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Saturday, December 22, 2012

FBI sets up sting and busts Gambino crew


An informant wearing a wire helped the FBI catch a crew of New Yorkers with nicknames like "Augie," "Jimmy Boy" and "Charlie Tuna" as they attempted to steal and sell $1 million worth of cigarettes, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.

The informant also helped nab an East Hanover man who allegedly sold the informant cocaine, according the U.S. Attorney's office.

Eight people — seven of them from New York, one whose residence isn't known — were charged in the alleged cigarette theft conspiracy. All face charges of conspiracy to commit cargo theft. Two — Augustine Guido and John Torlone — also face charges of conspiracy to transport stolen goods in interstate commerce. They could each face up to five years in prison and $250,000 per offense, if convicted.

Carmen T. Marticci, 37, of East Hanover, alone was charged with distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He could be imprisoned for as much as 20 years, and could face a $1 million fine. He's already incarcerated on an unrelated matter, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

The investigation reaches back to January of 2010, when the informant and 72-year-old Guido of Staten Island attended a funeral together, according to the statement. Guido was recorded asking the informant if he knew of any warehouses they could rob, and said he was interested in stealing perfume, cigarettes and pharmaceuticals, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

Cooperating with the FBI, the informant took part in a sting operation in which he and the eight men stole a tractor-trailer loaded with 270 cases of counterfeit Pall Mall and Lucky 7 cigarettes from a warehouse in Edison, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Federal agents placed video cameras and other evidence-gathering equipment in the area, it said.

In June, the informant met with some of the men to discuss the planned theft of the trailer — another recorded meeting — the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

"Defendant Guido noted the lock was a 'piece of (explicative)' and advised the others than they needed ski masks and baseball caps," the U.S. Attorney's Office wrote in an announcement about the sting.

Then, on July 31, law enforcement officers saw and video-recorded some of them men, wearing masks, breaking into the warehouse and driving away with the trailer, which they dropped off at a warehouse in Perth Amboy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

In March 2011, the informant paid one of the men, James "Jimmy Boy" Dellaratta, 70, $500 — representing a portion of the sales from the cigarettes, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

In February of this year, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant of the Perth Amboy warehouse and found 52 full boxes, with each box containing about 50 cartons of the cigarettes, it said.

In a separate sting in June of 2011, the informant told the defendants that 25 32-inch televisions had been stolen, and the TVs were transported to New York by Guido and Torlone, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

Martucci, the East Hanover resident, allegedly sold cocaine to the informant on Jan. 26, 2010.
The full list of those charged in the thefts is:

• Augustine Guido, a.k.a. “Augie,” 72, of Staten Island.
• James G. Dellaratta, a.k.a. “Jimmy Boy,” 70, of Amityville, N.Y.
• John Torlone, a.k.a, “Samuel,” 46, of Bellmore, N.Y.
• Charles A. Giustra, a.k.a, “Charlie Tuna,” 51, of Staten Island
• Vincent J. Cerchio, 59, of Staten Island
• Richard A. Lapenna, 49, of Staten Island
• John S. Dicrescento, 32, of unknown residence
• Anthony Gerbino, a.k.a. “Beansie,” 51, of North Valley Stream, N.Y.

http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2012/12/informant_wearing_a_wire_helps.html


46 comments:

  1. The work of "Nicky Skins"... rot in hell rat...

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  2. 1 rat lowlife getting 8 other scumbag lowlifes locked up. Merry Xmas!

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    1. U must be a rat snitch yourself u scumbag bitch, merry x mas under your bridge bum

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    2. to all of u anal spinkters out there with opinions,
      well i guess u all know what i'm saying.
      so keep it real or.......

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    3. to sneaky n jealous

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  3. Yea, the real scumbags are the FBI agents & justice department... Letting a known killer wear a wire against these guys... good job... The sick thing is, I know the government sleeps well at night...

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    1. U got that right pal, the feds are the real scumbags and they set people up and frame them all the time

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    2. Go after the wall street crooks, they rob more in 30 seconds than these guys could in a lifetime... but I guess, they would have to do their job & not let some snitch do it for them... These are not the criminals ruining the average mans life, the fat cats in finance are, FUCKING douche bag government assholes...

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  4. Augie
    The rat bastards are everywhere.
    Wish u the best.

    Fortune garden

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  5. What a big takedown the eight guys arrested, between them they couldn't hit the lottery if they had the winning numbers!

