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NEWARK, N.J. – A former Passaic police officer turned mobbed up enforcer from Morris County, N.J., appeared in Newark federal court on attempted extortion charges , U S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced
 
Stefano Mazzola, 68, of Rockaway, a reputed Genovese Crime family associate allegedly used threats of violence to collect a debt from a slow paying deadbeat. He is charged in a complaint with one count of attempted extortion.
 
 In a recorded conversation, a barking mad Mazzola can be heard hounding the victim to cough up the cash, or get hurt
 
 He said to him, “Let me explain something to ya, and I really mean this, and I don’t care who is listening to my phone or not, if I want to do something to ya, I don’t give a f–k if you give me a million dollars. If I’m looking to hurt ya, I’ll take the money and still hurt ya. It has nothing to do with it,” Mazzola said.
 
 
Mazzola served a decade behind bars for armed robbery, extortion and racketeering.and other mob related crimes dating back to the1980’s
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The present charge of extortionate collection of a debt is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.