3rd defendant pleads guilty in Road Dog conspiracy case

A third defendant in the federal racketeering case against Road Dog cycle pleaded guilty today in federal court.

Reynaldo Sotelo, 52, of Gilroy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in stolen motorcycle parts. Sotelo was once chief executive officer of Indian Motorcycles.

As part of the plea agreement, Sotelo has agreed to testify at any future trials in the case.

Sotelo’s attorney called him a “minor player” in the government’s case against Bob Holloway, owner of the Road Dog Cycle Shop in Denair. Holloway, Sotelo, and about a dozen other men were arrested last year after authorities completed a multi-year investigation into Road Dog.

In June, two other defendants pleaded guilty. Ray M. Heffington admitted to trafficking in stolen motorcycle parts. Michael Orozco said he was guilty of one count of conspiracy to collect extensions of credit by extortionate means.

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