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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Authorities bust Nicky Mouth Santora's crew




Members of the Bonanno organised crime family being brought into Manhattan Supreme Court in Downtown Manhattan on July 9, 2013 in New York City.

Manhattan prosecutors today announced a big blow against the Bonanno crime family: the indictment on enterprise corruption charges of seven crew members, including jailed Donnie Brasco-era gangster and alleged underboss Nicholas "Nicky Mouth" Santora.

Two leaders of Teamsters Local 917, which handles liquor store and parking lot employees, were additionally indicted for allegedly helping the Bonannos gain loansharking and book-making footholds among members.

They are the local's president, Nicholas Bernhard, and shop steward Scott O'Neill, of Howard Beach.

Investigators had pulled an illegal, loaded gun from under the pillow of Bernhard's Congers, NY, bed when search warrants were executed on the suspects in February, a source told The Post.


Additional illegal firearms had been seized at that time from Bernhard's home and from that of alleged soldier Anthony "Skinny" Santoro, including a Tech-9 pulled from a stash of guns in Santoro's Staten Island house.

"Many mistakenly believe that the mob has disappeared entirely except when you watch HBO," Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr., told reporters.

"Whatever name it's called, the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, the Mob, this indictment demonstrates that organized crime is still operating in New York City and still has its hooks in the labor movement," Vance said in announcing the fruits of a two-year joint investigation by his office and the NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau and Organized Crime Investigation Unit.


Members of a crew of the Bonanno Organized Crime Family (left-right) Anthony Santoro (aka "Skinny"), Anthony Urban, Vito Badamo and Nicholas Bernhard after their arrests, wait in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

The top enterprise corruption charge against the nine men includes pattern acts involving the traditional mob mainstays: loansharking, offshore gambling, extortion, union corruption and weapons possession.

But in a nod to more modern tastes, the gangsters allegedly also dabbled in the distribution of Viagra, Cialis and the suburban party drug Oxycodone.

The indictment's top name mobster is the already-imprisoned Santora, 71, a major player in the Bonannos since the late 70s, when FBI agent Joseph Pistone, under the name Donnie Brasco, infiltrated the crew in which Santora was a rising leader.


(left-right) Ernest Aiello, Dominick Siano and Scott O'Neill after their arrests.

Santora has been in custody January of 2012, when he was arrested at his Deer Park, NY home on federal racketeering charges out of Brooklyn.

The Santora crew -- one of about 10 officials believe are operating -- handled approximately $9 million in gambling wagers, one law enforcement source told The Post.

Officials said the crew was infiltrated by an undercover who posed as a gambler who had lost thousands of dollars. Surveillance and wire taps -- which tied the suspects together -- were also used, officials said.

The alleged mobsters were cautious of wiretaps, and often communicated only to set up meetings among themselves, one source told The Post.
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The Sunset Diner in Greenpoint and the Jackson Hole Diner in Queens were favorite meeting spots, a source said.

Blocks from LaGuardia Airport, the Jackson Hole was featured in an early scene of the Goodfella's where "Paulie" and "Jimmy" steal a customer's truck out of the parking lot.

Arraignments are set for this afternoon.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/enterprise_corruption_against_bonanno_ZaOKNeSYKLLeXnbHUVLJUO


9 comments:

  1. Wake up gangland wise guys!! Are yous that stupid put the puzzle togeather!! All you should know hector pagan is behind this!! And he's talking up a storm of information on the mob!! And the other rats in the luchese crew in brooklyn and staten island!!

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    1. Yeah right, watch another movie or two.

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  2. Funny, only the two non-Italian union bosses were smart enough to hide their faces.

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  3. Is Anthony Santoro married? Does it matter? lol!
    I'm a chubby chaser and would love some of his big ass!! :)
    Skinny ... holler at your girl in Iowa!!

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  4. Fat Joe the rat just got time served. un fucking believable

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  5. JUST LOOK AT THOSE ANIMALS! I'M SURE THEIR MOTHER ARE BUYING A BUNCH OF NEWSPAPERS AND GOING AROUND TOWN PROUDLY SHOWING THEM, "LOOK AT MY BOY! AIN'T HE A PRIZE? WHAT KIND OF 'MUTHA' WOULDN'T BE PROUD OF THAT!" - AS SHE GULPING DOWN A BOTTLE OF BOOZE.

    I'M SURE THEIR MOTHERS PROBABLY HAVE ALREADY FRAMED THIS PHOTO IN THEIR GAWDY LIVING ROOM WALL...NEXT TO THEIR PHOTO WITH THEIR SHOE POLISH-BLACK HAIR AND GAWDY FINGERNAILS AND JEWELRY.

    THEIR MOTHERS MUST BE REAL PIECES OF WORK.... A REAL ANIMAL WOULD HAVE HAD TO HAVE GIVEN BIRTH TO THOSE THINGS!

    KUDOS TO YOU, MOMS!! BET YOU'RE A REAL GEMS AS WELL!!

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    1. You are a pig! What do their mothers have to do with this? Do you know these guys? I'm sure you got beat up in school every day! Loser!

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    2. First you know nothing of these guys. One them happen to be like a father to me. Let me tell you something you judgmental ass hole no Matter what you may think THERE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT GUILTY OF WHAT THE PAPPERS SAY THEY ARE OF. I CAN'T ONLY SPEAK FOR THE MAN I KNOW. HE HELPED EVERYONE WHO NEEDED HELPED... I WAS HOMELESS AT 13 YEARS OLD AND THE GUY HELPED ME OFFICER THE STREETS AND SAVED MY LIFE. NOW I OWE MY HOUSE AND I'M MARRIED WITH TWO AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS WHICH I MIGHT ADD LIVE HIM TO DEATH. HE IS THERE GODFATHERS. SO YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THESE "ANAMILS...... YOU FUCKIN CAN'T

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  6. yeh that guy who commented on their mothers
    is a cunt. its probaly his mother whos gulping down the booze everyday while smoking crack

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