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Thursday, January 20, 2011

127 Arrests In What FBI Calls Biggest Mafia Bust In NY History

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NBC New York reports:

The FBI calls it the biggest mafia round-up in New York history. More than 100 suspected mobsters were arrested this morning in connection with numerous federal investigations into New York area mob groups as first reported on

FBI agents along with NYPD and State Police officers, and US Marshals conducted raids that began
in the early morning hours.

In total, in total, 127 people were charged in 16 indictments unsealed today in four districts in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced at a news briefing this morning.

Federal charges range from illegal gambling and racketeering to extortion, narcotics trafficking and murder, said Holder, who flew to New York from Washington to discuss the historic bust.

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