Feds: 9 indicted in Mafia-led racket, including detective
Federal authorities say they have busted an organized crime racket reminiscent of the Mafia’s heyday, involving illegal gambling parlors in New York City and Long Island and a police detective accused of helping to protect the lucrative schemes.
Fifteen Members and Associates of Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges
A superseding indictment was unsealed today against 15 defendants, including alleged members and associates of the South Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey-based criminal organization La Cosa Nostra (LCN), popularly known as the ‘mafia’ or ‘mob.’ The superseding indictment charges various crimes including racketeering conspiracy, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, and drug trafficking. The defendants charged in the seven-count superseding indictment are Steven Mazzone, aka “Stevie,” 56; Domenic Grande, aka “Dom,” “Mr. According to court documents, the Philadelphia LCN is one of a number of LCN organized crime families based in various cities throughout the United States. After this ceremony, these men (who must be of 100 percent Italian ancestry) are then referred to as “made members” of LCN. Made members and associates who break Omerta are looked upon unfavorably as “rats” and may be targeted for death by other members of the group.justice.gov