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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gambino consigliere refuses to acknowledge the existence of the mafia during his plea


Mafia? What Mafia?
The reputed consigliere of the Gambino family pleaded guilty yesterday to racketeering — but is sticking to the mob playbook of refusing to admit membership in La Cosa Nostra.
Joseph “JoJo” Corozzo “absolutely denies” allegations that he’s been a made member of the Gambinos since the 1980s and rose to become part of their three-member “administration,” said his son and lawyer, also named Joseph Corozzo.
The younger Corozzo also insisted his dad had nothing to do with narcotics trafficking — traditionally frowned upon by the mob — even though a bunch of co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to drug charges in the case.
Under terms of his plea bargain in Manhattan federal court, the elder Corozzo only admitted committing extortion and bookmaking.


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