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Page 2-Wednesday, June 18, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Angels trial
asks to see

federal jury trying 18 Hells Angels or
associates on racketeering charges
asked yesterday to see two pistols
belonging to one of the defendants.
The request made to U.S. District
Judge Samuel Conti indicated the five-
woman, seven-man jury may be
disposing of lesser charges first among
the large panel of defendants.
IN THE third day of deliberations,
the jury sent out word they wanted to
examine the two pistols, altered to fire
automatically and owned by Bert
Stefanson, 36, of Oakland, Calif., one of
the motorcycle club members on trial.
The jury also asked for a rereading of
an instruction pertaining to "aiding and
abetting," thus indicating they might
be deliberating on the single charge
against Stefanson's wife, Charlene, 37,
the only defendant not charged with
She and her husband are charged
with possession of the drug metham-
phetamine with intent to distribute.
THE JUDGE told the jury they may
consider multiple charges against the
18 defendants in any order they choose
and may report back verdicts charge
by charge.
Until the requests yesterday, the jury
had remained locked away since being

sequestered Friday night, making no
requests for re-reading of testimony or
asking any questions.
The jury sat from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
with an hour and a half off for lunch
considering the fate of 18 club members
or associates charged with conspiracy
to violate the federal law against
belonging to a racketeer-influenced and
corrupt organization.
THE GOVERNMENT attempted to
prove that such a conspiracy existed
and that each of the defendants con-
tributed at least two overt acts to the
furtherance of the conspiracy.
In addition, each defendant faced a
variety of other charges stemming
from an indictment handed down by a
federal grand jury June 13, 1979.
The government's case was mostly
an attempt to show that the Hells
Angels were trying to monopolize drug-
trafficking in the San Francisco Bay
area and that they used strong-arm
methods to exercise this control.
Most of the individual charges were
drug-related but the indictment also
mentioned such acts as murder, attem-
pted murder and assault.
The trial was conducted in a cour-
troom under heavy security with spec-
tators forced to pass through two metal
detectors then sit behind a bullet-proof,
plexiglass partition.

Bear census bombs out
Aromatic lures designed by scientists to drive bears in W. Virginia wild
with hunger so far have attracted a fox, a raccoon, some deer, and a handful
of squirrels. But Joe Reiffenberger, a game biologist in charge of a bear
census for the state's Department of Natural Resources, says not a single
one of West Virginia's estimated 600 black bears has turned up to be counted.
"Those bears just aren't going along," Reiffenberger said. "Our bears are
just shy of anything to do with man. They're very curious, but they're just
allaying it." The bait, a cotton swab dipped in aromatic fluid, was tested on
several captive bears who happily nosed and pawed the capsules,
Reiffenberger said. "They all thought it was pretty good. But so far, the wild
ones haven't fallen for it." Yogi, that smarter-than-average bear from
Jellystone Park, wouldbe proud. Ql
Kinky blackmail
A convent-educated woman was sentenced in Exeter, England to two
years in prison for trying to blackmail a 63-year-old college lecturer who
wrote her 150 kinky sex letters. A jury deliberated nearly seven hours
Monday before returning a guilty verdict against Jeanne Ellett, 36. Ellett
was accused of demanding $18,000 from the college lecturer, identified only
as Mr. X during the six-day trial, who died of a heart attack while
negotiating the return of his letters. Defense attorneys said Mr. X was a
"dealer in dirty dreams" who wrote Ellett 150 kinky letters in which he
invented a special code using the names "Henry" and "Marie" to stand for
each other's sex organs. Ellett, who was educated ina convent, testified she
never had sex with Mr. X, but agreed several times at his request to mail
him samples of her soiled underwear.
On the outside
Skies are expected to remain partly cloudy; temperatures, to remain
unseasonably cool. The high temperature should reach into the low 70s.
Don't pack away that down vest yet ! E
AAFC--Diary of a Chambermaid, 7, 10:26 p.m., MLB 4; Lola Montes,
8:40 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Ark-Hoot night, open mike, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Dept. of Chem.-Robert Schiavone, "The Copolymerization of Vinyl
Monomersin the Presence of Lewis Acids," 4p.m., 1300 Chem.
CRLT-Terry Crooks, "Student Ratings of Instructors and
Generalizability of Educational Research," 11:45 a.m., 109 E. Madison. E
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Volume XC, No. 29-S
Wednesday, June 18, 1980
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