NEWARK, N.J. — Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey.
Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced details of the arrests Oct. 21 during a news conference in Newark. Ten of the suspects are from New Jersey; the other is a New York City resident.
The Attorney General’s office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering. They say the loansharking operation brought in more than $1 million in illegal interest each year.
Authorities say one of those charged is 80-year-old Charles Tuzzo of Bayside, New York, a reputed capo in the Genovese crime family. They say another is 55-year-old Vito Alberti of New Providence, New Jersey, a reputed Genovese soldier.