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Old 12-06-2004, 06:24 PM
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Connecticut - Man convicted in connection with Patriarca family bookmaking business

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 24th man has been convicted in connection with a New Haven-based sports betting business allegedly run by the Patriarca crime family.

John McDonough, 45, of West Haven, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Thursday to conspiring to conduct illegal gambling businesses. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced on Feb. 17.

Federal prosecutors said the FBI, conducting authorized electronic surveillance in late 1999 and early 2000, intercepted conversations of Patriarca family member Anthony Ascenzia Jr. as he spoke to McDonough and others while running an illegal gambling business.

Authorities said evidence collected during a four-month period showed that the New Haven-based bookmaking business accepted more than $2.3 million in illegal wagers on football, basketball, baseball and other sporting events.

Prosecutors said McDonough had his own bettors and wrote action for Ascenzia's bookmaking business from 1997 to 2000. During a call in February 2000, Ascenzia and McDonough talked about splitting about $19,000 in cash proceeds from the bookmaking operation, prosecutors said.

Ascenzia was sentenced last month to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and tax charges.

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Old 12-06-2004, 06:32 PM
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Old 12-06-2004, 06:44 PM
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This whole indictement was sparked by a transaction in a parking lot.

Guys have to be more careful where they meet!
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Old 12-06-2004, 06:50 PM
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Old 12-06-2004, 06:51 PM
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Both of them owe me money.
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:01 PM
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LOL, I'm sure you wrote it off.
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:04 PM
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SINCE WE'RE ON THE TOPIC OF THE MAFIA...


Monday, 6 December, 2004, 12:45 GMT


Two killed in Naples 'turf war'

Two more people have died in Italy in what officials say is a turf war between rivals within the Naples mafia.

A restaurant owner was shot dead in front of his terrified customers in Bacoli and another man was killed at Castellamare di Stabia on Sunday.

Both men were shot a number of times in the head.

More than 100 people have died in Mafia-related attacks in and around Naples this year, prompting extra police to be sent to the region.

Strikes

The Italian Interior Minister, Giuseppe Pisanu, visited Naples on Saturday and vowed to end the bloodbath and rid the region of the local Mafia, known as the Camorra.

"We wish to confront and liquidate the Camorra and we will use all the means at our disposal to do so," he said.

He said the forces of law and order "know very well what to do and where to strike".

In November, police arrested one of the suspected killers of 22-year-old Gelsomina Verde, whose burnt body was found inside a car. She is believed to have been killed because she was romantically involved with a leading member of the Camorra.

According to Italian Rai TV, the war was triggered by the creation of a splinter group from a once all-powerful clan, the Di Lauro family.

The splinter group, known as the "secessionists", has allegedly been trying to assert its control over drugs and prostitution rackets in the area.
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:10 PM
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A COP & A CAPO

By PHILIP MESSING

December 6, 2004 -- One was the son of a cop; the other the kid of a Mafia underboss.
And they were best friends in Brooklyn's Mill Basin.

The cop's kid, Jimmy Mullan, became an NYPD detective while Anthony Rotondo became a top gangster before emerging last month as a key turncoat witness against alleged Gambino boss Peter Gotti.

As boys, they were an inseparable duo at St. Bernards Catholic School in nearby Bergen Beach, bound by a mutual love of sports.

But by the time they graduated in June 1971, the cherubic-faced Mullan and the older-looking Rotondo were moving in different directions.

Mullan was the son of the late James Mullan Sr., a legendary NYPD detective who performed surveillance work on the Mafia for more than three decades. James Jr. followed in his dad's footsteps, spending a dozen years as an undercover NYPD detective. He fearlessly bought narcotics and illegal handguns, investigated labor and political corruption, and infiltrated two Mafia families as well as the notorious Westies, an Irish gang of killers from Hell's Kitchen.

Rotondo was the son of Vincent "Jimmy The Gent" Rotondo, a soon-to-be-murdered DeCavalcante crime-family underboss.

The younger Rotondo also followed his father, becoming a feared Mafia capo and earning millions while admittedly participating in four murders.

And yet, long ago, when the boys were buddies, all that mattered was their friendship.

"Growing up, I spent all of my free time at his house," Mullan said. "He was a very respectful kid very laid back and very quiet."

The first hint they were different came in their early teens, when Mullan's pal gave him an expensive Rolex watch. Mullan's dad made him return the gift, but refused to say why.

"He said, 'Where did you get that watch?' I told him and he said, 'Just give it back!' " Mullan recalled with a laugh.

The two were painfully reunited on the afternoon of Jan. 4, 1988, when Mullan, a newly promoted detective in the NYPD Intelligence Division, heard someone had been fatally shot near his home. Mullan arrived at 2356 Royce St., where his boyhood pal's 58-year-old dad lay sprawled out dead in the Lincoln he had just parked, shot six times in the head by killers who were never caught.

Among the enforcement officials milling about was the elder Mullan, who gave his son surprising news.

"He said, 'Your childhood friend's father was the underboss in the DeCavalcante family and his son is now a made guy,' " Mullan recounted.

The younger Rotondo also got an eye-opener his onetime pal was now sporting a gold NYPD detective's shield.

"He didn't know I had become a cop," Mullan said. The poignant reunion was brief as both men went their separate ways.
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