WEST PALM BEACH – 6 individuals from Palm Beach County are among the list of 46 individuals who are facing indictments in a crackdown on organized crime families of La Cosa Nostra.
All of the offenders participated in a “sprawling and long-running racketeering conspiracy composed of leaders, members, and associates of the Genovese, Gambino, Luchese, Bonanno, and Philadelphia Organized Crime Families of La Cosa Nostra,” as stated by the United States Attorney’s Office.
The target of criminal activity was between Springfield, Massachusetts, to South Florida, according to the federal investigators.
67-year-old Pasquale Capolongo was one of those charged in the indictment. He was known by the name of “Mustache Pat” and “Patsy.”
38-year-old Carmine Gallo of Delray Beach is also under indictment along with 54-year-old Joseph Merlino, 56-year-old Craig Bagon, 54-year-old Bradley Sirkin known with the name of “Brad” and 63-year-old Frank Trapani called “Harpo”. 4 of them are residents of Boca Raton who played their role in the conspiracy.
On Thursday morning, all the six offenders mentioned above were taken into custody in Florida. They are scheduled to appear in Federal Court in West Palm Beach.