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May 24, 2009 | Victoria Kim
A member of the infamous Gambino crime family who waged a long legal battle with U.S. immigration officials to remain in the United States was deported and turned over to Italian authorities, officials said Saturday. Rosario Gambino, 66, a distant cousin of late mob boss Carlo Gambino, was put on a commercial flight in Miami on Friday, then flown to Italy, where he was taken into custody by local authorities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said.
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February 11, 2014 | By Tom Kington and Richard A. Serrano
ROME - The FBI and Italian police said they had broken up a global heroin and cocaine trafficking ring Tuesday after stumbling upon a fledgling alliance between a Calabrian Mafia group and associates of New York's notorious Gambino crime family. Twenty-four arrests were made in Italy and the United States after a two-year operation that relied on both wiretaps and an American undercover agent named by investigators as "Jimmy," who is said to have infiltrated the Gambinos and fooled Italians into believing he was a heroin dealer.
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March 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
The government on Friday wrapped up its case against John Gotti, telling jurors that "murder is the heart and soul" of the Gambino organized-crime family. "Murder played a central role in this enterprise," Assistant U.S. Atty. John Gleeson said. He added that Gotti, as head of the crime family, "did not go out and shoot people in the face, he had other people do it for him."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2009 | Victoria Kim
A member of the infamous Gambino crime family who waged a long legal battle with U.S. immigration officials to remain in the United States was deported and turned over to Italian authorities, officials said Saturday. Rosario Gambino, 66, a distant cousin of late mob boss Carlo Gambino, was put on a commercial flight in Miami on Friday, then flown to Italy, where he was taken into custody by local authorities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said.
NEWS
February 7, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His lawyers argue that all those detectives and FBI agents who follow John Joseph Gotti when he emerges from his modest split-level home in Queens are hounding a roving salesman for a plumbing contracting company. Prosecutors claim Gotti is far more: head of the nation's biggest organized crime family.
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December 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal jury in Miami convicted two members of the Gambino crime family in the slaying of a stripper they wrongly thought was an FBI informant. Ariel Hernandez was accused of strangling Jeanette Smith in a hotel room two years ago, and Frederick J. "Fat Freddie" Massaro, a restaurant owner who oversaw the Gambinos' South Florida operations, allegedly ordered her killing. They were convicted of murder, conspiracy, fraud and other charges.
NEWS
December 18, 1986
The wife of a reputed mobster and three members of his Irish gang were indicted in the killing of a loan shark in New York City. Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau, in arguing the case against Julia Coonan and the three male defendants, said the gang has supplied "hired guns" to the Gambino crime family and has been responsible for 28 murders. Coonan, 44, is the wife of James Coonan, who is awaiting trial in another killing.
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May 26, 1989 | From United Press International
Police officers Thursday arrested 63 men and five women on Long Island and in Manhattan, smashing a $300-million-a-year sports gambling ring allegedly run by the Gambino crime family, Nassau County officials said. In coordinated predawn raids, 150 detectives arrested the 68 suspects on warrants and seized $100,000 in cash. Extensive betting records involving all major professional sports also were seized. The average bet placed through the ring amounted to $3,000, officials said, and Nassau County Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2008 | Anna Gorman
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday gave a temporary reprieve to Rosario Gambino, a convicted heroin trafficker with alleged ties to the Gambino crime family who had been ordered deported to Italy. A Los Angeles immigration attorney filed a petition with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after Immigration and Customs Enforcement tried to deport Gambino on Tuesday night. Gambino was returned to a detention facility in New Jersey because of health concerns, his attorney said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2007 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
He served 22 years behind bars on a conviction for heroin trafficking. The U.S. wanted to deport him -- and Italy wanted him back. But there was a problem: His name was Rosario Gambino, with alleged ties to the infamous Gambino crime family.
NEWS
December 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal jury in Miami convicted two members of the Gambino crime family in the slaying of a stripper they wrongly thought was an FBI informant. Ariel Hernandez was accused of strangling Jeanette Smith in a hotel room two years ago, and Frederick J. "Fat Freddie" Massaro, a restaurant owner who oversaw the Gambinos' South Florida operations, allegedly ordered her killing. They were convicted of murder, conspiracy, fraud and other charges.
NEWS
April 3, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Gotti, the nation's best known organized crime boss, was convicted Thursday of all 13 counts at his murder and racketeering trial, ending his career as leader of America's most powerful Mafia family. "I'll be OK," Gotti told friends and associates in the courtroom after the jury's forewoman pronounced him guilty over and over again. Her words meant Gotti, 51, faces a life sentence in federal prison.
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March 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
The government on Friday wrapped up its case against John Gotti, telling jurors that "murder is the heart and soul" of the Gambino organized-crime family. "Murder played a central role in this enterprise," Assistant U.S. Atty. John Gleeson said. He added that Gotti, as head of the crime family, "did not go out and shoot people in the face, he had other people do it for him."
NEWS
February 7, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His lawyers argue that all those detectives and FBI agents who follow John Joseph Gotti when he emerges from his modest split-level home in Queens are hounding a roving salesman for a plumbing contracting company. Prosecutors claim Gotti is far more: head of the nation's biggest organized crime family.
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