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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Neighbors say a club that was raided by the FBI this summer has re-opened its doors.
People who live in the Nebraska neighborhood in Fort Wayne say the "Outlaws" motorcycle gang clubhouse is back open. Neighbors say they heard that codes of operation still need to be filed and security set up before they officially re-open their doors, but they have seen people going in and out of the clubhouse.
“Before they had cameras up and they were pointed right at my door here on my house, and my house always got broken into” said Helen Ulrey who lives across the street. “They said they were going to get rid of the place, and now they’re reopening and put their sign back up.”
A new sign was spotted on the "Outlaws" motorcycle gang clubhouse on Monday, indicating it’s possibly back in business. Nebraska Neighborhood Association President, Chris Shatto, says the sign's been up for a couple days, and he didn't notice until after receiving a phone call.
Back in July, the FBI raided both Indianapolis and Fort Wayne locations of the motorcycle club.
The U.S. Attorney filed a 70 page indictment against the Outlaws that included 42 arrests and 17 search warrants, an investigation that began in 2009.
In the raid, 35 guns including assault rifles were taken along with $14,000 in cash, a kilogram of cocaine, cars, and 12 motorcycles.
Steve "The Enforcer" Reynolds of the Fort Wayne club was arrested and sentenced to five years and ten months in federal prison.
Ulrey says because of their offenses, she’s uneasy about the Outlaws’ return.
“I'm concerned about it, for the neighborhood and me because of their noise and their trafficking and everything that goes on,” she said. “I thought maybe they would pack up and leave.”
The FBI would not confirm or deny to 21 Alive that the club has reopened. All FBI officials say is that the investigation is on-going. However, the FBI never seized the clubhouse during the investigation, so it's very possible they're back in business.
Shatto says since the incident, "the Outlaws have not been an issue in their neighborhood, but that is to say that doesn't mean we want them as a neighbor."
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