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Florida biker gang members guilty of killing rival gang president

Posted: 11:16 AM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 11:17:07-04
Christopher Cosimano and Michael Mencher

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two motorcycle gang members face mandatory life sentences for killing the president of a rival gang in Florida.

Court records show 31-year-old Christopher Cosimano and 52-year-old Michael Mencher were found guilty Monday in Tampa federal court of charges including murder in aid of racketeering and related firearms offenses. A sentencing date hasn't been set.

Authorities say Cosimano and Mencher were members of the 69ers Motorcycle Club in 2017 when the group was involved in a violent feud with the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

Investigators say Cosimano and Mencher followed a truck driven by Paul Anderson, president of the Cross Bayou Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, and fatally shot him at a busy, Tampa-area intersection.

Three others previously pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting.