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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gambino Family

Nicola Melia, a reputed Gambino Crime Family loan-shark who  pleaded guilty to racketeering charges last week offered to put up a million dollar bond to secure his release on bail and had his request denied by a Federal Judge

“And that is not possible,” said U.S. District Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons who released Melia on $5 million in 2004 only to be later told by federal investigators that Melia conducted meetings and loaned money in his then 96-year-old mother’s nursing home room.