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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Husband and wife sentenced in Rockland based gambling ring

Husband-and-wife members of a Rockland-based multimillion-dollar gambling ring have been sentenced on federal charges resulting from a county investigation into the organized crime-linked operation.
Alfred Joseph Fea, 46, received a 27-month federal prison sentence while his wife, Tracey Kosierowski-Fea, 42, will serve three years’ probation after the federal judge rejected the recommendation of up to a year in prison from prosecutors.
Alfred Fea’s father, Frank, supplied most of the money for the loan-sharking operation, which involved lending money to people at illegal interest rates, according to court documents filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan.
The elder Fea, 72, an Upper Saddle River, N.J., resident and longtime reputed mob associate, is scheduled for sentencing on similar gambling and loan-sharking charges March 16 by U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan.
Alfred and Tracey Fea, residents of Orange County but owners of a Rockland-based construction firm, pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Alfred Fea also pleaded guilty to a charge of loan-sharking conspiracy of extensions of credit by extortion and conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business.
Alfred Fea and his wife ran a lucrative sports gambling operation through a wire room known as Eagle DP in Costa Rica along with the loan sharking between February 2009 and June 2010, documents state.
Recorded conversations had Alfred Fea talking to his wife about threatening to bring a baseball bat when collecting a debt from a victim.
Wire interceptions also included calls by Alfred Fea threatening to choke one victim and threatening to throw another person into a Dumpster in an effort to collect debts.
Castel sentenced Tracey Fea to less time than recommended by federal sentencing guidelines, a mathematical formula that produces prison time based on criminal history, the seriousness of the crime and personal issues.
Prosecutors urged a sentence of six to 12 months.



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