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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 04:45 AM
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Mob tied to big NYC construction jobs
Source: A. P.

NEW YORK - The trucks that rolled into Staten Island left more than dirt at the site of a new NASCAR racetrack. They also brought cash for the Gambino crime family, prosecutors say.

It was all part of the cost of doing business at construction sites around the area that prosecutors say were rampant with mob corruption.

The shakedowns were outlined in a sweeping indictment this week that led to the arrests of dozens of mobsters on charges including murder, gambling, drug dealing and credit-card fraud. It was one of the largest mob crackdowns in recent memory.

The extortion in the construction industry described mostly in the indictment by an informant who paid off the mob on jobs for his trucking, cement and excavation businesses prove that organized crime's ties to construction are as strong as ever, observers say.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080209/ap_on_re_us/mafia_a... ;_ylt=AkbBtyRmeSRz3L8pBdLlEbis0NUE
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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 06:14 AM
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1. They are nothing compared to the Bush Crime Family.
And somehow I suspect that with the Gambino's the job might actually get done...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:19 AM
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2. Citizens actually voted for the crime family that's in the White House
Figure that one out.
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Fredda Weinberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 01:39 AM
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28. I realize that we're supposed to be allies, but this is no joke.
Organized crime is not good for business. Period.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:34 AM
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3. No Way!
Get out! Is nothing sacred? (This is news?)
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 10:01 AM
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4. All of us New Yorkers said 'duh'.
simultaneous multiplexed jinx.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 06:40 PM
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26. Pretty much, LOL.
Didn't Giuliani tell us he got rid of the mob?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 10:04 AM
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5. No way!
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 10:08 AM
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6. Who knew?
Well, who knew other than Jimmy Hoffa.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 11:08 AM
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7. mob in NY? this isn't breaking news
Nothing BIG gets moved or built without an OK
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 01:04 PM
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13. Hillary? Guiliani? Pataki?
So do all these NY politicians have connections with these crime families?
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 11:45 AM
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8. Candidate for this month's "You Call This NEWS?" award?
Edited on Sat Feb-09-08 11:48 AM by rocknation
News? Has that not been the case since, like--oh, say, the MIDDLE OF THE 1800s???

:eyes:
rocknation
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 11:54 AM
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9. I've heard a rumor that they're involved in things down on the docks, too!
:eyes:
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 06:18 PM
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23. ARE YOU SERIES!?/?/????/? OMG THIS IS HUGH!!11!!1!!!!11
:sarcasm: :rofl:
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BearSquirrel2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 12:16 PM
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10. The reason the mob exists ...

The reason the mob exists is because citizens turned to warlords when there government would only provide protection for the wealthy. They are an endearing testament to chroni-ism.

Yeah, some unions are are mobbed up. That's because the government was all "corprated up" with union busters. Like Michael Corleoni says, "the more legit I became, the crookeder I got" (or something like that).

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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 02:58 PM
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18. Over time, Sicily has been invaded and occupied by foreigners many times.
The mafia came into existence originally as a means of protecting local interests against the domination of the invaders. Over time, though, it's morphed into something less Robin Hoodish, obviously.
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BearSquirrel2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 05:49 PM
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20. Not unique to sicily ...

The Sicilian mob is just "in the spotlight" because they dominated New York. Organized crime is hardly something unique or uniquely originating from Siciliy. Mobsters are warlords.

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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 06:07 PM
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21. Right.
n/t
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 12:20 PM
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11. I thought Giuliani said he cleaned up NY!
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 12:31 PM
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12. In other news, investigators have discovered that the Pope is Catholic.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 01:29 PM
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14. And all that money went right to * I bet
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 01:38 PM
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15. I'm shocked
not that the mob runs NYC construction but that they must just now be watching the the boxed re-runs of the Sopranos. (And taking it seriously) Having family influence in that part of the country just seems like how business is done. Now, in the White House, I'm shocked, SHOCKED! To tell the truth I think, Italian Mobsters, might be in trouble cuz we are protecting Turkish mobsters.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 01:42 PM
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16. BREAKING: Cold weather in Canada in winter!!!!11!!1!11!!!11 nt
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 01:56 PM
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17. most of the good snarky replies have been taken
but you forgot the best

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead

back to you Jane
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 06:20 PM
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24. OMG1!!111!!!!! HE IS??//????////? I HEAR TITO IS TOO!!1!
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 04:57 PM
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19. Calm Down All - The Reason That It Is NEWS
is that it made the NEWS. And yes, it kind of blows a hole in the theory that Rudy cleaned up New York. I doubt much of the nation even knows the mob still exists.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 06:56 PM
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27. Rudy got rid of the hookers but not the mob
the mob is still there and will always be there

people are more concerned with the hookers in Times Square and making it family friendly


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jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 06:12 PM
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22. Get Out!
:eyes:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 06:38 PM
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25. Shocked! Shocked I am! n/t
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