An investigation into a man who police say had pipe bombs led detectives to a crime ring, according to Metro.
The I-Team first broke news of Michael Diosdado’s arrest Monday. Metro Police say Diosdado had what appeared to be pipe bombs which were categorized as Improvised Explosive Devices or IED’s.
It was enough to get the bomb squad and the counter-terrorism unit involved.
In addition, investigators say Diosdado also had numerous forged re-encoded credit cards and they later linked him to what appears to be a financial forgery crime ring.
The 46-year-old was arrested on Dec. 19 near Monroe Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. Five of Diosdado’s co-defendants are also in custody.
The investigation has expanded according to his arrest report. Investigators say they tracked down an ex-girlfriend of Diosdado’s who was driving around with a mobile financial forgery lab.
The investigation also continued to at least one home where police say several explosive devices and chemicals were being made along with another financial forgery lab where fake money was being made. There were credit cards in other names, forged ID cards, guns, a rifle scope and ammunition.
Police say Diosdado lived at the home.
He is a three-time convicted felon banned from possessing weapons.
The I-Team has learned there are active warrants for two others: Tina Gaare and Christian Brown-Holmes.
It’s unclear what the exact charges are because police have to figure out how many victims there are and whose money may have been stolen in this alleged scheme.