The Hell's Angels Sergeant at Arms for the San Diego Chapter was sentenced Monday to more than 21 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Michael Ottinger Jr., 43, is facing state charges in San Diego for murder, attempted murder, mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and criminal threats, federal officials stated.
Ottinger, who was considered a highest-value target in a methamphetamine investigation by law enforcement, has been implicated in the murder of rival Mongols motorcycle gang member Fernando Fernandez and with using both threats and violence to control the methamphetamine trade in Ocean Beach and Point Loma.
The year-long investigation conducted by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, which focused on methamphetamine trafficking and violent crimes, resulted in the indictment of 36 defendants, federal officials stated.
Federal Judge Marilyn L. Huff found that Ottinger was a career offender whose crimes include convictions for false imprisonment, a firearms offense, auto theft, evading an officer while driving recklessly, and three drug trafficking crimes, according to federal officials.
Ottinger was awarded the Hells Angels patches of "Filthy Few" and "Thug Crew," which are given to members of this criminal organization who commit acts of violence on behalf of the Hells Angels, according to federal authorities.