New York District Attorney Eugene Gold yesterday (Monday) announced that more that 1,000 officers had swooped on 677 suspected Mafia figures in the biggest crackdown on organised crime in U.
New York District Attorney Eugene Gold yesterday (Monday) announced that more that 1,000 officers had swooped on 677 suspected Mafia figures in the biggest crackdown on organised crime in U.S. law enforcement history. All had been issued with subpoenas to appear before a Grand Jury - but, so far, no arrests have been made.
The men subpoenaed belong to all five top Mafia "families", and the charges arise from investigations into narcotics sales, extortion, loan sharking, corruption, coercion, bookmaking, assault, robberies, burglaries, counterfeiting, hijacking, receiving stolen property, forgery, possession and sale of weapons, labour racketeering, car theft, smuggling, insurance fraud, arson and prostitution.
Shortly after making the announcement, District Attorney Gold took reporters around the car junk yard where the Mafia leaders had held their meetings in a trailer which had been electronically 'bugged' by the police - leading to the obtention of the information necessary for the investigation to be completed.
SYNOPSIS: In New York on Monday, the announcement of the biggest crackdown on organised crime in U.S. law enforcement history. After issuing six-hundred and seventy-seven subpoenas, District Attorney Eugene Gold told reporters how it had been done.
Then the journalists were shown where the electronic bug had been hidden in the trailer headquarters. But, however informative Mr Gold might have been, he was not giving away any of his investigators' secrets.