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Biker gang funeral ends peacefully

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Posted: Jun 26, 2010 8:34 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Outlaws, Hells Angels, motorcycle, gang, Maine, funeral

Funeral and memorial services Saturday for an Outlaws motorcycle club member slain by federal agents were undisturbed amid heavy security and sightings of rival gang members.

Police Chief Dana M. Kelley of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, said Diablos members were spotted Saturday and other rival bikers reportedly were seen during the week. The Outlaws remained true to their word, he said, to keep the peace during their services for Thomas Mayne.

Mayne, 58, was killed June 15 after agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tried to arrest him at his home. He was one of 27 Outlaws members from many states named in a federal indictment out of Virginia charging them with a range of crimes from attempted murder and racketeering to drug and firearms violations.

At the private funeral in Mayne's hometown, a friend of Mayne's said as he left the funeral at Cathedral Pines that the biker was loyal to his friends.
The man identified himself only as Bruce, saying the family instructed mourners not to speak to the media. The man said he moved to Maine from Massachusetts with Mayne 30 years ago.

The indictment alleged Mayne was one of two Outlaws who shot a Hell's Angel motorcycle club member last October outside a Hell's Angels clubhouse in central Maine. The victim was shot multiple
times but survived.

The shooting was payback for an altercation in September when Hell's Angels members assaulted and took Outlaws club patches from two Outlaws members at a gas station in New Haven, Conn., according to the indictment.

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