NY: Gambino mobsters among 17 charged in $22 million illegal gambling ring on Staten Island

Source: New York Post

“Seventeen individuals have been arrested in connection to a thriving network of illegal gambling and loansharking on Staten Island, under the control of the notorious Gambino crime family. The charges ā€” detailed in an 84-count indictment ā€” revealed the inner workings of an illicit enterprise that raked in a staggering $22.7 million in illegal bets while doling out half a million dollars in usurious loans. At the center of the operation were alleged Gambino soldiers John LaForte, Anthony Cinque and John Matera, alongside a cadre of associates.” [editor’s note: There shouldn’t be any such thing as “illegal gambling” – TLK] (06/05/24)