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Carmine 'Papa Smurf' Franco, is on his way to arraignment in Manhattan Federal Court on racketeering charges Jan. 16, stemming from a trash collection ring. A total of 32 suspects were busted in the FBI sting

Carmine ‘Papa Smurf’ Franco, is on his way to arraignment in Manhattan Federal Court on racketeering charges Jan. 16, stemming from a trash collection ring. A total of 32 suspects were busted in the FBI sting

By Robert Gearty  NEW YORK DAILY NEWSA wiseguy called Papa Smurf pleaded not guilty Wednesday to racketeering charges arising from a lengthy FBI probe of the trash collection business.

Carmine Franco, a 77-year-old garbage king who shares his nickname with the kiddie cartoon character, was among 32 mobsters and associates arrested Jan. 16 for exerting secret control over carting companies in New York and New Jersey.

The Genovese mob associate appeared before Manhattan Federal Court Judge Kevin Castel with 28 other suspects in the caseRead rest Here on NY Daily news