'.webs.com' : 'none'; --> [13] The middle patch "depicts a muscle-bound caricature of the Norse god of mischief, Loki, set against a green field". [5][9], In 2013, the Vagos expanded to Sweden and Australia. CAL",[12] "California", or "Arizona". In 1987 the head of the South Bay Chapter and President of the Desert Hot Springs Chapter along with three others all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines. On March 9, 2006, law enforcement conducted "Operation 22 Green", which involved 700 personnel from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local police and sheriff's departments. Vagos MC Prospect, Jinotepe. [33] Police investigators told the San Jose Mercury News that the victim met the three men in a nightclub on May 4, 2009, and that they had offered to drive her home, but instead they took her to the Vagos clubhouse on Kings Row where she was beaten and sexually assaulted. "[18] Operation 22 Green and its lead-up were used as the basis for the first season of the television series Gangland Undercover. [19] California Attorney General Jerry Brown called the attempts "urban terrorism. [27] Rudnick later pleaded guilty to second degree murder in a bargaining agreement. utmx_section("Group Footer").

In 1965, a feud occurred among a few of the Psychos members; they left the group and created their own club, which in 1966 was founded as the Vagos MC.

The next day, a Vagos member was wounded at a rally by a drive-by shooter. The elected president was Rudy Esparza, nicknamed Puro, who led the new club in selecting their name. Over 40 pounds of cocaine and eight pounds of methamphetamines (and a rocket launcher!) In 2014 the FBI listed the Vagos as one of the largest Outlaw Motorcycle Groups in Western America with 600 members in 24 Chapters throughout America, as well as Chapters in Canada, Mexico and Europe. The question of whether the Vagos would absorb or be absorbed was very quickly answered as more Chapters sprang up across California.

[citation needed], Three Vagos members were arrested on June 9 and 10, 2009, and charged with sexually assaulting a woman in San Jose, California. In 1990 the Vagos sued the police and received a $2 million settlement claiming they were targets of massive police abuse in the early eighties. Puro had previously been with the Psychos MC and others joined from clubs including El Diablo MC. Their denim jackets sport their top rockers with their club name integrated into the middle patch,[12] and bottom rockers with their chapter's region or state, such as "SO. As the Vagos attempted to expand their territory tension erupted between them and other OMGs most notably the Hells Angels. The club's insignia is Loki, the Norse god of mischief, riding a motorcycle.

The Calendar Riots of 1752: When Britain lost 11 days, Four infamous whistleblowers from history. [10], During World War II, many military service men rode motorcycles and grew attached to them. The Vagos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Green Nation, is a one percenter motorcycle club formed in 1965 in San Bernardino, California. The club expanded to the Riverside, California and the California high desert areas, and later to Mexico and Europe.[11]. The year is 1965. Members typically wear green.

[22] On August 1, Riverside County settled the lawsuit, and cleared the club of any involvement with the attacks on the officers. (function(){var k='2713218440',d=document,l=d.location,c=d.cookie;function f(n){if(c){var i=c.indexOf(n+'=');if(i>-1){var j=c.indexOf(';',i);return escape(c.substring(i+n.length+1,j<0?c.length:j))}}}var x=f('__utmx'),xx=f('__utmxx'),h=l.hash;

On March 5, a task force member who had parked an unmarked police car in front of a convenience store in Hemet found a homemade pipe bomb hidden underneath the vehicle. [36], Vagos MC criminal allegations and incidents, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, "History Channel Gangland Season 6 Episode 1 "Snitch Slaughter, "Appendix B. National-Level Street, Prison, and Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Profiles", "Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in the United States", "Calif. bikers eyed in police building booby traps", "Calif. bill would target spouses who hire hit men", "10 Vagos motorcycle gang members arrested in Southland raids", "California declares war on biker gang accused of 'booby trap' plot", "Gang crackdown: Vagos Motorcycle Club targeted in police raids", "Booby traps targeting California police lead to $200,000 reward offer", "$200,000 Reward For Those Who Have Tried To Kill Calif. Anti-Gang Police", "$200,000 reward announced for information leading to arrest in anti-gang unit attacks", "Vagos Motorcycle Club sues Riverside County law enforcement agencies alleging defamation", "Riverside County settles bikers' defamation lawsuit", "Ernesto Manuel Gonzalez Accused Of Killing Hells Angels Gang Leader Jeffrey 'Jethro' Pettigrew", "Suspect In Murder Of San Jose Hells Angels President Arrested At UCSF", "Third Suspect in Casino Hells Angels Killing Back in Reno", "Vagos pleads to 2nd degree murder in Nevada shootout", "Oct. 29 trial for fatal shootout at Nevada casino", "Vagos Motorcycle Club targeted in Southern California crime sweep", "Six Vagos bike club members charged in beating, kidnapping", "San Jose Police Report Arrest of Eduardo Larios, Jose Portillo-Garcia and Edwin Portillo-Garcia for Alleged Sexual Assault", "San Jose Police Seek Possible Rape Victims of Vagos Motorcycle Club Members", "SJ Gang Members Arrested In Alleged Rape", "Biker brawl on Interstate 44 involved national gangs, Pulaski sheriff says", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vagos_Motorcycle_Club&oldid=983697378, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Drug related arrests have been made throughout their colourful history. d.write('