Charles Falco was born and raised in Los Angeles. He was a privately contracted infiltrator for the ATF and currently one of the foremost biker gang experts in the United States. He is one of only a small group of men in the world who have successfully infiltrated three of the world’s largest and deadliest biker gangs and the only private contractor in the world that has accomplished this feat. His experiences are memorialized in his acclaimed book, Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws: My Infiltrations into America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs and in the History Channel television series based on his book, Gangland Undercover.
Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Falco infiltrated the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws in separate investigations that spanned years and coasts.
Falco spent almost three years infiltrating the Vagos gang and rose to Secretary Treasurer and Sgt. at Arms of the Victorville, California chapter. He served time in San Bernardino’s Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement to protect his cover and the investigation. Falco recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Protection Program. But discontent to remain on the sidelines and motivated by a strong sense of duty, he eventually left the Program and volunteer again to infiltrate the Mongols and Outlaws, rising in rank to Vice President of the Petersburg, Virginia Outlaws chapter.
His efforts helped culminate sixty two arrests of members for various crimes, including assault and murder.