GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY CAPTAIN SENTENCED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT TO 121 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR RACKETEERING, DRUG TRAFFICKING, AND MULTIPLE ACTS OF VIOLENCE

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that ALPHONSE TRUCCHIO – one of the youngest mobsters to be made a Captain in mafia history – was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 121 months in prison for his crimes as a member of the Gambino Organized Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra (the “Gambino Crime Family”).

TRUCCHIO previously pled guilty on February 17, 2012 to racketeering, narcotics trafficking, assault, illegal gambling, loansharking, obstruction of justice, and extortion, in connection with two indictments before U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who also imposed today’s sentence. Of the 22 defendants who were arrested in connection with U.S. v. Joseph Corozzo, et al., as part of a nationwide organized crime takedown on January 20, 2011, TRUCCHIO was the 20th to be convicted. He was also charged in U.S. v. Alphonse Trucchio, et al. with 19 other individuals on November 30, 2011 for participating in a scheme to recruit illegal immigrants to work in adult entertainment clubs controlled by the Gambino Organized Crime Family.

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