Suffolk 11th District: Thomas Barraga, James Alcus

Oct 9, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Newsday

"It's heated up," said new Islip Republican chairman Frank Tantone. "Tom's been reinvigorated.

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They R Comin for Ya

Sag Harbor, NY

#349 Jan 20, 2011
In a major sweep against organized crime figures Thursday, the FBI arrested more than 100 accused mobsters and conspirators on Long Island and in New York, New Jersey and New England, including a former Suffolk police officer, officials said in court documents.
Former Suffolk County police Emergency Services Unit officer Robert Dito was assigned to investigate illegal gambling - but instead allegedly conspired to protect a gambling operation at a Ronkonkoma club by tipping off owners to police raids, authorities said.
Dito, who also was supposed to investigate Gambino and Colombo crime family soldiers and associates, was charged with obstructing a state investigation.
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Some of those arrested were indicted on charges of involvement in illegal gambling at clubs in Westbury and Bohemia, while others were charged with extortion involving club owners.
One of the alleged operators of the Ronkonkoma club, whom authorities identified as Robert Berliner, was charged as a co-conspirator with Dito.
Officials said Dito was involved in a tip-off to a raid scheduled for Aug. 10, 2009.
Sixteen of the organized crime figures were arrested on Long Island, sources familiar with the investigation said.
Several prominent New York crime family leaders were among those arrested. Among the charges were murder, narcotics trafficking, extortion, gambling and labor racketeering.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held a news conference Thursday at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn with the U.S. attorneys for the Eastern and Southern districts, Loretta Lynch and Preet Bharara, as well as the U.S. attorneys for New Jersey and Rhode Island.
Sources familiar with the arrests said a number of the cases involved are unrelated. But, as one official said: "It was felt that they are ripe for prosecution at this time."
Those arrested on Long Island are to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in federal court in Central Islip before U.S. Magistrate Arlene Lindsey.
Among those arrested were Andrew Russo, the acting head of the Colombo family, and Robert Vernace, a member of the ruling council of the Gambino family, sources said.
Vernace was charged with a double murder in Queens in 1981, the sources said.
The victims were the owners of the Shamrock bar in Richmond Hill, Richard Godkin and John D'Agnese.
The arrests deal another blow to New York's organized crime families, as recent investigations aided by mobster informants have chipped away at the families' ranks and have ended in prison terms for several leaders.
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oil funneling

Huntington Station, NY

#350 Jan 21, 2011
Can't Fix it now! Will didn't like being used!
Need Transparency

Sag Harbor, NY

#351 Feb 4, 2011
As the most expensive sports league in West Islip, will the Little League now put its financials on its website?

Why wouldn't they?
Auditor

Elizabeth, NJ

#352 Feb 8, 2011
Need Transparency wrote:
As the most expensive sports league in West Islip, will the Little League now put its financials on its website?
Why wouldn't they?
They cant be transparent cause there is nothin to show. It is all gone.
WILL Board

Sag Harbor, NY

#353 Feb 26, 2011
Auditor wrote:
<quoted text>They cant be transparent cause there is nothin to show. It is all gone.
PermaPave Verigreen, Vincent Buonauro, Permeable Solutions Personal Investment made of $100,000 3 years ago, empty promises, lots of excuses, unbelievable stories, still no money
WILL Outrage

West Islip, NY

#354 Feb 28, 2011
WILL Board wrote:
<quoted text>
PermaPave Verigreen, Vincent Buonauro, Permeable Solutions Personal Investment made of $100,000 3 years ago, empty promises, lots of excuses, unbelievable stories, still no money
That explains the big donations to the little league.

