Feds hit 10 Gambino crime family mobsters with racketeering charges

Ten alleged mafiosos from the Gambino crime family were hit by the feds with a slew of racketeering charges for their violent attempts to take over the Big Apple’s carting and demolition industry, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.

The defendants — both made men and mob associates — are expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn federal court on charges including racketeering conspiracy, extortion, witness retaliation, fraud and embezzlement.

“Today’s arrests reflect the commitment of this Office and our law enforcement partners, both here and abroad, to keep our communities safe by the complete dismantling of organized crime,” Breon Peace, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement.

The feds have all 10 alleged wise guys in custody, the statement said.

The 16-count indictment lists the defendants as Joseph Lanni, 52, of Staten Island; Diego Tantillo, 48, of Freehold, New Jersey; Robert Brooke, 55, of New York; Salvatore DiLorenzo, 66, of Oceanside, New York; Angelo Gradilone, 57, of Staten Island; Kyle Johnson, 46, of the Bronx; James LaForte, 46, of New York; Vincent Minsquero, 36, of Staten Island; Vito Rappa, 46, of East Brunswick; and Franceso Vicari, 46, of Elmont, New York.

Ten alleged members of the Gambino crime family are expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn federal court after being hit with a series of racketeering charges.
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A photo released by prosecutors allegedly showing suspect Joseph Lanni and Vincent Minsquero at a gas station after threatening a restaurant.
Franceso Vicari of Elmont was among alleged associates charged.
A bat allegedly used by the suspects to threaten a victim.
An arson allegedly committed by the suspects.
Suspects Diego Tantillo and Angelo Gradilone pictured together.

Another six organized crimes members were arrested by Italian law enforcement and charged with mob-related crimes, Peace said.

They each face between 20 and 180 years in prison for their alleged crimes, the feds said.

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