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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Feds bust Gambino and Bonanno mobsters on Long Island


A bunch of Long Island mobsters were busted Tuesday on a host of criminal charges including loan sharking, drug dealing and running illegal casinos, authorities said.
Federal prosecutors unveiled a 13-count indictment charging six members and associates of the Gambino organized crime family, and a member of the Bonanno organized crime family with racketeering conspiracy, illegal gambling and obstruction of justice.
The charges against the seven men include alleged criminal activity on Long Island and in Brooklyn that took place between January 2014 and December 2017, officials said.
The gambling offenses included illegal poker games, electronic gaming machines and internet sports betting.
In one intercepted call, one of the suspects, John "Johnny Boy" Ambrosio, an acting captain in the Gambino family, was caught on tape telling someone there was no need to travel to a casino — "you can play right here" and "save gas money."
Arrested along with Ambrosio were Frank "Frankie Boy" Salerno, a soldier in the Bonanno family, Thomas Anzaone, Alessandro "Sandro" Damelio, Joseph Durso, Anthony Rodolico and Anthony Saladino, associates of the Gambino family, who were busted Tuesday.
They were scheduled to be arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge Gary Brown in federal court in Central Islip.
"The arrests in this case prove organized crime families haven't gone away, and continue to plague our communities with their general disregard for anything other than their own greed," said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney.
Officials said several of the suspects distributed a variety of narcotics including cocaine, marijuana and Xanax. Authorities said Saladino and Salerno engaged in the distribution of wholesale quantities of cocaine, including 12 separate sales to an undercover cop totaling more than half a kilogram.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/long-island-mobsters-hit-host-charges-article-1.3693717


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