Alleged mobsters, ten reputed members of the Colombo crime family, including their leadership were arresting this week. It was in the local region. Moreover, it was due to many crimes that were relating to labor racketeering, attempted extortion. Also, extortionate collection of credit and money laundering conspiracy, the federal prosecutors did say.
Alleged Mobsters and 19-Count Indictment
In a local federal court, the 19-count indictment was unsealed. It charged 14 defendants, including multiple charges against the suspects that are connecting to many schemes. This was in an alleging long-running effort to infiltrate and take control of a local labor union. Also, it’s an affiliating health care benefit program. Therefore, it would be to extort money. Thus, it should have been using for the members of the union. Moreover, this is what a law enforcement official did explain.
Colombo Crime Family
“Today’s charges do describe a long-standing, ruthless pattern by the administration of the Colombo crime family. They were busting on Long Island. Its captains, members, and associates were conspiring to exert control over the management of a labor union. It was threatening to inflict bodily harm on one of its senior officials. In fact, it would devise a scheme to divert or launder vendor contract funds from its healthcare benefits program,” said Jacquelyn M. Kasulis. She is the acting U.S. Attorney for the local Eastern District. Moreover, she has adding along with the schemes for “their own enrichment.” In fact, the suspects have allegedly conspiring to engage in “extortionate loansharking, money laundering and fraud. Plus drug trafficking.”
Across the local region area, there were 14 suspects charged. Also, they include 87-year-old Andrew “Mush” Russo, the boss of the Colombo crime family, 39-year-old Joseph Bellantoni, 52-year-old Thomas Costa, 66-year-old Ralph DiMatteo, 43-year-old Vincent Martino, and 56-year-old Michael Univo. There were also four suspects from local regions that were charging: 56-year-old Dominick Ricciardo, 53-year-old Erin Thompkins, 75-year-old Vincent “Vinny Unions” Ricciardo. As well as 59-year-old John Ragano, who’s nicknames were “Bazoo” and “Maniac.”