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Several Hells Angels face judge and jury starting Monday

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The Hells Angels members arrested in FBI raids across the Carolinas last summer are set to answer to a judge and jury.

They are due in federal court in Columbia on Monday. The group faces charges involving drugs, money laundering, even prostitution.

Most of the 19 arrested in a two year investigation have already pleaded guilty or received plea deals.

The handful scheduled for court include Donald Boersma aka "Brooklyn Donnie" of Clover, SC,  David Channing Oiler aka "Gravel Dave" of Lancaster, SC and Mark Baker aka "Lightining" also of Lancaster, SC.

Court documents show Mark Baker was the group's president from Lancaster who directed and approved other members of the Hells Angels to engage in criminal activity. He also allegedly participated in some of the crimes.

The crimes tallied up in a two year investigation included drug trafficking, money laundering and prostitution.

Oiler is named several times in this indictment as a big time drug dealer. Boersma is accused of similar crimes.

WBTV's cameras were rolling last year when agents raided a clubhouse in York County. Neighbors said then it was nothing but trouble when the group moved in. "Gun shots on a regular basis and it's different calibers. It's scary that something like this is going on right in your own neighborhood," one man said.

That raid was just one of nearly two dozen in North and South Carolina.

In all, police seized more than $300,00o, 100 weapons, several Harley Davidson motorcycles and drugs.

Law enforcement agencies across the two states called it a great day after making the arrests last year.

The group's vice president pleaded guilty to charges earlier this year. Dan Bifield - known as "Diamond Dan" has yet to be sentenced. He faces 20 years in prison.

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