Diablos Motorcycle Club
|Location||San Bernardino, California|
|Founder||John J. “Jack” Baltas, Snr.|
|Type||Outlaw motorcycle club|
The Diablos Motorcycle Club is a "one-percenter" outlaw motorcycle club that has chapters in cities across the United States. Also referred to as the Los Diablos MC.
On September 24, 1998, Diablo club member Raymond "Stoney" Stone and seven other members were charged with various crimes (including Stone's confession in his involvement in the 1992 murder of rival gang member Mike D'Amato of Wallingford, Connecticut's James Gang MC for which he would be sentenced to 20 years imprisonment).
Keith Gallagher, the vice president of the Diablos' national chapter, was indicted on charges of cocaine trafficking on January 24, 2006.
Diablos member Jerry Louis Fantauzzi was arrested on December 7, 2005, following a long-term investigation into the Diablos in Waterbury and Meriden, Connecticut. On November 20, 2006, he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment on charges of drug dealing.
On April 22, 2012, the national leader and founder of the Diablos, Jack Baltas, died at the age of 70, two days after being released from prison after being incarcerated for trafficking drugs.
- Devito, Carlo. Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2005. ISBN 0-8160-4848-7
- Bauermeister, Alex (January 24, 2006), National Motorcycle Gang Vice President Indicted On Cocaine Distribution Charges (press release), Massachusetts Attorney General, archived from the original on 24 September 2006
- Diablos Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison