FBI Issues Vagos Press Release

August 11, 2014

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a press release last week trumpeting the great Sacramento Vagos investigation of 2013 and 2014. The release, issued last Friday is titled “Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigation Leads to Four Drug Trafficking Indictments.” The release was issued ten days after the FBI announced it had filed a criminal complaint July 29 that led to the arrest of two Sacramento area Vagos and two other men.

Last month, the FBI announced it had arrested James Cline, Jr., Michael Wright and Leonard Walter for allegedly selling an undercover FBI employee about 100 grams of methamphetamine on two occasions. The amount of contraband involved totaled about seven ounces. The drug buys culminated a multiyear undercover investigation of Vagos in Sacramento. Cline immediately told television station KXTV that he wasn’t a Vago.

Fridays press release announced that Cline, Wright and Walter had, indeed, been indicted. It also announced that three more men named Richard Cardenas, Quentin Stallings and David Homan had been indicted separately – so there were a total of four indictments.

The News

Cardenas, who is not a Vago, allegedly sold the methamphetamine to Cline, Wright and Walter that they then allegedly sold to the FBI infiltrator. Cardenas was arrested last month when Cline, Wright and Walter were arrested.

Stallings is described in the July 29 criminal complaint as the president of the “Northern Valley Vagos” and “the Northern California Representative for the Vagos, since there are no National officers in the area. This means he is of higher status than a regular president and he communicates directly with the National Chapter. Stallings has a criminal history to include conviction for possession of a firearm- sentenced to two years in state prison, and conspiracy to commit a crime as a gang member – sentenced to four years state prison.” In the indictment announced last Friday, Stallings is accused of “knowingly and intentionally distribute(ing) at least 5 grams of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II Controlled Substance” “on or about June 19, 2013.”

There are no criminal complaints or indictments against “David Homan” in any federal criminal record listed on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records website. Homan is also not mentioned in either the July 29 criminal complaint or the indictments against Cardenas or Stallings. The FBI release describes Homan as a “fugitive.”

Behind The News

The fact that the FBI has made multiple announcements of criminal cases stemming from two relatively minor drug deals more than a year ago suggests that the FBI tried long and hard to bring a racketeering indictment against Sacramento area Vagos and simply couldn’t get anything on them.

Most of the July 29 criminal complaint and most of last Friday’s press release are comprised of prejudicial statements like:

“…this investigation targeted three Sacramento-area chapters of the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG). The Vagos are a motorcycle club that began in the late 1960s in California that has since evolved into one of the largest OMGs in the Western United States. They have nearly 600 members in 24 chapters located in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. They also have chapters in Mexico. The gang uses an organized hierarchy that includes a national president, vice president, sergeant at arms, secretary, and treasurer. The regional chapters also have the same structure in place as the national chapter. The chapters report to the national leadership and have mandated meetings and events and monthly dues.”

“This investigation confirmed that the Sacramento-area Vagos are involved in illegal activities. Such activities include distributing methamphetamine, purchasing illegal weapons, and handling stolen motorcycles. During this investigation, FBI used confidential sources and undercover agents to make multiple purchases of methamphetamine from Vagos members and their associates in the Sacramento area. The FBI investigation is ongoing even after this initial phase of charges.”

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20 Responses to “FBI Issues Vagos Press Release”

  1. IRISH PUNK Says:

    Here is a link for a defence fund for Q, please help if you can. http://www.gofundme.com/d7mhuw

  2. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    @RVN69

    Somebody ought to sell ’em the IO membership roster. LOL

  3. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    RVN69,

    Same to you Sir, thank you for the encouragement and well wishes for our Brothers fight to stay free.

    VFFV LVDV
    Viva Los Vagos

  4. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    Doc Jones,

    Thank you for the kind and thoughtful words.

    VFFV LVDV
    Viva Los Vagos

  5. Doc Jones Says:

    This whole thing stinks! I have had nothing but good experiences with the Vagos in this area. They have always treated me pretty damn good.

    Doc Jones

    Fair Oaks, CA

  6. UnaffiliatedObserver Says:

    @Bill,

    SCOTUS handling of entrapment begins here:

    http://openjurist.org/287/us/435/sorrells-v-united-states

    There have been later cases to clarify various aspects (e.g. what constitutes predisposition), but that one will get you started.

    Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Get one if you need one.

  7. nobody Says:

    @Bill….the higher up the LE food chain you go the wider the line gets.

