Dozens Charged in Mob Sting Spanning Five Years

Federal prosecutors have rounded up as many as 60 people, many of them alleged members of the Gambino crime family, and charged them in a 170-page indictment with murders, drug trafficking, conspiracy, illegal gambling and extortion.

The five-year investigation brought together many U.S. attorneys' offices, the FBI, the NYPD and the Department of Labor. It is one of the largest organized crime stings in decades.

Some of the crimes, including several murders, date back to the 1970s.

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