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Joseph Basciano (left) and Vincent Basciano Jr. leave Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday

According to an announcement by Manhattan U.S. Attorney  Preet Bharara,   seven members and associates of the Genovese and  Bonanno crime families were charged with drug  trafficking and loan sharking

 
The indictment alleges three sons of  Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous”  Basciano, a jailed for life super boss of the Bonanno Crime Family conspired with others to distribute  hundreds, and in some cases, thousands, of pounds of marijuana
 
Vincent Jr., Joseph and Stephen Basciano  whom  allegedly managed a  massive marijuana route in the Bronx, New York—- pleaded not guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to narcotics conspiracy charges that could put them in prison for up to 40 years.