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Alleged mobsters arrested in investigation into mafia ties to New York's garbage companies
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 01/17/2013 6:22:36 AM PST by Uncle Chip

Thirty-two arrests of suspected mobsters or mafia associates were made in dawn raids across New York and New Jersey today as part of an ongoing investigation into mafia control of the private garbage-hauling industry. Suspected members of five key criminal families in the area were arrested, according to ABC News.

They said figures known as 'Papa Smurf,' 'Uncle Sonny' and 'Joe Cali' in the criminal underworld had been detained and charged with running an extortion racket. It is the lastest operation in the joint FBI and police investigation investigating illegal ties between waste disposal and the mafia.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, said they believed those charged control several garbage-hauling businesses in five suburban counties. 'Organized crime still wraps its tentacles around industries it has fed off for decades,' Bharara told ABC, 'but law enforcement continues to pry loose its grip. Here, as described in the indictments, organized crime insinuated itself into the waste disposal industry throughout a vast swath of counties in New York and New Jersey, and the tactics they used to exert and maintain their control come right out of the Mafia playbook -- extortion, intimidation, and threats of violence.'

Charges against those arrested include racketeering, extortion, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to transport stolen property.

One of those arrested recently retired as a state trooper from the New York Police.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: mafia; newyork; papasmurf

1 posted on 01/17/2013 6:22:46 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Tell me its not true. The Mob controls carting in NY?


2 posted on 01/17/2013 6:26:41 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Uncle Chip

The Mafia is involved in the New York and New Jersey garbage collection business???? I’m shocked.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 6:27:21 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Uncle Chip

Shocked, shocked...


4 posted on 01/17/2013 6:27:24 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Uncle Chip

One time I was doing some work at my home and I needed a 10 yard dumpster so I started calling around to all the different carting companies listed in the phone book. I called three or four different companies and the same guy answered the phone each time.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 6:27:32 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Uncle Chip
Mafioso in NYC involved in the garbage companies? I am shocked! Shocked!
6 posted on 01/17/2013 6:29:41 AM PST by AreaMan
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To: gov_bean_ counter

First vending companies, then pizza parlors, now sanitation services? What next? But now we know how they’ve been getting away dumping bodies for years undetected.../s


7 posted on 01/17/2013 6:32:32 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Well, here’s a first.


8 posted on 01/17/2013 6:33:37 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AreaMan

There is a documentary on Youtube about the Mafia’s response to the making of the Godfather. Pretty interesting stuff.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 6:37:38 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy
From Rudy Giuliani Wiki Profile page

"Giuliani also directed the New York City Police Department to aggressively pursue enterprises linked to organized crime, such as the Fulton Fish Market and the Javits Center on the West Side (Gambino crime family). By breaking mob control of solid waste removal, the city was able to save businesses over $600 million."

10 posted on 01/17/2013 6:40:34 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Uncle Chip
It is the lastest operation in the joint FBI and police investigation investigating illegal ties between waste disposal and the mafia.

Must be these toilets and the mafia aren't on the Zippy/Holder favored list. Would be interesting to see what role Bloomberg plays in this, you never see him and Zippy together.

11 posted on 01/17/2013 6:46:01 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ladyjane

According to Mr. Melon, yes.

“There’s the long-term costs,

such as waste disposal.

I don’t know if you’re familiar

with who runs that business...

but I assure you

it’s not the boy scouts.”


12 posted on 01/17/2013 6:58:16 AM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: jsanders2001
But now we know how they’ve been getting away dumping bodies for years undetected...

They might have to put up a monument at the NY trash dump and call it:

The Tomb of the Unknown Hit.

13 posted on 01/17/2013 7:10:38 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

In Los Angeles, the “rubbish cartel” were Armenian. (not that there is anything wrong with that! )


14 posted on 01/17/2013 7:14:11 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Uncle Chip

“Nice garbage can you got here, shame if anything happened to it.”


15 posted on 01/17/2013 7:20:11 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Minutemen

Amazing how that works, isn’t it. And the concrete cartel is controlled by the Italians. I forget what the Irish control.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 7:24:28 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: ladyjane

No! Can’t be true!


17 posted on 01/17/2013 8:18:42 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Flash Bazbeaux
“There’s the long-term costs, such as waste disposal. I don’t know if you’re familiar with who runs that business...

Yes, waste disposal is an issue.There was a guy who decided to run a carting business out on Long Island. They never found his body.

18 posted on 01/17/2013 8:32:18 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ladyjane
all this says to me is that another more favored group is going to be getting the goodies...

see....I'm just cynical of anything the govt does...

19 posted on 01/17/2013 8:34:05 AM PST by cherry
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To: ladyjane
these govt mandated services....awarded to the "best" bidder.....make so much money for their companies...

see a need, make it a crisis, and whammo....the sheeple vote for it or allow it...

like the waste to energy plants..

20 posted on 01/17/2013 8:37:12 AM PST by cherry
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To: Uncle Chip

Organized crime still wraps its tentacles around industries.

Made man - Union made


21 posted on 01/17/2013 9:17:58 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: ladyjane

This bland looking seafood restaurant in south west Washington DC was a short walk from Capitol Hill. It was notable for a few things besides having provided Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin a monster sized lobster dinner. In the sixties it was the political power restaurant/lounge in an era before power bars came into being. Aside from having two piano bars and the largest lobster tank in DC it had a bronze ship's bell which was only rung for House or Senate quorum calls. Upon hearing the tolling of the bell, political aides would hustle the usually wobbly congers-critters into their respective chauffeured vehicles summoned by the maitre'd. Often, having fulfilled their civic duties, they returned to the real business of conferring with lobbyists.

Sometime in 1968 I happened to be at the bar and noticed two loud large fellows in sharkskin suits chatting with Art Buchwald. Seems one of them was a big fan of his. The fellows told Mr. Buchwald they were from Joisey in the waste disposal industry in town to see their congers-critter. Art nearly choked on his cigar laughing out loud. Big grins all around. Business as usual.

22 posted on 01/17/2013 10:12:51 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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