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|August 19, 2017|
Vagos hit with far-ranging federal indictment
LAS VEGAS - (INT) - A federal indictment was unsealed Friday charging 23 alleged members and associates of the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang, including some of its most senior leaders, in a conspiracy involving racketeering, murder, robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault, among other charges.
“Today, the rule of law dealt a serious blow to the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang, a so-called ‘brotherhood’ responsible for drug addiction, death and mayhem in multiple locations, including California, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon and Nevada,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco.
The gang has approximately 87 or more chapters in at least seven countries, on four continents, and approximately 75 chapters in the U.S., including approximately 54 chapters in Nevada and California.
Among the 23 defendants charged for their alleged roles in the federal racketeering conspiracy and violent crimes in aid of racketeering offenses inclujde three from the Inland Empire. Pastor Fausto Palafox, a/k/a “Ta Ta,” 53, of Beaumont, Andrew Eloy Lozano, a/k/a “Hulk,” 42, of Fontana, and John Chrispin Juarez, a/k/a “Quicky,” 69, of Moreno Valley.
Story Date: June 23, 2017