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Bandidos Motorcycle Club

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Bandidos Motorcycle Club
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Wikipedia: Bandidos Motorcycle Club
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History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Bandidos Motorcycle Club page on 3 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Bandido Nation, is a "one-percenter" motorcycle club with a worldwide membership. The club was formed in 1966 by Don Chambers in Texas. Its motto is "We are the people your parents warned you about." It is estimated to have 5,000 members in 210 chapters, located in 22 countries.

History

The Bandidos were founded by 36-year-old dockworker Donald Chambers in March 1966 in Houston, Texas. He named the club in honor of the Mexican bandits who lived by their own rules and he recruited members from biker bars locally in Houston as well as in Corpus Christi, Galveston, and San Antonio. Like other outlaw motorcycle clubs (Outlaws, the Pagans, and the Hells Angels), they call themselves "One Percenters", a phrase coined by the former president of the American Motorcyclist Association who once stated that 99 percent of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens and 1 percent "outlaws." By the early 1970s, the club had over one hundred members, including many Vietnam War veterans. The majority of the club consists of Caucasian males but Hispanics are also admitted. Their motto is "We are the people your parents warned you about."



Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
6 January 2016[Authorities Arrest Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership]
United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin Jr., Western District of Texas

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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
16 December 2015
filing date
United States of America v. John Xavier Portillo, Jeffrey Fay Pike, and Justin Cole Forster
Indictment
United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division

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- 2.5MB - 23 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
27 September 2011Metro Gang Task Force Arrests Bandidos Motorcycle Club Members and Their AssociatesU.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado
27 September 2011Nearly 40 Members and Associates of Bandido Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Charged in Three Districts for Alleged Drug and Firearm OffensesU.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs
7 January 2016Federal Agents Arrest Leaders of Bandidos Motorcycle Band in TexasGreg Flakus, VOA News
6 January 2016Authorities Arrest Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
23 March 2016Dozens More Bikers Indicted in 2015 Texas ShootoutVOA News
7 July 2016Federal Grand Jury Adds Defendant and Murder Charge to Indictment Against Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization LeadershipU.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
12 October 2016San Antonio Bandidos Member Pleads Guilty to MurderU.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
2 March 2017Federal Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment Against Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization LeadershipU.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
22 September 2017Two Bandidos Plead Guilty to Federal Charges in Connection with the Murder of Hells Angel Anthony Benesh in 2006U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
25 September 2017Third Bandido Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge in Connection with the Murder of Hells Angel Anthony Benesh in 2006U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
27 September 2017Fourth Bandido Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge in Connection with the Murder of Hells Angel Anthony Benesh in 2006U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
17 May 2018Jury Convicts Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership on All Federal ChargesU.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
24 September 2018Former Bandidos National Vice President Sentenced to Life in Federal PrisonU.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
26 September 2018Former Bandidos National President Sentenced to Life in Federal PrisonU.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
7 March 2019Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Member Arrested for Retaliating Against an InformantU.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas


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