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A reputed rankng underboss  of New York’s  Gambino Crime family who was arrested in Brooklyn in 2014, was extradited to Italy to face extortion charges

Francesco Palmeri.62, a powerhouse underboss  of the Gambino mafia family  in New York,  was extradited to Italy where he is wanted for  shaking  down  a businessman  for a million bucks in a blackmail extortion plot

Investigators allege Palmeri traveled to Italy and  used his  mafia clout to   muscle a businessman  into paying  a million bucks  interest on money he borrowed thirty years ago from a Gambino associate

Palmeri,  who was among  eight others arrested, faces twenty years in prison  if convicted of extortion ,said Italian prosecutors

 

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