FBI looking into biker gang with ties to Alabama

The Outlaw Motorcycle Club has chapters nationwide, according to court records, and its "Silver Region" encompasses clubs in Alabama and Georgia.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that nearly two dozen defendants with ties to the Outlaws and its affiliated clubs - the Black Pistons, Hoodlums and Southern Knights - were charged with federal drug and weapons offenses after the undercover operation was shut down.

An FBI agent says the agency is investigating a leak that compromised an undercover investigation into the Outlaw Motorcycle Club. Court documents show that federal authorities suspect a law enforcement official leaked the name of a government informant, a development that halted the investigation this summer.{}