The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is considered an organized crime syndicate by the U.S. Department of Justice. Founded in 1948, it is generally viewed as the epitome of the outlaw bikercounterculture of the 1960s. The Hells Angels as a group has been shown to take in large sums of money from illegal activities such as prostitution, illegal pornography, extortion, fraudulent telemarketing and drug trafficking, but the club itself has traditionally claimed that these are individuals within the club that are involved and not the club as a whole. In rural areas of the United States (especially the U.S. South and Southwest), it has been claimed by law enforcement that the Hells Angels are heavily involved with the production and distribution of methamphetamine.VideoVideo: 2013 Documentary. Video: Location and date unknown, Hells Angels in Germany.