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

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Antonio Tricamo Pleads Guilty In Florida

Following his indictment last March, Antonio Tricamo, an alleged friend of reputed mobster Roberto Settineri, has pleaded guilty in Fort Lauderdale, FL to a money laundering charge and faces up to 20 years at his October 22 sentencing hearing as reported by Jay Weaver for the Miami Herald:  "Tricamo, who prosecutors say once worked as a cook in a Gambino crime family restaurant in New York, was arrested in March on charges of laundering $1 million in drug proceeds, trafficking in 250,000 contraband cigarettes and marriage fraud involving a Cuban woman." Settineri, a Miami Beach wine merchant who prosecutors claim is an intermediary between the Gambino crime family and the Santa Maria de Gesu clan from Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia, also was arrested last March in an unrelated case for allegedly conspiring to launder money and obstruct justice at the behest of Scott Rothstein in an FBI sting. Rothstein was a politically connected Fort Lauderdale, FL attorney sentenced to fifty years in prison last June for running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme which involved using his firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler as a front to sell phony legal settlements to investors.  Among the politicians for whom Rothstein raised cash was Sen. John McCain:


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