Judge questions plea deal for Spokane Hells Angel

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge in Spokane has refused to accept a guilty plea from Hells Angels motorcycle gang leader because he has reservations about the proposed two-year sentence.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/pGYedr ) Ricky W. Jenks could face twice as much time in prison if convicted at a trial.

Jenks pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a felon in possession of a firearm because he owned one of the guns found in a March drug raid on the Hells Angels club house. The 33-year-old club's sergeant-at-arms and has two previous felony convictions, including one for manslaughter. He is barred from possessing guns.

Judge Justin Quackenbush ordered the defense lawyer and assistant U.S. attorney to submit written arguments within a week on the reasons for the plea agreement.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com