mayugastank wrote:Time and again, they have shown a willingness to kill – to make money, to eliminate rivals, and to silence witnesses." - Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General
OH YEAH? Like WHO? and like when?
When was the last time the mafia took out an informer? The only person I can think of off top would have to be Frank Hydell. Otherwise their have been dozens of turncoast who openly give interviews and make no beef about where they are at.
The mob doesn't go after rats any more. At least not after the fact. In this day and age, the risks of retaliating against a witness far outweigh the rewards. The damage is already done and it wouldn't really be a deterrent to new rats at this point. There were rats even back when the mob did hunt them down. The danger for informants is if they are discovered before they fully flip.
But that doesn't mean the mob doesn't kill anymore. Here's a partial list of mob killings over the past decade...
2000 - Rochester associate Anthony Vaccaro killed.
2001 - Chicago Outfit lieutenant Anthony "Tony the Hatch" Chiaramonti killed.
2001 - Detroit associate John "John John" Jarjosa Jr. killed.
2001 - Philadelphia associate Adam Finelli killed.
2001 - Bonanno associate Frank Santoro killed.
2002 - Philadelphia soldier Raymond "Long John" Martorano killed.
2003 - Philadelphia associate John "Johnny Gongs" Casasanto killed.
2003 - Genovese captain Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno killed.
2004 - Bonanno associate Rudolph "Rudy Pizzolo" killed.
2004 - Genovese associate Nicholas Cirillo missing (presumed murdered)
2005 - Genovese acting captain Lawrence "Larry" Ricci killed.
2006 - Chicago Outfit lieutenant Anthony "Little Tony" Zizzo disappeared (presumed murdered)
2007 - Genovese soldier Rudolph "Rudy Cueball" Izzi killed.
2007 - Lucchese soldier Frank Lagano killed.
2008 - Genovese associate William Marcucci killed.
2008 - Genovese robbery victim Louis Antonelli killed.
2009 - Bonanno soldier Anthony Seccifico killed.
Another thing-ONCE AGAIN. Just like in the family secrets case Old murders-dating back to when the mob had numbers and organizing are thrown in with new indictments to make everyone including the jury believe that the mob is as dangerous as ever. I am surprised their were enough numbers to get 38 made members arrested. Yes true operation old bridge was a failure and yes most of those charged got out quickly-and yes this case here is also going to turn out the same way except for a "few unfortunate souls who got caught up in their past behaviour-quote" Harry Aleman.
The recent indictments include ongoing criminal activity right up to the present. If it was just murders from years and years ago, they wouldn't have been able to fold all the charges into a RICO case. And typically, charges for murder don't come right after it happens. It often takes years to break a case or get a witness to tell where a body is. But as I demonstrated above, that doesn't mean the mob has stopped killing people. And of course you - as dumb as you are - would be surprised that 38 members (plus dozens more associates) could be in this one bust. You must not be aware there are about 700 members in New York, although I've pointed that fact out to you many times.
The Bonanos and Lucchese are finito. Their lack of charges in this indictment shows and says it loud and clear.
Are you aware of the 2007/May 2010 bust in New Jersey of 28 Lucchese Family members and associates, including acting bosses Joseph “Big Joe” DiNapoli and Matthew Madonna and captains Ralph Perna and Nicodemo "Nicky Jr." Scarfo Jr., on charges of racketeering, running multimillion dollar sports betting operations, loansharking, extortion, money laundering, cocaine and marijuana trafficking, smuggling heroin and cell phones into prison with the Bloods street gang, weapons possession, money laundering, etc.?
LOOK IT UP!!! -----> http://www.eog.com/news/full-article.aspx?id=33480
Are you aware of the February 2008 bust in Brooklyn of 8 Lucchese Family members and associates, including captain Domenico “Danny” Cutaia, on charges of racketeering, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, marijuana trafficking, bank fraud, mail fraud, etc.?
LOOK IT UP!!! -----> http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pres ... 022808.htm
Are you aware of the August 2008 bust in Brooklyn of 7 Bonanno Family members and associates, including acting captains Gerald “Gerry” Chilli and John “Big John” Contello, on charges of racketeering, running a sports betting operation, loan sharking, trafficking in cocaine, marijuana, and prescription drugs, tax fraud, etc.?
LOOK IT UP!!! -----> http://www.justice.gov/usao/nye/pr/2008/2008aug28.html
Are you aware of the May 2009 bust in Florida of 11 Bonanno Family members and associates on charges of racketeering, drug trafficking, interstate transportation of stolen property, money laundering, loansharking, running high-stakes poker games, fraud, forcing businesses to install mob-owned vending machines, murder, etc.?
LOOK IT UP!!! -----> http://miami.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressr ... 052109.htm
Are you aware of the September 2009 busts in Manhattan and Brooklyn involving over 40 Lucchese Family members and associates, including acting boss Joseph DiNapoli, Matthew Madonna, and captain Anthony Croce, on charges of running multimillion sports betting operations, high-stakes card games, loansharking, extortion, bribery of New York Dept. of Buildings Inspectors on 19 construction projects, firearms trafficking, drug trafficking, etc.?
LOOK IT UP!!! -----> http://manhattanda.org/whatsnew/press/2009-10-1.shtml http://www.ag.ny.gov/media_center/2009/ ... 1b_09.html
Are you aware of the November 2009 bust on Staten Island involving 22 Lucchese (and Gambino) members and associates on charges of running multimillion dollar sports betting operations, loansharking, bid-rigging involving a multimillion dollar contract with the New York City Sanitation Department, etc?
LOOK IT UP!!! -----> http://www.ag.ny.gov/media_center/2009/ ... 8a_09.html
Are you aware of the February 2010/May 2010 bust in Brooklyn involving 11 Lucchese and Bonanno Family members and associates, including Lucchese captains Domenico "Danny" Cutaia, Joseph "Big Joe" Lubrano, acting captain Carlo Profeta, and Bonanno captain Anthony "Anthony From Elmont" Mannone, on charges of racketeering, loansharking, running a sports betting operation, extortion, robberies, etc.?
LOOK IT UP!!! -----> http://www.justice.gov/usao/nye/pr/2010/2010feb24.html
START DOING SOME RESEARCH, ASIDE FROM CHERRYPICKING WHATEVER SNIPPET OF AN ARTICLE YOU THINK HELPS YOUR ARGUMENT, OR STAY THE HELL OF THE BOARD