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Frank Cetta, 73, made his first U.S. court appearance today, appearing briefly from the Morris County Jail via video link to Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz’s court room in Morristown. Minkowitz set Cetta’s bail at $350,000, and ordered him to surrender his passport.

Frank Cetta  described  by authorities as a key cog in an online organized crime gambling operation who was  named in a  sweeping 34-count indictment  against 34 alleged Lucchese members and associates including  two  top members of  the Luchese Crime Family ruling panel  Joseph DiNapoli,  and Matthew Madonna, charged with New Jersey  Capo’s  Ralph V. Perna,  and Nicodemo Scarfo Jr,   had his bail at$350K .  Read The Story

By Dan Goldberg/The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger

He was the man “who minded the store,” state officials say, supervising up to two dozen others who took bets by phone from a wire room in Costa Rica and processed online wagers for the Lucchese crime family.

More than $2.2 billion was gambled on the National Football League and other sporting events during a 15-month period and, according to the state Attorney General’s Office, Frank Cetta was the cog who ensured the machine ran smoothly. read more Here