Alleged Barbarian Brotherhood gang member Salvatore Ezio Bordessa, 33, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison for his role in the stabbing of a black man outside a Santa Rosa McDonald's.
Bordessa of Santa Rosa was previously convicted of two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon, as well as personally inflicting great bodily injury on one victim, hate crime and gang allegations, according to the District Attorney's Office.
The D.A.'s Office said Wednesday in a statement that, “During the assault, the defendants yelled racial slurs and 'BBH,' which are the common initials of a white supremacist criminal street gang, the 'Barbarian Brotherhood,' Both Bordessa and Welch are members of the Barbarian Brotherhood.”
Bordessa was also convicted of a misdemeanor charge of preventing a witness from reporting a crime. He and co-defendant Aaron Welch of Clearlake were charged with confronting two black men outside the Santa Rosa restaurant at about 2 a.m.
Welch, who was accused of stabbing one of the men, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in April.