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

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Colombo mobsters rush to accept global plea offers

The FBI and federal prosecutors have assembled such a damning case against the Colombo crime family, there's been a mob scene of wiseguys looking to plead guilty.
Of the 41 Colombos arrested in January during the biggest single-day Mafia roundup in New York history, nearly 25 percent already have admitted their guilt -- including two capos.
That percentage is expected to grow significantly in coming weeks, sources said.
The wiseguys are taking advantage of a significant "global plea" incentive offered by Brooklyn federal prosecutors -- admit your guilt and get nearly a year knocked off your prison sentence.
Summary This is a mugshot of former Colombo cr...Joe Colombo, crime family patriarch
"It has a mutual benefit," said Vincent Romano, a defense attorney who represents four Colombos in the case.
In return, the courts don't get bogged down with a massive and prohibitively expensive mob trial, Romano said.


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