Alleged mobster charged in Little Italy extortion

April 19, 2012 5:22:07 AM PDT
The San Gennaro festival may be known for the food, but prosecutors say it's also been getting a taste of corruption.

An alleged mobster has been indicted on charges of shaking down vendors at the Little Italy fair in 2008.

The suspect, Conrad Ianniello, is described as a captain in the Genovese crime family.

He is one of 11 men named Wednesday on federal charges that also include bookmaking and extortion.

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