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  6. This is going to be very interesting

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  7. Wish augie the best? The biggest fuckin degenerate lowlife the street ever produced. He belongs in a sewer
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    1. Yeah so does the food in fortune garden

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    2. U probably wouldn't know the Guy if he
      pissed on your leg. Douche bag

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    3. Believe me the whole five boroughs knows blow job augie

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  8. Does anyone know if this augie Guy is even
    Made or is still trying to get his button @ 72
    Years old. You need to try harder old man
    Cause you definitely not impressing someone ...


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    1. He sucked a lot of dick to get it

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    2. They just took down half the drinking
      crowd @ the garden

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  9. Let me get this straight...The Feds set up these guys to rob a trailer which costs the taxpayers a couple of million $$$ just to do the sting. Then they call it a Big Bust? what did they accomplish? Now they will spend more of our money to bring them to trial & keep them in jail! These guys are small time. Why not go after the low lifes that plan to blow up something in our country on a daily basis? Kill innocent people? Now thats something to be proud of...I have to laugh at the Feds getting a pat on the back & told good boy LOL! Like it was alot of work? They had a rat do all the work & just put some cheese out for the rest of them. Unfortunately they took the cheese from the trap!

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  10. You are correct they took the bait,had they not they wouldn't be in cuffs

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  11. Greed the destroyer of the Italian race

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  12. The Feds are afraid to go after Wall st. millionaires & billionaires, have money to hire a team of lawyers that would embarrass them & show everyone what a crooked game they really play. So they set up guys like this instead. Hang your heads in shame government scumbags...

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  13. You wanna call these people poor souls what about that guy augie who told the rat he was interested in stealing pharmaceuticals which is the biggest scourge of staten island today and the number one cause of overdoses. A piece of shit like that is part of the epidemic . So now with that statement in his own words he is also a drug dealer. I wonder what your fucking answer is going to be now unless your a pill head yourself.

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    1. The "justice" department should go after the pharmaceutical company executives who knowingly lied to Congress about how addictive their drugs were & their potential for abuse... Again hang your heads in shame government cowards... Its just easier to pick the low hanging fruit for them...

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  14. Like I said you must be a pill head

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    1. Nope, I don't do drugs... & the government is still at fault for not having the courage to go after the real crooks... These guys are not even small time... But at least you feel better... let me guess, your a cop/government worker of some kind ??? The person in charge that signed off on this "bust" is a JOKE, what a waste of money we don't have !!!

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  15. It's never a waste of Money to get a drug dealer off the street and by the way Guido already has drug conviction and let me guess you must be a relative

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    1. The bulk case of this involves theft of a container of cigarets, a pure set up by the government... expressing an interest in stealing drugs isn't a crime... I never met any of these guy's... I did in fact know "Nicky Skins"... Letting that psychopath work for the government, is proof of how lazy & evil the Justice Dept, & FBI really are... The lesson is kill as many people as you want, then cooperate & we will drape you in the American flag... They are a disgrace...

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    2. But it does make you a lowlife

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    3. Yeah that big drug conviction you're talking about happened in 1983, for a 10 dollar bag of dope. you probably done much worse than that in your lifetime.
      Government pig

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    4. Definitely a relative

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  16. Staten Island sucks. Augie gets pinched and the whole fucking Island knows about it!!

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    1. That's because of augie he can't keep his cunthole shut

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  17. The government creates a situation where a crime can happen... Then pats itself on the back for stopping it... I never met these guys, but I knew "Nicky Skins", he was a murderer & a drug dealer. The government had no problem what so ever letting him create crimes where none existed, for their own gain. If you don't like the guys arrested, fine. What the FBI did here was just as scummy as what the "criminals" are accused of... The FBI & the Justice department do good work sometimes... Just not here... These guys would have never done this without the encouragement of the informant... If this isn't against the letter of the law, it's against the spirit of it, fore sure... SHAMEFUL on the part of those in charge...

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  18. You know if you people had a brain you would stop answering these comments your only hurting the men arrested

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    1. God forbid anyone suggest the government was wrong !!! NEWSFLASH... this isn't Communist China, we are entitled to an opinion...

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    2. Word on the street Was augie was about to be made capo

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    3. Word on the street he's also a cunt!

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    4. Newsflash asshole this is communist china wake up and smell the coffee,because no one is going to beat this government especially if they got a hardon. for you

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  19. Now dicrescento can have augie all for himself that fucking faggot

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  20. Yeah I wonder if he knows that augie was banging his girl

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  21. With an uncle like that you don't need enemies

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  22. Everybodies luck runs out one day

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  23. New Opportunities in Heston, Hounslow London UK. 13

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  24. These are the kind of people the gambinos take in,youbhave to be sick to want to be a made guy with lowlives like this

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  25. anybody know the outcome of this case

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