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U.S. Attorney Benton J. Campbell announces a mob bust on Feb. 7, 2008. After today's arrests, Campbell vowed his office won't rest until members "dismantle the entire Bonanno crime family, and each of the other families of La Cosa Nostra."

A high-ranking Bonanno mobster pleaded guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court Monday to loansharking.

Reputed capo Joseph (Sammy) Sammartino admitted that he conspired with other wiseguys to collect a high-interest loan from a victim identified only as “Sal from Staten Island.”

Sammartino, 55, of  New Jersey,  faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced in October by Judge Nicholas Garaufis. Federal  Prosecutors say Sammartino is a member of the crime family’s ruling panel