LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States At…

LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that CIRO PERRONE, a Captain in the Genovese Organized Crime Family, was convicted late yesterday afternoon following a two-week jury trial of all
counts against him, including a violation of the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) statute. According
to documents filed in Manhattan federal court and the evidence at

PERRONE has been a “made” member of the Genovese
Organized Crime Family since at least the 1960s, and was promoted
to the supervisory rank of Captain in the 1990s, taking over the
crew formerly under the control of Genovese Family Acting Boss
MATTHEW IANNIELLO, a/k/a “Matty The Horse,” who pleaded guilty to
racketeering charges in this case. In his capacity as Captain,
PERRONE supervised and directed the criminal activities of
numerous other “made” members and associates of the Genovese
Family, which activities included operation of a lucrative
gambling business and extensive loansharking operation. PERRONE
based his criminal business in Ozone Park, Queens, engineering
crimes from a number of locations, including his own “social
club” located on 101 Street, and various establishments in the st
neighborhood, including a local butcher shop and Don Peppe’s
restaurant, where PERRONE regularly met with other members and
associates of organized crime.

PERRONE was convicted of four separate racketeering
acts — including operation of the gambling business,
loansharking conspiracy, and loansharking against two named
victims; RICO conspiracy; conspiracy to make extortionate
extensions of credit; and conspiracy to use extortionate means to
collect extensions of credit. Following the jury’s verdict,
Judge ROBERT P. PATTERSON revoked PERRONE’s bail and remanded him
to the custody of the United States Marshals.

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