Hells Angels Crony Robert Tutokey Gets Prison Time For Helping Alleged Murderous Biker/Former Stock Broker Flee Country
A Hells Angels hanger-on who helped alleged murderous biker Paul Eischeid flee the country in 2004 has been sentenced to prison time for supplying Eischeid with a false passport before he skipped town.
Eischeid -- a former Charles Schwab stockbroker with a "relatively clean criminal record" -- is accused of the 2001 murder of Cynthia Garcia. He spent four years on the U.S. Marshal's Most Wanted list until he was arrested in Argentina earlier this year.
Robert Eugene Tutokey, 43, will spend nine months in the federal Bureau of Prisons as a guest of the U.S. government after pleading guilty in July to one count of providing false statements in an application for a U.S. passport.
"Tutokey's actions were instrumental in providing a dangerous fugitive the means to flee the country. The U.S. Marshals Service will investigate and arrest those who assist fugitives in avoiding capture," U.S. Marshal David Gonzales says.
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On July 13, 2004, Tutokey applied for a passport. On his application, he claimed his eyes were blue -- the same color as Eischeid's. But Tutokey's eyes aren't blue -- they're hazel -- and the passport wasn't for him; it was for Eischeid.
When Tutokey received the passport, he gave it to Eischeid, who used it to travel to Buenos Aires, where he is currently awaiting extradition.
When Eischeid was arrested in February, he had a photocopy of the first page of the passport in Tutokey's name, as well as an Arizona driver's license in Tutokey's name and with Tutokey's Social Security Number.
Eischeid and several other Hells Angels -- including Kevin Augustiniak, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in October for his role in the grisly slaying -- were partying with Garcia in the gang's Mesa clubhouse when some of the bikers thought she was being disrespectful.
They then dragged Garcia's somewhat-conscious body to a car, threw her in the trunk, and drove into the desert.
The bikers then used a knife to slash at Garcia, "cutting her throat, stabbing her, and
attempting to cut her head off," according to court records.
Eischeid -- as well as several other bikers -- was arrested in 2003 and charged with murder through a 43-count indictment stemming from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives "Operation Black Biscuit," a controversial undercover operation where agents infiltrated the Hells Angels.
Eischeid was released from jail prior to his trial and required to wear an ankle monitor, which he removed before fleeing the country.
U.S. and Argentinian officials are currently coordinating Eischeid's extradition.
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