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FBI Busts Italian Man in Miami Beach With Suspected Ties to Sicilian Mafia

miami beachBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI on Wednesday arrested an Italian man in Miami Beach who’s suspected of helping a Sicilian Mafia family expand operations in the U.S., the Miami Herald reported.

Agents arrested Roberto Settineri as part of a multi-year international probe into his criminal ties to the Cosa Nostra in Italy, the Gambino crime family and three other suspects, the Herald reported.

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Gambino Mobster Sings on the Stand in Brooklyn

It seems more often now, tough-guy mobsters are turning into big time snitches. In Brooklyn federal court Tuesday, Gambino solidier Peter Zucarro was on  the stand helping out prosecutors nail mobster Charles Carneglia.

BY JOANNA MOLLOY
DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
BROOKLYN — It was a day of naming names in Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday. You know: Quack Quack. Johnny One Arm. Vinnie Mad Dog. Little Fat Joe. Could Big Pussy be far behind?
Turncoat Gambino soldier Peter Zucarro took the stand to testify against Charles Carneglia, who’s accused of five murders.
In a tough, gravelly voice he told why the Mafia kills people:

– “He cursed at a capo in Italian.”

– “He didn’t pass on money (a superior) could use for snacks in the jail commissary.”

– “Vinnie Gotti thought he was sleeping with his wife.”

– “He didn’t come when he was called.”
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Gambino Family Mobster in Fla. Sentenced to 9 Years

Even the New York mob likes a little sunshine and a good early bird special. But Gambino mobster Vincent Artuso, 64,  is going off to a place where most people would rather not retire.

By The Associated Press
MIAMI — A captain of the Gambino crime family’s South Florida operations, who prosecutors say has been linked to an infamous hit that led to John Gotti’s rise to power, was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in federal prison in a major real estate fraud case.
U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks imposed the sentence on Vincent Artuso, 64, following his conviction in October on 41 fraud and racketeering charges involving a lengthy scam against ADT Security Services Inc. The scheme involved several crooked real estate deals that cost ADT, which is part of Tyco International Ltd., at least $11 million and possibly much more, prosecutors said.
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