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No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels

By Anthony Gonzalez,2014-11-04 20:17
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From Publishers WeeklyIn this white-knuckler, ATF agent Dobyns infiltrates a chapter of the Hells Angels to show that, aside from much of the romance surrounding the group, it is indeed a violent gang. His investigations lead him through a fascinating cast of crystal meth-heads, gun runners, gang rapists and frauds. Dobyns and co-writer Johnson-Shelton tell a bracing story in straightforward prose that doesn't dilute any aspect of the toll his undercover act (a sprawling long-term investigation that penetrated deeper into the gang than any other) took on his life. A family guy who frequently finds himself taking calls from his worried wife while in the middle of an operation, Dobyns is brutally honest about how far his assignment takes him into the dark side and leaves the impr Published by Broadway on 2010/02/02

For Mom, Dad, Gwen, Dale, and Jack—you are my heroes.

     And for Jaime, without whom this book would not have been possible

    Contents

    Bikers, Cops, and Motorcycle Clubs Involved in Operations Riverside and Black Biscuit

    Note to the Reader

    ???? ?

    PART I. THE END

    1. Birdcalls ???? ? PART II. THE BEGINNING 2. My sucking chest wound 3. “You’re looking at the loves of my life is what you’re looking at.” 4. Hoedown at Harrah’s 5. Black Biscuit BBQ 6. Rudy wanted to know where I did my time ???? ? PART III. THE MIDDLE 7. Too broke for Sturgis, where Timmy learned the fine art of fetching sauerkraut 8. Jesus Hates a Pussy 9. First night in Mesa 10. I wanna what? 11. Why’d Jack give me that rock? 12. Teaching Teacher 13. Feeding Smitty his cake 14. “Fuck your guns!” 15. Good-bye, Carlos 16. We want you 17. Gimme a B! Gimme an I! Gimme an R! Gimme a D! 18. Five years in the desert 19. Arresting Rudy Kramer 20. Hello, JJ 21. Pep talk 22. “Motherfucker, if I ever see you in this town again I will fucking bury you in the desert

    where no one will ever fucking find you.” 23. Inhale … Exhale … Inhale … Exhale … 24. Jingle bells, Batman smells, etc. 25. The Solo temporaries 26. Will you be mine? 27. “9-1-1! 9-1-1! Get out of the house!” 28. The Iron Skillet 29. “Look, lady, it’s not like I don’t give a fuck what you’re saying, but I don’t give a

    fuck what you’re saying.” 30. Hoover’s hit 31. No more Solos 32. Big Lou and Gayland Hammack run some game 33. “Get me that brown mustard, not that yellow shit.” ???? ? PART IV. THE END, AGAIN 34. Hydroxycut highway

    35. Bottom rockers are us 36. Call to arms 37 …. 38. Hate and money 39. The bust ???? ? Epilogue Where Are They Now? Plates Author’s Note Glossary Acknowledgments?

Bikers, Cops, and Motorcycle Clubs Involved in

    Operations Riverside and Black Biscuit

    Black Biscuit Task Force Members and Associates byAgency

    (alphabetical by last name)

    Note: The men and women listed below are the principal players found in the text. The

     comprehensive list of officersAcknowledgments section at the end of the book contains a

    .involved with Black Biscuit

    ATF

    Chris Bayless, special agent, aka “Chrisser”? Carlos Canino, special agent, aka “Los” Vince Cefalu, special agent, aka “Vinnie”? John Ciccone, special agent?

    Greg Cowan, special agent, aka “Sugarbear”? Jay Dobyns, special agent, aka “Bird”?

    Alan Futvoye, special agent, aka “Footy”? Steve Gunderson, special agent, aka “Gundo”? Daniel Machonis, group supervisor, aka “Mach One”? Jenna Maguire, special agent, aka “JJ”?

    Tom Mangan, special agent, aka “Teabag”? Joe Slatalla, special agent, aka “Slats”?Jesse Summers, special agent, aka “Summer Breeze”

    OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Gayland Hammack, sergeant, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

    William Long, detective, Phoenix Police Department, aka “Timmy”

    Shawn Wood, sergeant, Arizona Department of Public Safety, aka “Woody”

    ?

