As of Friday, October 12, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA (AP) — An FBI agent said the agency is investigating a leak that compromised an undercover investigation into the Outlaw Motorcycle Club which had ties to Gwinnett.
Court documents show that federal authorities suspect a law enforcement official leaked the name of a government informant, a development that halted the investigation this summer.
Nearly two dozen defendants with ties to the Outlaws and its affiliated clubs - the Black Pistons, Hoodlums and Southern Knights — were charged with federal drug and weapons offenses after the undercover operation was shut down in August.
Two local men — Benny “Outlaw Benny” Leverett, 46, and Phillip Alexander, 49 — were charged as part of the investigation, following a raid of the Hoodlums Motorcycle Club headquarters on South Waterworks Road in Buford.
Alexander was charged with aiding and abetting the possession of cocaine and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. Leverett was charged with methamphetamine-related counts.
Court records state that the Outlaw Motorcycle Club has chapters nationwide, and has a clubhouse on Campbellton Road in Atlanta. It’s “Silver Region” encompasses clubs in Georgia and Alabama.
— Staff writer Tyler Estep contributed to this article