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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Informant set up deadly stick-up says jailed mobster

A jailed gangster claims the case against him is about to collapse because a key informant set up a botched robbery that ended in murder.
In court papers filed last night, reputed Gambino crime-family soldier Anthony Moscatiello cited an online news report alleging that mob rat Howard Santos was the "inside man" on a deadly 2009 home invasion in Queens.
Defense lawyer Joseph DiBenedetto -- who's seeking Moscatiello's release on bail -- wrote that "this undoubtedly deals a crushing blow to the government's case which is built almost exclusively on an informant who clearly lacks credibility."
A spokeswoman for the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office didn't return a request for comment.


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