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Over 100 Suspected Mobsters Arrested in Northeast

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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Over 100 Suspected Mobsters Arrested in Northeast


online.wsj.com

JANUARY 20, 2011, 11:28 A.M. ET.
By MICHAEL ROTHFELD And SEAN GARDINER
More than 100 members of alleged organized-crime families, their associates and others were arrested Thursday morning in a sweep by federal agents and police in three states.

The arrests were made around the New York area, in New Jersey and in Rhode Island on charges including labor racketeering, loan sharking, conspiracy, drug trafficking, arson, extortion and murder.

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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Wow, talk about a roundup....
100 mobsters at one time. Is there a new Elliot Ness in town?
For those of you who are not sure who that is, here's an explanation:



More from the article:

"Today's arrests and charges mark an important step forward in disrupting La Cosa Nostra's illegal activities," U.S Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. Mr. Holder described the operation as the "largest single day" takedown of the mob."



online.wsj.com
(visit the link for the full news article

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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LOL at the charges bought up on em. sounds like they shuold also go after our FED wih charges like that!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by ziggy1706
LOL at the charges bought up on em. sounds like they shuold also go after our FED wih charges like that!

No doubt! It is like the pot calling the kettle black. "don't steal... The government hates competition!" (bumper sticker wisdom).



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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Let me guess.
In a plea bargain agreement, they all agree to be IRS collection agents in lieu of a prison term.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by redzareptile

Originally posted by ziggy1706
(bumper sticker wisdom).

lol



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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"Today's arrests and charges mark an important step forward in disrupting La Cosa Nostra's illegal activities," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. Mr. Holder described the operation as the "largest single day" takedown of the mob. "The members of La Cosa Nostra are among the most dangerous criminals in our country. It is an ongoing threat, a major threat to the economic well-being of this country."


Disrupting?


Does Holder have any idea who he is really messing with here?

If he gets convictions, or at least an informant or two to talk out of this, would he be willing to follow the trail of corruption leading straight into federal agencies?

This could be the first time in history that the acting attorney general makes the unofficial list as "Public Enemy #1.

Good luck bringing the entire operation down.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Looks like these folks are being held in Fort Hamilton Army base in NYC...

here's the story..


Mafia bust nets 127 suspected members of organized crime in sweeping crackdown

...Federal agents launched the largest one-day crackdown on organized crime in FBI history before dawn.

By noon, the brig at Fort Hamilton was stuffed with members of the Genovese, Gambino, DeCavalcante, Colombo, Bonanno and Lucchese families.

"Some of these men were involved in classic mob murders," said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. "Some were senseless murders."...



Here's the army base's website.. www.hamilton.army.mil...






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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Thanks for that link!

It makes sense that the mobsters would be held on a military base
vs. a traditional prison given the nature of these guys.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by manta78
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Thanks for that link!

It makes sense that the mobsters would be held on a military base
vs. a traditional prison given the nature of these guys.


Some of those arrested could have been held in a nursing home


* Andrew (Mush) Russo, 76, alleged street boss of Colombo Family.

* Joseph (JoJo) Corozzo, 69, reputed Gambino family consigliere.

* Benjamin Castellazzo, 73, believed to be a Colombo family underboss.

* Luigi Manocchio, 83, suspected former boss in the New England mob, who was arrested in Ft. Lauderdale.


Out with the old in with the new?




posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade

Originally posted by manta78
reply to post by JacKatMtn
 


Thanks for that link!

It makes sense that the mobsters would be held on a military base
vs. a traditional prison given the nature of these guys.


Some of those arrested could have been held in a nursing home


* Andrew (Mush) Russo, 76, alleged street boss of Colombo Family.

* Joseph (JoJo) Corozzo, 69, reputed Gambino family consigliere.

* Benjamin Castellazzo, 73, believed to be a Colombo family underboss.

* Luigi Manocchio, 83, suspected former boss in the New England mob, who was arrested in Ft. Lauderdale.


Out with the old in with the new?



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Although I am not supportive in any way of the actions of mobsters, I have a feeling that any of the 4 you mentioned above could easily wipe 10 young punk hoods off the street by blinking if they chose to....
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by manta78

Although I am not supportive in any way of the actions of mobsters, I have a feeling that any of the 4 you mentioned above could easily wipe 10 young punk hoods off the street by blinking if they chose to....


