Mafia Boss Indicted – Genovese Captian Charged With Extortion & Other Crimes

LAWFUEL – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the
Southern District of New York; MARK J. MERSHON, the Assistant
Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation (“FBI”); and WEYSAN DUN, the Special Agent-in-
Charge of the Newark Office of the FBI, announced today that
ANGELO PRISCO, a Captain in the Genovese Organized Crime Family
of La Cosa Nostra, has been charged by Indictment with various
crimes including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, robbery,
extortion, firearms crimes, stolen property crimes, and operating
an illegal gambling business. According to the Indictment filed
in Manhattan federal court:

From at least the 1970s through the present, PRISCO was
a Soldier, and later a Captain, in the Genovese Organized Crime
Family. As a Captain, PRISCO supervised, oversaw and profited
from the criminal activities of his own crew of Genovese Family
Soldiers and associates, operating in the New York City area and
in New Jersey.

PRISCO committed various crimes on behalf of the
Genovese Organized Crime Family. He oversaw and took part in a
conspiracy to commit a string of home invasions and other armed
robberies, during which the intended victims were robbed of cash
proceeds of their businesses and other property. PRISCO also
oversaw and participated in the extortion of a Manhattan-based
construction business; possessed, sold and transported stolen
property; and operated an illegal gambling business.
If convicted, PRISCO, 69, of Tom’s River, NJ, faces a
maximum sentence of life in prison.

Mr. GARCIA praised the work of the FBI’s New York and
Newark Field Offices; the Orange County, New York District
Attorney’s Office; the Westchester County, New York District
Attorney’s Office; the New York State Police; the Morris County,
New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office; the Rockaway Township, New Jersey
Police Department; and the New Jersey State Commission of
Investigation.
Assistant United States Attorneys ELIE HONIG and LISA
ZORNBERG are in charge of the prosecution.
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