Two Florida bikers have been convicted of the gangland-style execution of Outlaws Motorcycle Club president Paul Anderson.
Christopher “Durty” Cosimano, 31, and Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher, 52, were found guilty of murder, conspiracy and other charges in the 2017 hit on Anderson.
Both face life in prison.
Anderson was scratched in a biker turf war with the killers being members of the “Killsborough” chapter of the 69ers Motorcycle Club.
“We appreciate the jury’s diligence in carefully considering the evidence in this case and bringing it to a successful conclusion,” U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez told the Tampa Bay Times in an e-mail.
The bikers’ legal eagles refused to comment.
During the two-week trial, the two bikers fingered each other as the triggerman in the Dec. 21, 2017 hit on a Paso County highway.
Prosecutors said Cosimano pulled the trigger and Mencher was there to ensure Anderson got a one-way ticket to the morgue.
Cops say Cosimano and Mencher rode motorcycles, following Anderson’s pickup truck. The duo were armed and wearing masks.
Investigators believe the two bikers were looking for revenge. Anderson and other members of the Detroit- based biker gang pummelled members of the 69ers at a Palm Harbour booze can.
At a red light, Cosimano got off his bike and shot the 44-year-old Outlaws president several times with a Glock .45-calibre semi-automatic pistol.
“He was dead with his foot on the brake, and a phone in his hand,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Natalie Adams said during the trial.
Three other members of the 69ers — Allan Burt “Big Beefy” Guinto, Erick Richard “Big E” Robinson and Cody James “Little Savage” Wesling — were indicted along with Cosimano and Mencher and accused of being part of the murder plot.
They struck plea deals earlier this year. Two turned stool pigeon for the feds.