Frank L., a former leader of the Haarlem Hells Angels, who is not allowed by the judge to develop activities in the new motorcycle club Hardliners MC. L. has lost summary proceedings on this.
L. was sentenced to five years in prison in 2018 for participating in a “criminal organization”, forbidden possession of weapons, extortion and abuse. He was the right-hand man of Lysander de R., the President of the Haarlem “chapter” of the Hells Angels, who has been sentenced to nine years in prison. According to the court, the motorcycle club under their leadership exercised a “real reign of terror” in Haarlem.
L. has served two thirds of his sentence, and was released in May this year. However, he may not develop activities within the new motorcycle club Hardliners MC.
The Public Prosecution Service has laid down this in a number of conditions that are attached to its conditional release. He must not show up at a club house of the Hardliners MC or another motorcycle club and he must not have contact with members. Furthermore, he may not wear clothes with Hardliners MC colors, or participate in parties or runs.
L. went to court because he wants to remain active within Hardliners MC.
However, the judge decided that the Public Prosecution Service has the authority to prohibit Frank L. from engaging in motorcycle clubs. Just like the Public Prosecution Service, the judge ruled that there is otherwise a chance that the man will again “slip into crime”.
The judge points out that the Hardliners MC has many similarities with the Hells Angels “as to the nature of the club, appearance and executives.”
The former chairman of the Haarlems Hells Angels founded the Hardliners from the jail. L. was already active within the new motorcycle club. Last year he posed with the other members of Hardliners MC, in the jackets of the motorcycle club, on the steps of the town hall in Haarlem.
Source: Noordhollands Dagblad