investigators and lying to a federal grand jury.
Federal authorities arrested 13 men in July in connection with suspected illegal operations dating back to 1997 at Road Dog Cycle in Denair. Supporters say the charges are unfounded and that the men have been unfairly targeted. Investigators arrested two more men in November, and made substantial changes to the indictment. Here's a roundup of the charges: