Portland Gypsy Joker leader lashes out at former motorcycle club comrades who testified that he ordered killing of outcast


Mark Dencklau was the only of the three defendants on trial to take the witness stand. The club’s national president Kenneth Hause, 64, and member Chad Erickson, 51, also are on trial. Each have pleaded not guilty to the charge of participating in a racketeering conspiracy.

The president of the Portland chapter of the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club denied he participated in or ordered the 2015 kidnapping, torture or killing of a former member, contradicting most of the testimony of six co-defendants in the federal trial in Portland and calling them “liars.”

Mark Leroy Dencklau, wearing a loose-fitting gray suit, a light gray dress shirt and blue tie, took the witness stand Tuesday fora little overthree hours and said he wasn’t with the group that abducted and beat Robert “Bagger” Huggins Jr. to death.