Former bike gang leader 'Gorilla' held for trial

Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine appearing in a New Jersey courtroom on December 17, 2010.

January 31, 2011 10:00:05 AM PST
The former leader of a notorious biker gang was ordered to be held for trial on Monday morning in Philadelphia.

Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine faces attempted murder charges in Philadelphia for shooting the former Pagan's Motorcycle Club president back in 2008.

Mondevergine reportedly shot his rival, Timothy "Casual" Flood, in the knee and stabbed him in the back on January 30, 2008, in Northeast Philadelphia because he wanted his job as president of the club back.

Investigators found Mondevergine late last year hiding in his mother's house in New Jersey.

Mondevergine was in court in Philadelphia after being extradited from Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Mondevergine is a former Philadelphia police officer who was fired in 1982, after three years on the job, for allegedly accepting bribes to protect an illegal gambling operation.

He adamantly denied the charges, which were later dropped.