Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Seven NY wise guys indicted

John 'Johnny Boy' Ambrosio
Seven members of two of New York's most notorious crime families have been arrested on a slew of charges which include racketeering, drug trafficking, loansharking and illegal gambling. The men are members of the Gambino and Bonnano families and are accused of contributing to each's criminal empire in Long Island between 2014 and 2017. The oldest is John 'Johnny Boy' Ambrosio, a captain in the Gambino family, who is 74.

Frank 'Frankie Boy' Salerno, 43 is a soldier in the Bonnano family whereas all the others are associates or members of the Gambino family.

Anthony Saladino
Five of the men are accused of drug trafficking offenses for selling cocaine, marijuana and Xanax in large quantities. Prosecutors say Salerno and Saladino sourced the drugs in kilograms then sold it to the others to be distributed. Between February and June 2016, one undercover agent claims to have bought almost a kilogram from them in 12 different sales.

In an exchange caught on tape, Saladino told a victim: 'If you don’t give me my fucking money… I don’t know if you know who I am and where I come from, but I promise you, you will never walk again.' The Gambino family boss, rumored to be Frank Cali, was not included in the indictment nor was Michael 'The Nose' Manusco, the suspected head of the Bonnano family.

Michael "Mikey Nose" Mancuso