DOJ announces arrests of multiple Long Islanders allegedly connected to Colombo crime family
Multiple Long Islanders accused of being mobsters have been arrested as part of a larger investigation into organized crime by the federal government.
The Department of Justice Tuesday announced the indictments of 14 alleged top-tier members of the Colombo crime family.
The suspects face multiple charges including labor racketeering, extortion and money laundering.
Prosecutors say the charges relate to a long-running effort by the crime family to take control of a Queens-based labor union and its health care benefit program.
If convicted, each man could face up to 20 years in federal prison.