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Harry Joseph Bowman

Wrong Harry Joseph Bowman?

World Leader

The American Outlaw Association
 
Background

Employment History

  • Head
    Outlaws
  • International President
    Outlaws Motorcycle Club
  • National and International President
    Outlaws Motorcycle Club
  • Suspected International President
    Outlaws Motorcycle Club

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Outlaws
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Web References
Harry Joseph Bowman, The ...
andrew-drummond.com, 7 Sept 2012 [cached]
Harry Joseph Bowman, The World Leader of The American Outlaw Association (A.O.A.), was sent to prison for 3 murders in 1999 after being on the F.B.I's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list in 1998.
markgribben.com » The Outlaws
markgribben.com [cached]
Bowman spent time on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list and had a $50,000 reward on his head when he was captured in suburban Detroit in 1999. Since Bowman's conviction in 2001, the motorcycle club has tried to counter the reputation it has earned as the result of several high-profile court cases (one trial lasted a year). Harry Bowman
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Bowman, his successors and his rivals - the Hell's Angels - have been trying to change their clubs, becoming more sophisticated and less brutish, the agent said. "You have some people with great intelligence calling the shots," he said. "If they can maintain this kind of control, they can become one of the most formidable organizations as far as crime goes." Outlaws relaxing It took the feds 15 years to nail Bowman and the Outlaws, but even after Bowman was convicted and sent away for life, the authorities said they knew the gang would persevere. Under Bowman's leadership, testimony at his trial revealed, the Outlaws demanded complete loyalty.
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When the Outlaws learned that Raymond "Bear" Chaffin was the leader of a Warlocks chapter in Edgewater, Bowman told Hicks to find Chaffin and kill him.
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Bowman, in 1994, also asked the Outlaws to do anything they could to destroy the Warlocks.
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On New Year's Eve 1993, Bowman called a meeting of all Outlaws at a party in Fort Lauderdale. During the meeting, Bowman announced that the Outlaws would step up their activities against the Hell's Angels and their allies. In June 1994, many Outlaws descended on a Gary, Indiana, speedway. This location was also customarily attended by the Invaders, another motorcycle club. The Outlaws suspected that the Invaders were affiliated with the Hell's Angels. On the night before the event, Bowman met with attending Outlaw presidents.
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In the spring of 1994, Bowman complained about the presence of Hell's Henchmen in the Chicago area and the failure of the Chicago chapter president, Pete "Greased Lightning" Rogers, to do anything about it. In September, Bowman ordered the Hell's Henchmen clubhouse destroyed. Two months later, Outlaws Kevin "Spike" O'Neill and Raymond "Shemp" Morgan Jr. set off a car bomb outside of the Hell's Henchmen clubhouse.
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Bowman believed that this hug was disrespectful to the Outlaws because one of their own, "Buffalo Wally" Posnjak, had also been killed in the altercation. Bowman ordered the eradication of the FCMC.
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Bowman heard about the fight and directed Murphy to bring Nissen to him.
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Bowman greeted Nissen by punching him in the face. Murphy then held Nissen while Bowman put a knife to Nissen's ear and threatened to kill him if he ever raised his hand against another Outlaws officer. Murphy and Maiale, at Bowman's direction, began beating and kicking Nissen until Bowman told them to get rid of him.
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"I cut my way out," said Maiale, who was testifying against Bowman because God told him to.
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When Bowman learned that Alan "Greaser" Wolfe, an Outlaw, had testified before a grand jury.
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Bowman, told Hicks to kick Wolfe out of the club and otherwise take care of him.
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At a 1994 meeting in Chicago, Bowman told Hicks and others that an Outlaw had become a snitch. Bowman said that the snitch would be killed and explained that the killing would be made to look like an enemy had done it. He also said that the murdered snitch would be given an Outlaw funeral.
FindLaw Legal News
news.findlaw.com, 27 July 2001 [cached]
TAMPA , Fla. ( Reuters ) - Outlaws Motorcycle Club leader Harry Bowman was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison for racketeering and other convictions.
Bowman , 51 , was convicted of eight charges including racketeering , drug dealing and conspiracy April 17 after a federal trial in Tampa.He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Moody , who also ordered Bowman to pay $18 , 000 to the widow of a man murdered at his direction in 1991.
Federal prosectors said Bowman , known by the nickname ''Taco , '' was the national and international president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club , a violent gang that operated as a criminal enterprise and committed numerous murders , assaults and other crimes.
Bowman was the 29th member of the Outlaws to be convicted in Florida since 1995.He was on the FBI's list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives until his arrest in northern Michigan in 1999.^ REUTERS@
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Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
organizedcrime.about.com, 2 Sept 2002 [cached]
Harry J. Bowman
In 1999, the FBI arrested Harry Joseph Bowman, head of the Outlaws who had been on the FBI's Most Wanted List since 1997.He disappeared after being indicted for a variety of racketeering charges.
Bowman, who goes by the name Taco, was accused of murdering two Outlaws members in Florida and Indiana and the slaying of the president of a rival gang, the Warlocks.
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At a meeting with Bowman, Hicks reported that Alan "Greaser" Wolfe, an Outlaw, had testified before a grand jury.
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Bowman, who distributed Outlaws tee shirts bearing the slogan "snitches are a dying breed," told Hicks to take care of him.Hicks and another member revoked Wolfe's membership and beat him.
The next year, Bowman ordered an Outlaw probationer, "Dirt" Ankerich, to murder a third man, "Bear" Chaffin.Ankerich went into Chaffin's garage, shot Chaffin four times in the back of the head, and ran away, thus earning his Outlaws patch and the special lightening bolts denoting him as a killer.
In June 1994, numerous Outlaws descended on Gary, Indiana, to attend an event at a local speedway.This event was also customarily attended by the Invaders, another motorcycle club.The Outlaws suspected that the Invaders were affiliated with the Hell's Angels.
On the night before the event, Bowman met with attending Outlaw presidents.
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In 2000, Bowman was convicted of multiple racketeering counts and sentenced to life in prison.He subsequently appealed his conviction because the federal government had empanelled an anonymous jury to hear the charges against him.The appellate court unanimously rejected his appeal.
Top 10 Notorious American Biker Gangs - PP
prempiyush.posterous.com, 8 Mar 2011 [cached]
Harry Joseph Bowman, The World Leader of The American Outlaw Association (A.O.A.), was the international president of The Outlaws Motorcycle Club and presided over 30 chapters in the U.S. and 20 chapters in 4 other countries until he was sent to prison for 3 murders in 1999 after being on the F.B.I's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list in 1998.
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