Hells Angels associate sentenced for organizing gang beating
The Hartford Courant reports Howard Hammer has pleaded guilty to extortion. The 45-year-old has refused to identify those involved in the assault.
Records show the Bridgeport chapter of the Hells Angels is suspected in carrying out the assault.
The Hells Angels had become enraged when the victim, who took out a $1,500 loan, falsely claimed to be the acting president of the New York chapter.
The unidentified victim was nearly killed in January 2016 after he was stabbed, blinded in one eye and beaten with a hammer so severely that several bones in his face were shattered.