FBI cracks down on Genovese family

February 4, 2009 9:57:41 AM PST
The FBI says it has arrested several people in New York City as part of an investigation of the Genovese organized crime family. The suspects under arrest were named Wednesday in a racketeering indictment charging them with extortion, loan sharking and drug dealing.

The FBI says those charged include the reputed acting boss of the family - Danny "The Lion" Leo.

Leo was sentenced last year to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to shake down a livery cab business owner and an illegal gambling business.

The suspects were awaiting arraignment Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.


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