  8. panamaa Says:

    Phuquehed,
    Because 7/8 of the people that created them are politicians/lawyers. They made damn sure there was no over site… None of them want ANYONE looking over their backs…

  9. Phuquehed Says:

    (Continuing with RVN69’s stuff)…aaaand, there’s all kinds of watchdog groups and even government oversite committees to, well, watch lots of government entities, yet there is not a single one (that I know of) to watch over the pigs and alphabet soup fucktards – except themselves. Why is that I wonder?

  10. RVN69 Says:

    I forgot to add to the above, the DEA just admitted paying nearly 900,000.00 over twenty years to an Amtrak employee for passenger manifests that are available for free!!!!

    It is almost as if they have a contest to see who can waste the most taxpayer money.

    RVN69

  11. RVN69 Says:

    Phuquehed Says:
    August 11th, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    So, the Fucktards, Bumfucks and Informants spent millions of dollars to burn 4 guys that supposedly had a couple thousand dollars worth of crank. Yeah, I can see the FBI dick suckers patting each other on the back since that’s about all they seem to be good for – wasting taxpayer money and sucking each other off to remind themselves how badass they are against the big bad biker menace (that never seems to ever rear its ugly head for some odd reason that escapes only alphabet soup ass lickers).

    They got no problem spending our money to entrap people who they can then use to get more of our money to spend.

    Respect to the Vago’s and good luck with your fight against this Federally Fabricated Crime and persecution.

    FTF, FTP, ACAB, FTuo, FTR.

    Save the Patch

    Support your local Red & Black Motorcycle Club
    RVN69

  12. panamaa Says:

    Phuquehed, jj…..

    Well, not much you can add to that, you both about summed it up… Well said..

  13. UnaffiliatedObserver Says:

    100 grams…. 5 grams…. 7 ounces total over a couple of years.

    Giving them the benefit of every doubt, that’s 3.5 ounces per year.

    We can all breathe easier now that such a major meth pipeline has been shut down.

  14. Nihilist Says:

    “Such activities include distributing methamphetamine, purchasing illegal weapons, and handling stolen motorcycles.”

    Wait, isn’t that what the ATF also does?

    Clearly, this was deliberately strung out to up the quantity in order to secure a longer sentence/mandatory minimum. And also so they could sex it up & call it gang activity.

  15. Dave Says:

    If the government spent this money on something productive, like our vets, border security, immigration reform, etc etc etc… The country would be a lot better.

  16. Nashville Says:

    Seems to be a theme here. The full-force of the Federal Government directed at a group labeled an “international criminal organization” and they come up with roughly the same thing they would come up with if they raided a damn frat party. Incredible. The reality is that law-enforcement will never recognize the reality of organization/cultural change within the MC community. Their livelihoods depend upon taxpayer belief that they are fighting evil. I second phuquehed – fucktards.

  17. Bill Says:

    Pretty sure I’m woefully under informed on this, and haven’t given it much thought before because, well because, it’s just the way things are. But seriously, why aren’t all stings prima faciae entrapment? This is so basic that I’m sure there’s a line somewhere that the cops can’t cross, but what is that line, who decides it? I imagine at some point the SCOTUS has had to deal with this, but just what makes a buy a legal sting versus an illegal entrapment? It seems that with the presumption of righteousness in the cops’ favor, any sting/buy would pass. But incrrasingly, empirically, contemporary social media verifiably, righteousness is less and less the natural province of the police. Accordingly, whatever decisions, or rulings, or statutes, or whatever it is that justifies any sort of police sting at all, should be constantly subject to further review. Where is Tony Serra on this?

  18. jj solari Says:

    fbi agents are just cops without the 50 pounds of ridiculous crap around their waists. clowns without all the Carrot Top prop comedy, in other words.

  19. Jim666 Says:

    F.T.A.T.F.
    F.T.F.B.I.
    A.C.A.B.

  20. Phuquehed Says:

    So, the Fucktards, Bumfucks and Informants spent millions of dollars to burn 4 guys that supposedly had a couple thousand dollars worth of crank. Yeah, I can see the FBI dick suckers patting each other on the back since that’s about all they seem to be good for – wasting taxpayer money and sucking each other off to remind themselves how badass they are against the big bad biker menace (that never seems to ever rear its ugly head for some odd reason that escapes only alphabet soup ass lickers).

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