Go for a Ride in Gritty Fact-based Series "Gangland Undercover"

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16 February 2015
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Gangland Undercover
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 "Gangland Undercover"
Premieres Tuesday, February 24 at 10 PM ET/PT on HISTORY

 
          HISTORY is taking viewers inside a covert operation in the new fact-based drama series, GANGLAND UNDERCOVER, which chronicles meth dealer turned ATF infiltrator Charles Falco’s mission inside one of America’s most notoriously violent outlaw motorcycle gangs. Giving a rare look inside this historically infamous  and violent biker gang through of the eyes of an undercover informant, the six-episode series premieres on HISTORY Tuesday, February 24 at 10 PM ET/PT and is based on Falco’s 2013 memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs.”

          GANGLAND UNDERCOVER follows Falco’s three-year mission living a double-life as an ATF informant planted inside the one of the most historically dangerous motorcycle gangs, the California-based Vagos –  a criminal group involved in drug trafficking, arms smuggling, money laundering  and murder. Falco initially took on the assignment out of self-preservation, to avoid 20 years in prison on drug charges, but his outlook soon shifted, becoming a quest to achieve justice. Operation 22 Green, as it was known, ended in March 2006 with the arrests of 25 gang members.

          Drawing on the wealth of material from Falco’s book, along with broader documented historical research of inter-gang rivalries, the series will capture the reality of outlaw biker counter-culture: a world in which freedom is equated with the right to carry guns and trade drugs with impunity, a world in which respect can be earned through fear.
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