FBI rounds up nearly 50 mob suspects accused of litany of mafia crimes
Nearly 50 alleged mobsters have been charged by US prosecutors with being part of an east coast crime syndicate. The 46 suspects include an old-school mafioso in New York and a reputed mob chieftain in Philadelphia who has been pursued by the government for decades.
The indictment, unsealed in New York City, accuses the defendants of a litany of classic mafia crimes, including extortion, loansharking, casino-style gambling, sports gambling, credit card fraud and health care fraud. It said the syndicate operated in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida and New Jersey.