Indictment charges 46 in East Coast organized crime case

New York federal prosecutors have unveiled an indictment charging nearly four dozen suspects with organized crime-related counts, saying they operated a massive East Coast syndicate.

New York federal prosecutors have unveiled an indictment charging nearly four dozen suspects with organized crime-related counts, saying they operated a massive East Coast syndicate.

New York federal prosecutors have unveiled an indictment charging nearly four dozen suspects with organized crime-related counts, saying they operated a massive East Coast syndicate. (8/4/16)

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York federal prosecutors have unveiled an indictment charging nearly four dozen suspects with organized crime-related counts, saying they operated a massive East Coast syndicate.
    
Prosecutors said Thursday the 46 defendants committed crimes ranging from extortion to illegal gambling throughout the East Coast, including in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Florida. It was not immediately clear how many of those charged were in custody.
    
An indictment in Manhattan federal court said the crime activities were mostly based in New York.
    
Authorities say the suspects were involved in loansharking, casino-style gambling, sports gambling, credit card fraud and health care fraud.
    
Other crimes alleged in the indictment included firearms trafficking, arson, extortion and assault.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
At least one person was injured after a 2 FDNY: 1 injured after 2-alarm fire breaks out at Brooklyn building
Dozens of senior citizens at an East New 3 Mini horses stir up spirits at nursing home
The tree fell on tracks that carry the 4 Tree falls on tracks at Parkside Avenue train station
5 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE