Gambino household Mafia crackdown: 16 arrests by Contemporary York feds and Italian authorities

The US District Court for the Japanese District of Contemporary York stands in the Brooklyn borough of Contemporary York Metropolis, January 18, 2019.

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Federal prosecutors in Contemporary York on Wednesday equipped the arrests of 10 men allegedly belonging to or associated with the Gambino Mafia household, as properly as the arrests in Italy of six other alleged organized crime participants and co-workers.

The defendants in Brooklyn federal court docket are accused of a racketeering conspiracy that allegedly alive to “violent extortions, assaults, arson, and union-linked crimes,” the U.S. Attorney’s Enviornment of labor for the Japanese District of Contemporary York stated.

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Prosecutors stated the Brooklyn defendants, who’re charged in a 16-depend indictment, dedicated those crimes as fragment of an effort to dominate Contemporary York’s carting and demolition industries.

The Gambinos are one in every of Contemporary York’s 5 Cosa Nostra organized crime cliques. It previously was once led by the unhurried infamous boss John Gotti, who died in a federal penal complex in Missouri in 2002.

The defendants arrested in Contemporary York on Wednesday included the alleged Gambino captain Joseph “Joe Brooklyn” Lanni.

Prosecutors stated the arrests had been fragment of a coordinated operation with Italian law enforcement, who arrested the six defendants in Italy on charges that consist of mafia association and linked offenses.

One defendant stays at nice in that case.

Prosecutors stated the change defendants in Brooklyn consist of: “Diego ‘Danny’ Tantillo, Angelo Gradilone, additionally identified as ‘Fifi,’ and James LaForte, alleged Gambino infantrymen, Vito Rappa, alleged U.S.-essentially essentially essentially based Sicilian Mafia member and Gambino associate, Francesco Vicari, additionally identified as ‘Uncle Ciccio,’ alleged U.S.-essentially essentially essentially based Sicilian Mafia associate and Gambino associate, and Salvatore DiLorenzo, Robert Brooke, Kyle Johnson, additionally identified as ‘Twin,’ and Vincent Minsquero, additionally identified as ‘Vinny Slick,’ alleged Gambino pals.”

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