Updated: Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012, 5:49 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 30 Jul 2009, 9:13 PM EDT
DETROIT, Mich. - Authorities say 14 Indiana and Michigan-based members and associates of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club have pleaded guilty to federal assault, drug and other charges.
U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg and other law-enforcement officials announced Thursday the pleas were entered in federal court in Detroit as far back as August 2008.
The government says leaders, members and associates of Outlaws chapters in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Ind., Bay City, Mich., and the Detroit area pleaded guilty to crimes including assault with a dangerous weapon, cocaine and marijuana distribution and possession of hashish.
Prosecutors describe the Outlaws as an international criminal organization.