Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn busted approximately a dozen members of the Colombo crime ...

Colombo crime family boss among a dozen arrested on racketeering charges – The Guardian

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn busted approximately a dozen members of the Colombo crime family, including the entire leadership of the mob clan, over racketeering and extortion charges on Tuesday.The arrests included Andrew “Mush” Russo, the octogenarian boss of the family, and Benjamin “Benji” Castellazzo, the underboss. Others arrested include the family’s consigliere, captains, a soldier and associates.The Colombo crime family is the youngest of what was once the “Five Families” that dominated organized criminal activities across New York City and within La Cosa Nostra, or the American Mafia’s nationwide criminal organization. Additional arrests in the bust included an alleged soldier …

 

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