    ATF INFORMANTS

    Pops (given name not provided)

    Michael Kramer, Hells Angels member at Mesa, Arizona, and San Fernando Valley, California,

    charters, aka “Mesa Mike”

    Rudolph Kramer, Solo Angeles member, aka “Rudy” (no relation to Michael Kramer)

    Hells Angels by Charter (alphabetical by last name)

    Note: As above, the men listed below are only the significant players found in the text. Many

    .more Hells Angels are mentioned in the pages that follow

    ARIZONA NOMADS, FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

Dennis Denbesten, member, aka “Chef Boy-Ar-Dee”?Donald Smith, member, aka “Smitty”

    CAVE CREEK, ARIZONA

    Ralph Barger, member, aka “Sonny,” “Chief”? Daniel Danza, member, aka “Dirty Dan”?Daniel Seybert, president, aka “Hoover”

    MESA, ARIZONA, AKA “MESA MOB”

Kevin Augustiniak, member?

    Gary Dunham, secretary, aka “Ghost”?

    Paul Eischeid, member?

    Robert Johnston, president, aka “Bad Bob,” “Mesa Bob”? Mike Kramer, member, aka “Mesa Mike” (transferred to San Fernando?Valley, California, charter

    during the case)?Calvin Schaefer, member, aka “Casino Cal”

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA, AKA “HOTHEDZ”

    Robert Mora, member, aka “Chico”

    SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

    Pete Eunice, member, aka “Dago Pete,” “Ramona Pete”

    SKULL VALLEY, ARIZONA, AKA “GRAVEYARD CREW”

    Rudy Jaime, member

    Robert Reinstra, vice president, aka “Bobby”?

     Joseph Richardson, member, aka “Joey,” “Egghead” Theodore Toth, president, aka “Teddy”?George Walters, sergeant at arms, aka “Joby”

    TUCSON, ARIZONA

Douglas Dam, member, aka “Doug”?

    Craig Kelly, president, aka “Fang”?

    Robert McKay, member, aka “Mac” Henry Watkins, prospect, aka “Hank”

    Hells Angels’ Old Ladies

    Dolly Denbesten (wife of Dennis Denbesten)? Staci Laird (girlfriend of Bobby Reinstra)?Lydia Smith (wife of Donald Smith)

    Other Suspects of Note

Alberto (last name unknown), vice president, Mexican Solo Angeles, Tijuana, Mexico?

    Robert Abraham, gun dealer, Bullhead City, Arizona? Tony Cruze, member, Red Devils, Tucson, Arizona? Tim Holt, machinist, Mohave, Arizona?

    Dave “Teacher” Rodarte, president, U. S. Solo Angeles, Los Angeles, California Scott Varvil,

    school nurse, mechanic, Kingman, Arizona

    Arizona Motorcycle Clubs and Charter Locations(alphabetical

    after Hells Angels and Solo Angeles)

    HELLS ANGELS*?

aka “Big Red Machine,” “Red and White,” “81”?Arizona Nomads (Flagstaff), Cave Creek,

    Mesa, Phoenix, Skull Valley, Tucson

    ?

    SOLO ANGELES

aka “Orange Crush”?Arizona Nomads (Bullhead City, Phoenix, Prescott)

    AMERICANS Page

    DESERT ROAD RIDERS Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City

    DEVILS’ DISCIPLES Tucson

    DIRTY DOZEN (DEFUNCT) Phoenix

    HUNS Tucson

    LIMEYS Charter location unknown

    LONERS Globe

    MONGOLS Phoenix

    RED DEVILS Tucson, Phoenix

    SPARTANS

Phoenix?Vietnam Vets Statewide

    Major Motorcycle Clubs Traditionally Adversarial to the Hells

    Angels

    BANDITOS Texas, western states, international; aka “the Red and Gold,” “Bandits”

    MONGOLS California, western states; aka “the Black,” “the Black and White”

    OUTLAWS Midwest and Southern states; aka “OLs”

    PAGANS Eastern states

    ROCK MACHINE Canada (absorbed by Banditos)

    VAGOS California; aka “the Green,” “Greenies”

    *Note: the charters listed are only for Arizona. As noted in the text, the Hells Angels have

    charters in approximately twenty states and twenty-six countries.?

    NOTE TO THE READER:

    The worlds of undercover cops and outlaw bikers are colorful and unique, and each possesses itsown language. If at any time you’re unclear about the terms found on the following pages,please consult the glossary found at the back of this book.?

    If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.

    —THEODORE ROOSEVELT

    ???

    If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive a doer makesmistakes.

    ???

    —JOHN WOODEN

    UCLA MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH, 1948–1975

PART I

THE END

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