Genovese crime family
Authorities say one of those charged is 80-year-old Charles Tuzzo of Bayside, New York, a reputed capo in the Genovese crime family.
Sharpton acknowledged Tuesday that he helped the feds investigate New York Mafia figures, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss.
The Smoking Gun website said Monday that it obtained hundreds of pages of secret court filings and FBI memos providing new details about Sharpton’s relationship with the feds.
The Smoking Gun reported Monday that Sharpton recorded conversations with associates in the mob using a bugged briefcase.
A dozen members of three of the Genovese, Gambino and Luchese crime families are among those in custody, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
There will be no Mother’s Day celebration for Genovese crime family capo Anthony Palumbo, whose dear old mom turns 91 next week.
Thursday was a good day for federal agents and bad day for the mob. In the morning the FBI made arrests from New England to Florida. In all, 127 mafia members and associates were charged.