Absolutely... Or anyone else, including law enforcement, government officials and federal agents.

The problem for Holder will not only be in getting convictions (there are reasons why these old crimes were never used to make arrests) it will be within his own JD and corruption in particular.

What about LCN affiliates in Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Los Angeles?

Among others... The failure is not disrupting the entire operation including corruption within and arresting EVERYONE involved... Taking these actions now are only for show by Holder, and the JD.

Where are recent crimes?

Is every arrest related to decades old criminal activity?

If the majority is, then the answer is simple... The key figures are within the JD and, cannot be charged, arrested or convicted of anything.

In other words, life goes on.... Business as usual!

In my opinion, of course.


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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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You get some of your answers from the link provided by mod JackKatMtn:

"Janice Fedarcyk, who heads the FBI's New York office, said their year-long probe was aided by turncoat mobsters more interested in cutting deals than honoring the mob code. "The vow of silence that is part of the oath of 'omerta' is more myth than reality today," she said."

Unless you are affiliated with the justice department, neither you or I have any idea whether or not any
more busts are planned for the future. There are many more cities other than the few you mentioned, involved in La Costra Nostra including:

Buffalo, New York (The Arm)
Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Outfit)
Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland crime family)
Dallas, Texas (Dallas crime family)
Detroit, Michigan (Detroit Partnership)
Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City crime family)
Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles crime family)
New England (Patriarca family)
New Jersey (DeCavalcante family)
New Orleans, Louisiana (Marcello family)
New York, New York (The Five Families)
Bonanno family
Colombo family
Gambino family
Genovese family
Lucchese family
Northeastern Pennsylvania (Bufalino family)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Scarfo family)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh crime family)
Rochester, New York (Rochester crime family)
St. Louis, Missouri (St. Louis crime family)
Tampa, Florida (Trafficante family)

Source: en.wikipedia.org...

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by manta78

You get some of your answers from the link provided by mod JackKatMtn:

"Janice Fedarcyk, who heads the FBI's New York office, said their year-long probe was aided by turncoat mobsters more interested in cutting deals than honoring the mob code. "The vow of silence that is part of the oath of 'omerta' is more myth than reality today," she said."


An age old tactic to use the media and news to generate mistrust amongst active mobsters... Really, really old, and predictable. The best ways to honor that vow of silence is accidental death, murder or suicide. There isn't any information turncoats can give investigators that cannot be traced to the source by active members of the families, and/or corrupt feds... And they have their own informants on the inside... All the way to the top offices!



Unless you are affiliated with the justice department, neither you or I have any idea whether or not any
more busts are planned for the future. There are many more cities other than the few you mentioned, involved in La Costra including:


They've had their fun. I doubt there will be any moves made on the affiliates with the most notorious ties to corruption within the agencies and the JD itself.



Buffalo, New York (The Arm)
Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Outfit)
Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland crime family)
Dallas, Texas (Dallas crime family)
Detroit, Michigan (Detroit Partnership)
Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City crime family)
Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles crime family)
New England (Patriarca family)
New Jersey (DeCavalcante family)
New Orleans, Louisiana (Marcello family)
New York, New York (The Five Families)
Bonanno family
Colombo family
Gambino family
Genovese family
Lucchese family
Northeastern Pennsylvania (Bufalino family)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Scarfo family)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh crime family)
Rochester, New York (Rochester crime family)
St. Louis, Missouri (St. Louis crime family)
Tampa, Florida (Trafficante family)

Source: en.wikipedia.org...


Few of those have the protection of layers of corruption than those I alluded to in my previous post.

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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The reason why they never made arrests in the past is because the juries, judges, and cops were bribed. That's also why they are being held at Fort Hamilton instead of Central Booking in Brooklyn - because the NYPD has a long history of taking bribes from the mafia. That's where the expression "being on the pad" came from. The Army base is more secure and it's harder to bribe the MP's being that most have no ties to NY and come from across the United States as with the military as whole.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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For the love of god arrest those idiots from jersey shore!!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, how come you know so much about the families?

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by manta78
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If you don't mind me asking, how come you know so much about the families?


Purely incidental, accidental, unintentional happening, with discoveries held strictly and forcibly beyond any means of disclosure at this time.

A rabbit hole no one should ever fall into.



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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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Hmmm....Interesting reply.
Thanks!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Here's a new video on this topic: (scroll down the page)

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