Do you already hate Gangland Undercover, the “gritty, fact based” valentine to celebrity rat in hiding Ashley Charles Wyatt also known as Charles Falco? Want to hate it more?
The Vagos extras in this six part miniseries are played by members of the Iron order Motorcycle Club. The bit players came from the three Iron Order chapters in Phoenix. Those chapters are the North Phoenix Risen Few chapter; the Phoenix East Valley Bad Intentions chapter; and the Phoenix chapter without a self-dramatizing nickname.
Apparently, the Iron Order does not yet have enough enemies. Participants in the slander against the Vagos have been gloating on a members only Iron Order forum about playing bad asses on the small screen. Canadian journalist Melissa Hank wrote last month: “Falco was on hand during filming for Gangland Undercover in Toronto and Arizona, and his presence on the set – and that of the members of the real life, law abiding Iron Order Motorcycle Club – helped ensure authenticity.
Wyatt/Falco (photo above), is the co-author with biker authority Kerrie Droban of a quasi novel titled Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs. Wyatt/Falco participated in a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives infiltration and entrapment of the Vagos in Southern California called Operation 22 Green.
On their many websites, the Iron Order states: “We respect all clubs and support those that support us. We are independent and choose to mind our own business.” “We run our club by the very same MC traditions established over 50 years ago by motorcycle clubs.” “We ride, party and mind our own business. We do not create problems for our community or fellow bikers.”
What You Missed
The third episode of Gangland Undercover will be broadcast next Tuesday, March 10 at 10 p.m. on the History Channel.
In episode one, cablecast on Flag Day, Wyatt/Falco “a private contractor infiltrator for the ATF risks his life undercover when he infiltrates the notorious Vagos Motorcycle Club, a one percenter motorcycle club at their headquarters in Southern California. As a ‘hang-around,’ he gets to know the members during a bike run. However, he must quickly prove himself when a surprise invitation by the club’s president puts him right in the middle of the underground counterculture of outlaw biker gangs.”
In episode two, which aired March 3, Wyatt/Falco, “a prospect in the Vagos biker gang, gets even closer to the members, but is subjected to constant hazing and waiting on their needs 24/7, including handling a drug deal with Dawg, a Nazi Low Rider. When a fight breaks out at the club’s bar, a knockout punch earns Falco his ‘road name’ by his sponsor, Kid, who calls him ‘Quick.’ A new motorcycle provided by Falco’s handler, Koz, gives him added street cred with the gang. However, after Lizard turns it into a real club bike, he now owes him a debt.”
Wyatt/Falco’s actual road name was “Tijuana Charles.” His ATF handler was agent Darrin Kozlowski who Outlaw Kevin “Spike” O’Neill has described as a psychopath.