Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Staten Island Drug Dealers Plead Guilty

Richard Fallacaro and Joseph Fallacaro, the two brothers who reportedly were "co-owners" of Jo Jo's Auto Parts on Staten Island, NY, are among the seven who pleaded guilty today for their roles in a cocaine trafficking operation according to Jeff Harrell for the Staten Island Advance:

Richard Fallacaro, 33, of Tottenville, and Joseph Fallacaro, 35, of Prince's Bay, each copped to a count of first-degree drug possession stemming from charges they used UPS and Federal Express to import between six and 15 kilograms of cocaine from California a week and re-sold the drugs for thousands in profits out of their Page Avenue auto shop. Under the agreement with the state attorney general's office, both brothers, who were remanded into custody today, face nine years in prison when they return to state Supreme Court, St. George, Sept. 25 for sentencing in front of Justice Leonard P. Rienzi.

The Fallacaro brothers were turned in by reputed mob associate Joe Vollaro:

Vollaro recorded telephone conversations with the Fallacaros' and wore a wire to conduct drug deals for state prosecutors before ratting out the entire Gambino crime family, triggering a massive federal sweep that led to 63 arrests of Gambino members and associates in 2007.

John Annese reported earlier this year for the Staten Island Advance that, according to authorities, one of the customers of the Fallacaro brothers "was Michael Urciuoli, 44, reputed mobster known to his associates in the Bonanno crime family as 'Mike the Electrician.'"


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