Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Benjamin 'The Claw' Castellazzo sprung on $1.6m bond

Castellazzo, 84, is known as 'the Claw' because he gets his hands on everything.
A judge has approved the release on bond of Benjamin 'The Claw' Castellazzo with home detention and electronic monitoring. Castellazzo has been held since September after the feds indicted him and 13 other mobsters in a scheme to take over a labor union. His career in crime started in the 1950s when he was convicted for hijacking a carpeting truck. When he appeared before a federal judge in New York in 2013 to be sentenced on a racketeering charge he was a changed man. “I have reflected on my life during the last two years I have been in jail since my arrest. I can tell your honor without hesitation, I am not proud of the life I have led,” Castellazzo wrote “ ... I can tell your honor in all sincerity that you will never see me before this or any court of law again.”
He was released from federal prison in 2015, but the feds came calling for the Claw again. Castellazzo was the man in charge of the union racket.

He had been denied bail and housed at the unfriendly Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
See ----->Colombo crime family busted for union racketeering