By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Two convictions, one acquittal for final Road Dog cases
Road Dog
Robert Holloway, owner of Road Dog Cycles in Denair, speaks with police during a February 2008 gang task force raid. - photo by Journal file photo

The final three trials in the federal racketeering and conspiracy case revolving around the Road Dog Cycle shop in Denair concluded with two convictions and one acquittal.

A federal jury returned guilty verdicts on Friday for Gary Ermorian and Steven Johnson.

Ermorian, a private investigator, was convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Johnson, a retired corrections officer, was found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct justice, perjury, and making false statements to a grand jury.

Dave Swanson, a former Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputy, was acquitted on charges of conspiracy and making false statements to a grand jury.

Johnson and Ermorian are scheduled for sentencing hearings in the U.S. District Court in Fresno in November.

The three men were the last cases to be tried by federal prosecutors as part of an investigation into the Road Dog Cycle shop and that of owners Robert and Brent Holloway.

Robert Holloway was the key target of the two and a half year investigation. In June, Robert Holloway pled guilty to four charges of racketeering. He is set for sentencing on Sept. 13. As part of his plea, Robert Holloway agreed to forfeit his interests in the Denair motorcycle shop.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.