Ex-president of Maine Outlaws sentenced for role in shooting case

The Associated Press
Posted Jan. 23, 2011, at 10:55 a.m.

SANFORD, Maine — A former president of the Maine chapter of the Outlaws motorcycle gang has been sentenced to 15 months for his role in sanctioning the retaliation shooting of a rival Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang member.

According to Journal Tribune of Biddeford, 41-year-old Thomas “Taz” Benvie of Sanford was sentenced this month on one racketeering charge in Richmond, Va. Three other racketeering charges were dismissed.

Benvie was charged for his role in a 2009 shooting when two other Outlaws members shot a Hell’s Angels member in central Maine as payback for an altercation between gang members in Connecticut.

Benvie was one of 27 Outlaws members and associates nationwide charged in a federal indictment last June.

During the roundup of suspects, Outlaws member Thomas “Tomcat” Mayne was killed in a shoot-out with federal agents at his Old Orchard Beach home.

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