Rock Hill Hell’s Angels member Dan Bifield, a/k/a Diamond Dan, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO).
He faces up to twenty years in prison as a result of his RICO plea and will be sentenced in March 2013 by U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie.
Bifield of the Hells Angels’ Rock Hell City Nomad Chapter in South Carolina took part in a pattern of racketeering activity across the state from Rock Hill to Lexington. The group was also involved in narcotics trafficking and money laundering.
A previous indictment charged twenty members and associates of the Hells Angels with racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, robbery, arson, and firearms trafficking after a two-year interagency investigation by the South Carolina Hells Angels Task Force (SCHATF), made up of federal and state agencies as well as local law enforcement officers.