Hells Angels member arrested in Carlton takes plea dealThe Hells Angels Motorcycle Club member arrested in Carlton last summer pleaded guilty to a felony as part of a plea agreement last week.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club member arrested in Carlton last summer pleaded guilty to a felony as part of a plea agreement last week.
Jeffrey Paul Amato, 43, of Larchmont, N.Y., pleaded guilty to felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and had charges of receiving stolen property, refusing to submit to a chemical test and driving under the influence dismissed in court last Wednesday.
Under the agreement, Amato is to receive a two-year suspended sentence, court documents showed.
However, Amato may not qualify for a suspended sentence – he has numerous felony convictions in New York – so if he does not, he will have to return to Carlton for an amended sentence.
Although hundreds of citations were given, Amato was the only member of the motorcycle club arrested during the club’s five-day annual gathering, which took place in Carlton last July.
The group reportedly plans to visit Gunnison, Colo., this summer for their 2010 annual run before heading to Sturgis, S.D., in August.