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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brooklyn DA drops charges against pizzamaker and street hood


La Cosa Nostra has taken some major hits, but omerta is still going strong.
The Brooklyn DA dropped charges yesterday against famed Cobble Hill pizza-maker Mark Iacono and ex-con Benny Geritano, after both mob-linked men refused to talk to a grand jury.
Each had been charged with attempted murder after carving each other up in a knife fight -- reportedly over a woman -- on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens.
But the cases died after omerta, the Mafia's code of silence, prevailed.
"The people cannot move forward due to lack of cooperation from both witnesses and move to dismiss the case," Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Levitt said.
Geritano, 38, wasn't in court to hear Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Desmond Green throw out the charges.
Instead, he remained at home under house arrest because his involvement in the knife fight violated his probation from a previous burglary bust.
Iacono, 44, owns the renowned Lucali pizzeria in Carroll Gardens, which attracts celebrities and foodies.
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