Bonanno Crime Family
Nicholas “Nicky Mouth” Santora, the alleged underboss of the organization, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court with seven co-defedants facing charges of extortion, loan-sharking, gambling and drug dealing.
Seven people have been arrested by the FBI in the New York City area as part of an international crackdown on mafia drug smuggling, U.S. authorities told CBS News.
Nicholas Santora is accused of trafficking narcotics, extorting victims, loan-sharking and running an offshore Internet gambling operation.
A two-year investigation dismantled one crew of the family, including a captain, two capos, a soldier and several associates, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.
Alessandro Tallone of the Rizzuto organized crime family based in Montreal is one of ten members of that branch of La Cosa Nostra charged with trafficking over $1 billion worth of marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy into the U.S.
25 people have been indicted in the nationwide sports betting ring that had tentacles in several Las Vegas casinos, where NYPD Inspector Brian O’Neil says operatives influenced legal betting to increase payouts.
Federal Judge Carol Amon Monday sentenced four out of five Staten Island mobsters convicted of loansharking, a violent money making staple of the Bonanno crime family.
There was mob history in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday. For the first time, the boss of one of New York’s five families testified for the government.