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 Benjamin Castellazzo. reputed underboss of the Colombo family

Benjamin Castellazzo. reputed underboss of the Colombo family

Five alleged mobbed up men were charged with conspiring to fraudulently and  falsely secure union jobs for the son of the underboss of the Colombo family of La Cosa Nostra.

A criminal complaint charged  Benjamin Castellazzo Jr,  Rocco Giangregorio, Glenn LaChance, Rocco Miraglia, aka “Irving,” and Anthony Turzio, aka “the Irish Guy,” with Federal mail fraud conspiracy

The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and George C. Venizelos, Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York Field Office.

As alleged in the complaint, the defendants  tried to defraud the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers’ Union, an independent union- that represents approximately 1,500 employees involved in the newspaper industry in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

 

Castellazzo, Jr. is the son of Benjamin Castellazzo,the alleged underboss of the Colombo family who was busted with street boss  Andy “Mush” Russo  in a massive mafia crackdown

“A paycheck in exchange for a hard day’s work was a foreign concept to these defendants,” noted FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos.

read rest Brooklyn Eagle
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