"Bandidos are in town recruiting and collecting debts. Fact. Even in Rio Rancho," said a local Albuquerque rider on Facebook. - March 2015.
The other men, Brett Gardiner, Frank Mather and Dwight Mushey, were portrayed at trial as power-hungry schemers or wannabes gunning for status in the outlaw club. The appeal was dismissed.
The men killed that night were George Jessome, 52, George Kriarakis, 28, John Muscedere, 48, Luis Raposo, 41, Frank Salerno, 43, Paul Sinopoli, 30, Jamie Flanz, 37 and Michael Trotta, 31.
Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs & Outlaw Bikers
In 2011 - there was violence between the Hell's Angels and the Mongols on main street during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, followed by a shootout during the Reno Street Vibrations rally.
Insiders say the Vagos Motorcyle Club - also called 'The Green Nation' - is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang.
August 7, 2013 - a member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club was found guilty of killing the president of the San Jose, California chapter of the Hells Angels in the 2011 casino shootout during the Street Vibrations rally in Reno.
The shooter was the ex-president of the Nicaraguan chapter of Vagos Motorcycle Club, who had relocated to San Jose, California. Read More.
Outlaw club colors were banned and no violence was reported at the 2013 Reno Rally.
The Bandidos Motorcycle Club: AKA the Bandido Nation, is a an organised crime syndicate with a worldwide membership. The club was created in 1966 by Don Chambers in Texas. The motto still stands today as "We are the people our parents warned us about." It is estimated to have 2,400 members in 210 chapters, located in 22 countries. The FBI and the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada have named the Bandidos as an "outlaw motorcycle gang." The chapters are divided around the world, with over 90 in the US, 90 in Europe, 17 in Australia, 1 in NZ and 1 in South-east Asia: