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

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gambino Associate Gets 59 Months

A New Jersey man described by prosecutors as a top associate of the Gambino crime family has been sentenced to 59 months in prison on a federal racketeering charge.
Fifty-seven-year-old Ralph Cicalese of Roseland pleaded guilty last year to a racketeering conspiracy charge. He was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark.
Prosecutors say Cicalese ran an illegal gambling operation for the mob, collected debts through threats of violence, extorted lunch truck vendors and received unlawful labor payments.
He once worked as an investigator with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.



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