Bonanno Crime Family

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Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Indictments Against Reputed Bonanno Crime Family Members

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.

06/18/2014

A suspect in an alleged mafia drug smuggling ring is escorted by FBI agents in Manhattan on Feb. 11, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Italy, US Crack Down On International Mafia Drug Smuggling

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.

02/11/2014

Manhattan Supreme Court (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Reputed Bonanno Boss Arraigned On New Charges

Nicholas Santora is accused of trafficking narcotics, extorting victims, loan-sharking and running an offshore Internet gambling operation.

08/21/2013

Guns prosecutors said were seized from the homes of alleged members of the Bonanno crime family (credit: Manhattan District Attorney's Office)

DA: Members Of Bonanno Crime Crew Indicted In NYC Mob Crackdown

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.

07/09/2013

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Mobster Pleads Guilty To Massive International Drug Trafficking Ring

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.

05/23/2013

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announces the take down of a gambling ring - Oct. 25, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Queens D.A. Announces Indictments In Nationwide Sports Betting Ring

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.

10/25/2012

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Staten Island Mobsters Sentenced For Loansharking

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.

08/20/2012

Vincent Basciano (file / credit: AP)

Ex-Mob Boss Turns On Accused Mafia Captain Vincent ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ Basciano

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.

04/12/2011