Seventeen charged in $22M illegal gambling ring on Staten Island


The New York State Attorney General’s office unsealed an indictment Tuesday charging 17 individuals in connection with a mob-run gambling and loansharking network that operated across Staten Island and New Jersey.

The arrests are the latest involving alleged members and associates of the Gambino crime family, one of the traditional five Mafia families of New York. Last year, 10 alleged members and associates were arrested and charged in connection with efforts to dominate New York City’s carting and demolition industries.

The indictment unsealed on Wednesday charges the 17 individuals with multiple crimes, including enterprise corruption, first- and second-degree criminal usury and first-degree promoting gambling. Enterprise corruption, a Class B felony, is punishable by a maximum of 25 years in prison.