La Costa Nostra Mob defendants from Massapequa

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Crime Familys

Bronx, NY

#1 Jan 23, 2011
Federal and state agents arrested nearly 120 reputed Mafia members from seven East Coast organized crime families Thursday, the largest coordinated arrest in the FBI's decades-long crackdown on La Cosa Nostra, the Justice Department said.
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Largest-ever Mafia sweep makes nearly 120 arrests
Feds make 'historic' mob arrests
Mob engaged in 'violent and illegal' acts
More than 800 law enforcement officers participated in the pre-dawn raids in New York City, New Jersey and New England, arresting defendants charged with crimes including murder, loansharking, extortion and labor racketeering. A total of 127 people have been charged, including alleged high-ranking members of some of the five New York City-based families, officials said.
The sweeping allegations against families with names such as Colombo and Gambino and men with titles such as consigliere and underboss recalled Mafia movies that have lingered in the popular imagination for decades. But authorities emphasized that the government still faces a deadly and resilient foe.
Federal officials said the scope and severity of the charges - which covered several alleged mob hits from the 1980s and 1990s and a 2002 murder in Queens, N.Y.- showed that the Mafia, also called La Cosa Nostra, is unbowed by the law enforcement crackdown.
"The notion that today's mob families are more genteel and less violent than in the past is put to lie by the charges contained in the indictments unsealed today," said Janice Fedarcyk, assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York field office. "Even more of a myth is the notion that the mob is a thing of the past, that La Cosa Nostra is a shadow of its former self."
But experts on the Mafia said the FBI's success has severely weakened the traditional organized crime families, whose members have been paraded off to prison in large numbers since the mid-1980s. Thursday's raids were the latest in a series of mass arrests, a tactic that experts said has become increasingly popular in recent years.
"A lot of these people have already been out of business for a very, very long time,'' said Jay Albanese, a Virginia Commonwealth University professor who studies organized crime. He said roughly 7,000 to 8,000 organized crime figures have been convicted nationwide since the first major racketeering indictment against the mob in 1985.
Albanese said mass arrests are designed, in part, to reinforce what has been one of the FBI's most successful tactics: recruiting mob turncoats. "You lock them up in different places, and everyone is much more willing to cut a deal because their best buddies have been arrested as well," Albanese said.
It was unclear whether attorneys had been appointed for the defendants, who were to appear in federal courts in four judicial districts.
Recently, the focus has been increasingly on Russian and other international organized crime organizations, which are also the subject of a Justice Department crackdown.
But Thursday's indictments had a certain sense of familiarity.
Some of the 85 defendants charged in federal court in Brooklyn are accused members of the New Jersey-based Decavalcante family, widely viewed as an inspiration for the television show "The Sopranos.''
And some of those charged - such as Andrew Russo, 76, alleged street boss of the Colombo family, and Richard Fusco, 74, reputed consigliere of the Colombo family - had job titles familiar to viewers of "The Godfather" and other Mafia movies stretching back to the 1970s.
Among other alleged high-ranking mob defendants charged are Luigi Manocchio, 83, former boss of the New England La Costa Nostra; Benjamin Castellazzo, 73, acting underboss of the Colombo family; and Joseph Corozzo, 69, consigliere of the Gambino family. In all, officials said, more than 30 official members of La Cosa Nostra, or "made men," face charges.
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Bronx, NY

#2 Jan 23, 2011
"A lot of these guys are very heavy hitters,'' said Robert J. Castelli, a Republican New York state assemblyman and former organized crime investigator. He called the arrests "very significant,'' but he added: "Is La Cosa Nostra gone because of this? Absolutely not. These people have the ability to change with the times.''
The crimes covered in the indictments include the 1993 murder of Colombo family underboss Joseph Scopo, who was shot in the passenger seat of a car outside his residence in Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. Other counts involve the Colombo crime family's alleged long-standing control of a cement and concrete workers union in New York City.
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tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#3 Sep 2, 2013
We Hayes spread out like a beach blanket now covering c.I.,bellport,wyandanch,no barrio :.Brentwood under the mm umbrella and we wish mm.:a with a would.:boom!
tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#4 Sep 2, 2013
We started from the bottom now we're here.started com the bottom now my whole team'cracking here!otoh mafia.
tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#5 Sep 2, 2013
U van tap my cell:.you van rout my bell.:u can claim Im nuts.I can kill your muts.but if u aren't true,lord you boys in blue.I can make it rain.:pumping house of pain.
tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#6 Sep 2, 2013
So we exchange a few words,but he's got me swerved.enough to pull the handcuffs,I'll huff and puff and blow your head off@.we're not goin out like dat,we're not going out like dat.:we're not goin ouuuuut!!
silencio

Bronx, NY

#7 Sep 2, 2013
Cai te .:hermano.$
tomas

Bronx, NY

#8 Sep 2, 2013
It'$ from2011 Sills u really think the j.Edgar Hoover's know about my relationship with the cartel.I'nobody.
silencio

Bronx, NY

#9 Sep 2, 2013
You have know idea what you are destined to become do u?
tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#10 Sep 2, 2013
I don't care Sills ,I am gonna be able to help many children,gays,and anyone war being wronged on long island.I will be more than a made guy .
silencio

Bronx, NY

#11 Sep 2, 2013
You will end up in the state penetentiary doing double life for countless murder's which you helped orchestrate for the Mexican mafia.u won't rat no matter what they dangle in front of you and your padre will look down on you and be proud...that's what the homies'say anyway soldier!
tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#12 Sep 2, 2013
Wow you really know how to make a guy feel good Sills.
silencio

Bronx, NY

#13 Sep 2, 2013
What else are you gonna do.o.k so it'$ not about $ with us,we have become familia.what are you gonna do when that family beckons for you,:refuse?its already past the point of no return Tomas.you have big soldiers and we will always be Tue hermano's.you have gone above and beyond and probably stopped a near riot at riker's..every color respects the velasquez.deely marriage.la eme forever tommy deely.
tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#14 Sep 2, 2013
What Sills,It's like written in the scriptures or something??
sills

Bronx, NY

#15 Sep 2, 2013
Or some our thing.Tomas it's what you want own it!
tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#16 Sep 2, 2013
I need to be in la Costa nostra if anyone is to take me serious silencio but I will ask for dual citizenship with the mm.
silencio

Bronx, NY

#17 Sep 2, 2013
It can be granted,not often but you are a special circumstance Tomas deely and we love having you gringo!!
tommy deely

Bronx, NY

#18 Sep 2, 2013
I just want to make a difference.I want mean kids to think twice this year before try pick on a little,or god help them slow child.I know I can only do this trough these words you hear.I know that fear last's longer than love,but I can have both.silencio we have to be the potector's of children not the polar opposite.help me silencio,I know your heart is not all black.our thing is forever,and so are our souls.
silencio

Bronx, NY

#19 Sep 2, 2013
You have to stop Tomas,the homies respect you...they know your story and admire your guts but how are you eme when you speak like a pacifist.the homies will think you have no heart..your soft...is that what you want Tomas?
Badtothebone

Deer Park, NY

#20 Sep 3, 2013
tommy deely wrote:
So we exchange a few words,but he's got me swerved.enough to pull the handcuffs,I'll huff and puff and blow your head off@.we're not goin out like dat,we're not going out like dat.:we're not goin ouuuuut!!
You friggin fool!

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