Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws

My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs

Charles Falco with Kerrie Droban

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The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America’s most violent biker gangs

Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America’s deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice.

His dedication was profound; Falco spent almost three years infiltrating the Vagos gang and rose to second in command of the Victorville, California chapter. He even served time in San Bernardino’s Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement to protect his cover and the investigations. Falco recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Protection Program. But discontent to remain on the sidelines and motivated by a strong sense of duty, Falco eventually left the Program and volunteer his talents again to infiltrate the Mongols and Outlaws, rising in rank to Vice President of the Petersburg, Virginia Outlaws chapter.

His efforts culminated in sixty two arrests of members for various crimes, including assault and murder. Executing one of this country’s most successful RICO prosecutions and effectively crippling the criminal enterprise, Falco's engrossing narrative of the dangers of the biker underworld harkens back to Hunter S. Thompson's classic Hell's Angels, vividly recounting a life undercover.

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Infiltrating Southern California biker gangs - latimes.com
Books by Charles Falco and George Rowe tell firsthand accounts of undercover lives in biker gangs, especially the Vagos.
- Los Angeles Times


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Charles Falco with Kerrie Droban

CHARLES FALCO spent three years infiltrating the Vagos, becoming second-in-charge of the Victorville, California chapter, another two years infiltrating the Mongols and Outlaws and became vice president of a Virginia chapter of the Outlaws.

KERRIE DROBAN is the co-author of Prodigal Father, Pagan Son and author of Running with the Devil, winner of the USA Book News National Book Award for Best Memoir/Autobiography and two-time winner for their True Crime award. She is an attorney in Arizona.

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Kerrie Droban

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Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws
My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs
Charles Falco with Kerrie Droban

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
June 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250048462
ISBN10: 125004846X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages, Includes one 8-page black-and-white photograph section
$15.99

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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
February 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312640149
ISBN10: 0312640145
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 272 pages, Plus one 8-page black-and-white photograph insert
$25.99

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Thomas Dunne Books
February 2013
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ISBN: 9781250021083
ISBN10: 1250021081
272 pages
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