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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gambino Associate Gets 27 Months In Firearms Case

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In Las Vegas, NV, Christiano DeCarlo, an ex-felon with alleged ties to the Gambino crime family, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison following his conviction on a firearms offense as reported by Doug McMurdo for the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Last April DeCarlo was arrested in connection with stalking a longtime girlfriend who obtained a restraining order against him. Police responded to the home to find DeCarlo in the front yard holding a pistol to his throat. A seven-hour standoff ended only after DeCarlo shot himself in the chest.
A decade ago DeCarlo got ten years as the alleged "mastermind of an extortion plot designed to take over the city's outcall entertainment industry, with a little help from the Gambino crime family":  "Among his six co-defendants were reputed Gambino mob family member Mario Stefano, and Vincent Congiusti, who prosecutors said was an expert in torture."  At the time DeCarlo allegedly owned Men of Las Vegas as reported by Carri Geer Thevenot for the Las Vegas Review-Journal:  "Outcall services send male and female dancers to customers, usually in hotel rooms. Law enforcement officials have long considered the businesses a front for prostitution and other crimes."
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