Colombo crime family boss among a dozen arrested on racketeering charges

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Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn busted approximately a dozen members of the Colombo crime family, including the entire leadership of the mob clan, over racketeering and extortion charges on Tuesday.

, Colombo crime family boss among a dozen arrested on racketeering charges, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The arrests included Andrew “Mush” Russo, the octogenarian boss of the family, and Benjamin “Benji” Castellazzo, the underboss. Others arrested include the family’s consigliere, captains, a soldier and associates.

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