Thursday, January 17, 2013

Garbage In, Garbage Out: Feds Snare 30 In Mob Garbage Sting


Josh Margolin and Bruce Golding at the New York Post report on the roll up of 30 reputed organized crime figures in a federal sting.

It’s a dirty business.

Thirty people — including a mobbed-up ringleader nicknamed “Papa Smurf” and a recently retired state trooper — were busted yesterday in a massive crackdown on gangland efforts to control the lucrative garbage-carting industry in New York City and its suburbs.

A Manhattan federal court indictment charges that competing Mafia families schemed with each other to circumvent official efforts to clean up the trash business, and used strong-arm tactics to shake down the owners of legitimate companies and secretly assume ownership of their operations.

Reputed members and associates of the Gambino, Genovese and Luchese organized-crime families allegedly put aside their differences to run a “property-rights” system in which they divvied up customers and companies under their control.
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