East Bay Times
A widespread FBI probe into the Hells Angels included a criminal investigation into the disappearance of a member of the outlaw biker gang’s Fresno chapter who went missing in February 2015, according to recently filed court records.
On February 11, 2015, Robbie Lane Huff, then 34, of Fresno, seemingly vanished. He is still listed as a missing person on the California Attorney General’s website, though neither local nor state authorities would comment on the current status of his case.
But the attorneys for Russell Ott — one of 11 alleged Hells Angels members indicted on racketeering charges in 2017 — wrote in recent court records that federal prosecutors disclosed records involving Huff’s disappearance to the defense.
The records from the FBI related to the alleged murder of Joel Silva, a sergeant-at-arms of the Hells Angels. Prosecutors say Silva was lured to the Fresno Hells Angels clubhouse, shot in the head, and then illegally cremated by a Fresno chapter member. That was in July 2014, roughly seven months before Huff was last seen.
Though none of the charges against Ott relate to Huff’s disappearance, the FBI has cellphone records that authorities say show locations of certain phones that somehow related to Huff’s whereabouts, the defense motion says. It remains a major question mark in the case.
Huff was last seen in Fresno on Feb. 11, 2015 wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He is described as a white man, 5′ 11″, 250 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos that may distinguish him: a “full sleeve color tribal tattoo” on his right forearm, and a Hells Angel symbol on his left forearm, according to the missing person’s flyer. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call Fresno police at 559-621-7000.