GENOVESE FAMILY SOLDIER SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RACKETEERING AND EXTORTION CRIMES

LawFuel.com – Criminal Law Newswire –
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced today that EMILIO FUSCO, a member of the Genovese Organized Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra (the “Genovese Crime Family”), was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 25 years in prison for various racketeering conspiracy and extortion crimes.

FUSCO was convicted in May 2012 of one count of conspiring to participate in the affairs of the Genovese Organized Crime Family, one count of conspiring to extort the owner of various restaurants and strip clubs in Springfield, Massachusetts, and one count of interstate travel in aid of racketeering after a three-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, who also imposed today’s sentence. At today’s sentencing, Judge Castel also found that FUSCO committed the November 2003 murders of Adolfo Bruno and Gary Westerman in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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