VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A former leader of the Ventura County Chapter of the Hells Angels charged in the firebombing of a pair of tattoo parlors has been sentenced to just 10½ months in federal prison under a plea deal.
An attorney for George Christie tells the Ventura County Star (http://bit.ly/15BO471 ) on Tuesday that the 66-year-old former motorcycle gang leader agreed to plead guilty to just one of the eight original counts that included extortion and use of explosives. He had faced up to 120 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
The plea agreement documents have been sealed and the U.S. attorney's office declined comment.
The 2011 indictment alleged that Christie, who owns a Ventura tattoo shop, ordered Hells Angels members to threaten his competitors in an attempt to shut them down.
Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com