Feds Arrest 'Papa Smurf,' 30 OthersSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 13:04
Feds Arrest 'Papa Smurf,' 30 Others
By RICHARD ESPOSITO, MARK CRUDELE and AARON KATERSKY | ABC News
Wed, Jan 16, 2013
The FBI and police in the New York City area have arrested "Papa Smurf," "Uncle Sonny," "Joe Cali" and nearly 30 other alleged mobsters from three major crime families and charged with running an extortion racket that the government calls "the Waste Disposal Enterprise."
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, alleged in three interlocking indictments that the defendants, who were arrested in predawn raids in New York and New Jersey, controlled several garbage-hauling businesses in five suburban counties.