News Release
February 7, 2007

Diablos Motorcycle Club Associate Sentenced to 30 Months
in Federal Prison

FEB 7 -- June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that THOMAS GIACOMI, age 39, of 410 Cricket Hollow Lane, Eustic, Florida, and formerly of 74 Meriden Road, Waterbury, Connecticut, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing cocaine. GIACOMI pleaded guilty to the offense on May 26, 2006.

GIACOMI, an associate member of The Diablos Motorcycle Club, was arrested on December 7, 2005, following a long-term investigation into the Diablos in Waterbury and Meriden, Connecticut. The investigation utilized various investigative techniques including controlled purchases of narcotics by a cooperating witness, purchases of narcotics by law enforcement officers acting in an undercover capacity, extensive physical surveillance, and a wiretap. The investigation resulted in federal charges being lodged against 12 full-patch members and known associates of the Diablos. Additional Diablos members and associates were charged by state authorities.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, throughout 2005, GIACOMI regularly distributed quantities of cocaine on behalf of other members of the motorcycle club, primarily at the Philthy Ox Saloon in Waterbury.

U.S. Attorney O’Connor praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police, and Waterbury Police Department, which conducted a joint investigation for approximately 18 months.