Maine Outlaws member pleads guilty in shooting

Posted Sept. 08, 2010, at 10:56 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A former “enforcer” of the Outlaws motorcycle club has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the shooting of a rival Hell’s Angels club member in central Maine.

Michael “Madman” Pedini of Madison pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to two conspiracy charges.

Prosecutors alleged that Pedini and fellow Outlaws member Thomas “Tomcat” Mayne shot and seriously injured a Hell’s Angels member outside a Hell’s Angels clubhouse in Canaan last October. Mayne was fatally shot in June in a gun battle with federal agents who were attempting to arrest him at his home in Old Orchard Beach.

As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend that the judge find that the 39-year-old Pedini has accepted responsibility.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.