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Detective Diego Morales is a recurring antagonist in Law & Order: Organized Crime, appearing throughout the season before being the main antagonist in the Season 1 finale "Forget It Jake; It's Chinatown".
He was portrayed by Michael Rivera.
Morales previously worked as a detective with the Gun Violence Suppression Division before being transferred to the Organized Crime Control Bureau where he was partnered with Detective Freddie Washburn. His criminal behaviour didn't start until he started working for Richard Wheatley, a businessman and crime boss that the OCCB were investigating. It was unknown when Morales started working for Wheatley. However, Morales wasn't suspected by the Organized Crime Control Bureau until after Wheatley's imprisonment.
After being spotted by Captain Olivia Benson at the hospital, Morales took Sergeant Ayanna Bell, Detective Elliot Stabler and Captain Olivia Benson hostage at gunpoint. Morales revealed that he was paid a few million dollars to assassinate Wheatley's ex-wife, Angela Wheatley, who was also responsible for the death of Stabler's wife, Kathy.
Morales then attempted to commit suicide before pointing the gun at Bell. However, Bell shot him in self defense to save herself. Benson comforted Bell while Stabler checked on Angela who was dying and struggling to breathe after being poisoned.