Carlos Wesley Rose Sr., known as “PitBull,” was president of the Kentucky chapter of the Wheels of Soul Outlaw Motorcycle Gang. He pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in April, and was sentenced in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Federal prosecutors say Rose admitted to conspiring on two occasions to make pipe bombs to use against members of rival clubs in the Chicago area. Federal agents stopped his car and found explosives and a handgun. He admitted he was on his way to Chicago to deliver the items. Prosecutors described the gang, based in Philadelphia with branches throughout the U.S., as well organized and extremely violent. Authorities say the gang distributed crack cocaine and heroin and committed robberies to raise money. They also blame the gang in at least three murder cases.
A member of a violent nationwide motorcycle gang was sentenced Tuesday to nearly seven years in federal prison for making pipe bombs intended for rival biker gangs.