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Anthony Grado

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes, 

A Brooklyn podiatrist teamed up with a pair of gangsters from rival crime families in a “sophisticated scheme” that illegally distributed at least 270,000 oxycodone pills in Brooklyn and Staten Island for two years, Gang Land has learned. The drug-peddling trio, who are all in their 50s, were also indulging in their own product, a popular pain killer drug that has been linked to thousands of deaths in the U.S. each year.

Cops got wind of the massive scheme in the winter of 2011, sources say, but it took the law about a year and a half to shutter a major piece of the mob-linked scheme and lock up the podiatrist, Enrico Caprioni. And it took four more years for the FBI to arrest the foot and pill doctor’s partners – Luchese mobster Anthony Grado and Colombo associate Lawrence (Fat Larry) Tranese.

Based on dozens of state and federal court documents, and interviews with several knowledgeable sources, Gang Land’s got the inside story on how the pill pushers were brought to justice following separate investigations by the NYPD, the FBI, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, and state prosecutors in Manhattan and Staten Island.  Gang Land News