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Ex-Vagos member gets 7 years in NV casino shootout

RENO — A former member of the Vagos motorcycle gang has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison for his role in a 2011 shootout at a Nevada casino that killed a rival Hells Angel.

Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick pleaded guilty earlier to second-degree murder as part of a plea deal agreeing to testify against a fellow Vagos convicted Aug. 7 of first-degree murder in the death of Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew, president of the Hells Angels’ chapter in San Jose.

Rundick said Ernesto Gonzalez, ex-president of the Vagos in Nicaragua, shot Pettigrew during the melee as part of an orchestrated assassination plot.

KTVN-TV reports Judge Connie Steinheimer said Wednesday Rudnick will be eligible for parole in two years.

Gonzalez faces up to life in prison at his sentencing Oct. 3.


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