It is called "money laundering"
League Treasurer

Southampton, NY

#355 Mar 1, 2011
WILL Outrage wrote:
<quoted text>
That explains the big donations to the little league.
It is called "money laundering"
We give guys like this league board positions and coaching positions.
Treasurer of LL

Huntington Station, NY

#356 Mar 1, 2011
WILL Outrage wrote:
<quoted text>
That explains the big donations to the little league.
It is called "money laundering"
You got that right.
paw

Amityville, NY

#357 Mar 8, 2013
jim alcus is a crook a theif dont beleive a word he says i ve known him for over 20 years he will rob you and then try to justify his crooked ways!!
paw

Amityville, NY

#358 Mar 8, 2013
Seriously wrote:
No she is not; she is a co-chair; meaning she shares the responsiblity with someone else. But committee, denotes more than one person. It's not the "Shack Person"..........it's the "shack committee". Once again, you are misguided and misinformed and clearly short on fact and long on inuendo. If what you say is true, then once again, an entire group of individuals is part of the "conspiracy". You are pathetic in your attempt to discredit anyone and anything associated with Mr. Alcus. Jim Alcus must truly be a "powerful" and persuasive man, to have an entire community involved in a "conspiracy"......Gi ve me a break. You are ridiculous.
JIM ALCUS IS A THEIF A LIAR jim alcus is the devil in clown clothing he wiill rob you and lie to you and your whole family dont trust jim alcus !,
paw

Amityville, NY

#359 Mar 8, 2013
jim alcus a criminal and belongs behind bars
will

West Islip, NY

#360 Mar 9, 2013
paw wrote:
jim alcus a criminal and belongs behind bars
Sounds like someone that didn't put a VOTE FOR STEVE GELLAR sign on his lawn didn't get the west islip little league team he thought he was gonna get.
When are you gonna learn that Alcus only gives teams to those desperate live thru their kids guys who "give" something back to him? Take a page from all the west islip parents of talented ball players that took their kids to other teams. West Islip little league is a laughing stock that has nothin to do w/teaching kids the game.
deely

Bronx, NY

#361 Sep 1, 2013
Thomas barraga.:.Im on board sir,west islip is yours and brentwood soon will be too.we believe in you Tom.your experience and willingness to work with our civic leader's to improve the quality of life in brentwoid will not go un-noticed......your pal,tom deely.(tommy Irish.)
deely

Bronx, NY

#362 Sep 1, 2013
Come get me.David besso4th st bay shore.roll the dice cousin Henry.who am I cuz film.let's camps to trial so I can win again maradalvatrucha /aryan brotherhood all day.I am the Irish mafia an my padre gets down con brown.:...@@@@@@@h partial soldiers wait.
shamus

Bronx, NY

#363 Sep 1, 2013
Yo,brothers I keep hearing about this kid.they say he stands 5"8 weigh'$ 175 but is as tough as a bar of iron.is he with the cartel because the mob wants him.all the families except the "gambino'$ cause they say they cannot handle another "John gotti."
connetquot

Bronx, NY

#364 Sep 1, 2013
I know for afact that before he entered the army in92 he got his upper lip bitten off in a street fight.he never made a peep and kept fighting until his opponent,a.250lb steroids monster gave up.he has the heart of a lion with the courage to go along with it.I hate to say this but he would fit right in with those guy's..It's who he is,or whom he has become!
connetquot

Bronx, NY

#365 Sep 1, 2013
Go duck yourselves
deely

New York, NY

#366 Sep 8, 2013
Connetquot,I was a 21 year ill kid back then. I take myself much more seriously now tan I do then.now if somebody cheap shotted me I would put them in the ground..no shit.I chose to for.mm.give billy serviss of ronko even though my friend silencio and the homies want that to be my initialization into the club....Patria....
connetquot

New York, NY

#367 Sep 8, 2013
O.k. tommy.
deelybopper

Bronx, NY

#368 Sep 14, 2013
I forgave b.s. a decade ago..besides I don't think the cartel would have ever accepted me if it wasn't for con tu homies that donnybrook.I'm sorry frank tantone,I love being a republican and working for you and also "big ed Walsh.I can be a fiction writer on these blog's right.you were there for me frank tantone and I won't DIEGo I am going to make things right.mmvelasques..silencio I am cmfortable.

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