The German defendant says the Hells Angels left Mallorca in 2011

A German man accused of organized crime activities while he allegedly ran the Mallorca chapter of motorcycle club Hells Angels more than a decade ago testified in a Spanish court on Tuesday.

Frank Hanebuth, 58, stands trial with a dozen suspected chapter members and collaborators after 34 other defendants signed a plea deal on Monday’s first day of hearings at Madrid’s Supreme Court.

He denied any professional relationship with the other defendants.

Hanebuth also denied living in Mallorca from 2011 to 2013, when the group operated on the Spanish holiday island, according to prosecutors, and said he only went there for the summer holidays and for a friend’s birthday. Hanebuth said the Hells Angels were in Mallorca from November 2009 to February 2011.

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A German man accused of organized crime activities while allegedly running the Mallorca chapter of motorcycle club Hells Angels has been charged.

A German man accused of organized crime activities while allegedly running the Mallorca chapter of motorcycle club Hells Angels has been charged.

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He denied owning a large Mallorca property where police found weapons and documents, or any other property in Spain.

The Spanish public prosecutor accuses Hanebuth of membership in a criminal organization, money laundering and illegal possession of weapons. They are seeking a 13-year prison sentence for him and a $4.9 million fine for money laundering.

Prosecutors allege Hanebuth appointed members who committed crimes including racketeering, sexual exploitation and robberies at popular tourist spots. They said the group has also gotten into real estate in Mallorca and the nearby island of Ibiza.

The process is expected to take several days.

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