Hells Angel Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The president of the San Diego Chapter of the Hells Angels pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit racketeering and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison. Guy Russell Castiglione, 55, admitted that he conspired to kill members of a rival motorcycle gang, the Mongols, and to sell methamphetamine.

At the same hearing in federal court, the former sergeant-of-arms of the Hells Angels chapter pleaded guilty to similar charges. Mark Alan Toycen, 45, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 15.

Ten members of the Hells Angels have now pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. U.S. Atty. Carol Lam said the gang’s San Diego chapter “has been effectively dismantled for the foreseeable future.”