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Gambino  underboss  scooped up in blackmail bust

 

BY JOHN MARZULLI , MEG WAGNER

 

U.S. police nabbed the underboss of New York City’s Gambino mob family, who is wanted in Italy for extortion, Italian officials said.

A court in the southern Italian city of Potenza ordered the arrest of 61-year-old Francesco Palmeri after he and seven other mobsters allegedly tried to blackmail $1.23 million out of an Italian businessman.

U.S. and Italian cops arrested Palmeri at his Brooklyn apartment early Thursday, according to a translated statement from Italy’s state police. The seven other wanted gangsters were arrested: two in the U.S. and five in Italy, Italian police said.

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