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

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gambino associate busted for coke and gun distribution


A reputed Gambino associate from New Jersey whose ex-wife starred on “I Married a Mobster” was busted in a cocaine and gun distribution ring, authorities and sources said.

Fiore "Phil" Caruso, 59, personally met with an undercover cop on six occasions and sold two weapons and drugs, according to the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan.

He reportedly did prison time in the past for racketeering and drug dealing — which blindsided his former wife Cheryl Caruso, the reality TV star once said.

She said in 2011 that her life was a  “fairy tale” until her husband was sentenced to 15-to-life in a previous racketeering and drug-dealing case.

“Everything was picture-perfect … I didn’t have to do anything,” the platinum-haired beauty said in Daily News story on the show.

Caruso, of Weehawken, N.J., is expected to be arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, on charges including conspiracy, criminal sale of a controlled substance, and criminal sale of a firearm.

John Ennis, 28, Berenice Albarran, 25, and John Contreras, 39, are also charged.

They allegedly sold more than a pound of cocaine worth $23,000 between Aug. 27 and Dec. 1.

Caruso allegedly sold nine firearms including semi-automatic pistols and revolvers for $16,800.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/gambino-associate-arrested-coke-gun-smuggling-ring-article-1.2051099


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