Brockton Member of Outlaws Motorcycle Club Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison on Federal Drug Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 28, 2009|
BOSTON, MA—The former President of the Brockton Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court to 262 months on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. His co-defendant was sentenced to 120 months in prison on the same charges.
Acting United States Attorney Michael K. Loucks; Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Mark F. Delaney, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Chief William Conlon of the Brockton Police Department; Chief Raymond O'Berg of the Taunton Police Department; and Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Jr. of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, announced that TIMOTHY SILVIA, 44, of Brockton, MA, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 21 ½ years in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. SILVIA pleaded guilty on October 21, 2008, to an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. SILVIA’s co-defendant, TODD DONOFRIO, 39, of Stoughton, MA, was also sentenced to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.
In July 2008, SILVIA and DONOFRIO were charged in federal court in connection with “Operation Roadkill”, a two-year investigation resulting in charges against fifteen members and associates of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (the “Outlaws”) operating in Southeastern, MA. SILVIA was a member and former President of the Brockton Chapter of the Outlaws, and DONOFRIO was a close associate of the gang.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Massachusetts State Police, the Brockton Police Department, the Taunton Police Department and the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter K. Levitt in Loucks’ Strike Force Unit.