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Joseph Cammarano Jr. and John Zancocchio were Mafia bosses who profited from a mob-controlled dump on Staten Island, overseeing underlings who strong-armed victims to exact payments and instill fear.
Or so federal prosecutors say.
Lawyers for the two men have offered an alternative explanation and a novel defense: Their clients, known to their friends as Joe C and Porky, were profiled for their ethnicity — Italian.
“Looking like he stepped out of central casting in a mob movie doesn’t make you part of one of these groups,” said Jennifer Louis-Jeune, a lawyer defending Mr. Cammarano against racketeering and extortion charges.
And the Mafia? It’s the stuff of bad-old-days folklore, she said.
“Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was this thing called the Mafia and there were five families,” Ms. Louis-Jeune said.
“And they were known throughout the land for being Italian and for committing crimes together,” she said, adding: “Once upon a time. Not now.”
Yet the government maintains that the mob is very much alive and well. The men, prosecutors say, are the acting boss and consigliere of one of the city’s most storied crime families, the Bonannos. Their alleged racketeering activity spanned from about 2012 to 2018.
There was a time when the racketeering trial of a mob boss would have dominated headlines, just as the trial and conviction of John Gotti did in 1992.
But aggressive prosecutions in the 1980s and 1990s decimated the leadership of the Bonanno, Lucchese, Gambino, Genovese and Colombo families in New York, leaving organized crime so depleted in influence that the testimony over the last weeks in Federal District Court in Manhattan has seemed something of a throwback.
The Bonanno family was particularly hard hit by a rash of convictions and defections in the early 2000s. Even the family’s longtime boss, Joseph C. Massino, decided to cooperate with the authorities after his conviction in 2004 for seven murders, testifying against his former subordinates. His successors at the top of the family were also convicted and imprisoned: Vincent Basciano and Michael Mancuso.
Prosecutors have presented evidence in court that Mr. Cammarano, 59, now controls what is left of the family.
“These two men led a sophisticated criminal organization that took whatever they wanted from whoever they wanted through intimidation, through threats and through violence,” the assistant United States attorney, Gina Castellano, told jurors.
Mr. Cammarano, who lives in Long Island, is charged with racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit extortion. Mr. Zancocchio, 61, of Staten Island, is charged with racketeering conspiracy, attempted assault and conspiracy to commit extortion. If convicted, Mr. Cammarano faces 40 years in prison and Mr. Zancocchio faces 45.
Ms. Castellano said the men “worked together and with other members of the mob to commit crime after crime — extortion, loan-sharking, drug dealing, assault and fraud.”
One construction company owner, Steven Grzic, testified that two men showed up at his office unannounced several years ago, suggesting that he take a lowball settlement in a legal dispute with a Bonanno-linked company.
When the man said the issue needed to be discussed with lawyers, the visitors said “O.K.” — adding, “please say hello to your father.”
“My father was a victim of a violent crime, so I understood that as a means of intimidation,” Mr. Grzic said. He said he later hired a bodyguard out of fear.
Stephen Sabella, a former Bonanno associate, testified that one interaction with Mr. Zancocchio left him with a black eye, bloody nose and damaged tooth.
In 2014, Mr. Sabella said he went to a gentlemen’s club he co-owned with Mr. Zancocchio for a meeting. They greeted one another, but it felt strained. Mr. Zancocchio, seemingly incensed by a rumor, proceeded to beat him, Mr. Sabella testified.
“He punched me in the face,” Mr. Sabella said. “He continued to punch and kick me. I just tried to fend off the blows.”
Mr. Sabella was ousted from the strip club business and other Bonanno-linked enterprises, losing an estimated million, he said.
As part of the racketeering scheme, associates of Mr. Cammarano and Mr. Zancocchio are accused of using a tract of land on Staten Island as an illegal dumping ground for mountains of contaminated material.
“Everyone involved in that dumpsite lost money — except the mobsters and those working with them,” Ms. Castellano said.
One of Mr. Zancocchio’s lawyers, John Meringolo, suggested that some elements of the investigation might have been influenced by a cultural misunderstanding about body language.
Mr. Meringolo pressed Detective Anthony Votino of the New York Police Department about his testimony that he had conducted surveillance of Mr. Zancocchio and another man as they held “an animated conversation.”
“It wasn’t angry but there was a lot of — there was some hand movements and physical touching,” Detective Votino said. “Not fighting. Just making sure that they got their point across.”
On cross-examination, Mr. Meringolo suggested that the men were victims of ethnic stereotyping.
“And that’s because people like us, we talk with our hands and he was talking with his hands, right?” Mr. Meringolo goaded, leading to an objection from prosecutors.
“And did they kiss each other when they departed?” Mr. Meringolo asked.
“I don’t recall,” Detective Votino answered.B:
蓝天高手论坛蓝天高【老】【头】【很】【利】【索】【地】【从】【地】【上】【爬】【起】【来】，【然】【后】【就】【若】【无】【其】【事】【地】【坐】【在】【那】【里】【继】【续】【吃】【炒】【饭】。 【袁】【天】【瞬】【间】【石】【化】【了】。 【这】【时】，【张】【小】【凡】【来】【了】。 “【怎】【么】【拍】【这】【么】【长】【的】【队】？”【张】【小】【凡】【一】【愣】，【指】【了】【指】【外】【面】？ “【你】【谁】【啊】！【出】【去】【排】【队】【去】！”【这】【时】【身】【后】【一】【男】【子】【大】【声】【喊】【道】，【这】【一】【喊】，【后】【面】【排】【队】【的】【人】【都】【开】【始】【指】【指】【点】【点】。 “【不】【好】【意】【思】，【各】【位】，【这】【位】【就】【是】【这】
“【啪】！” 【就】【在】【赵】【经】【理】【狰】【狞】【怒】【吼】【的】【时】【候】，【一】【个】【响】【亮】【的】【耳】【光】【响】【彻】【了】【整】【个】【房】【间】。 【这】【一】【耳】【光】【瞬】【间】【就】【将】【赵】【经】【理】【给】【打】【飞】【了】【出】【去】。 “【谁】？” 【赵】【经】【理】【有】【些】【惊】【恐】【的】【捂】【着】【脸】。 【肖】【晓】【月】【也】【停】【止】【了】【哭】【泣】，【同】【样】【有】【些】【惊】【恐】【的】【在】【房】【间】【里】【左】【右】【乱】【看】。 【唯】【独】【坐】【在】【沙】【发】【上】【的】【唐】【枫】【没】【有】【任】【何】【的】【变】【化】，【依】【然】【冷】【冷】【的】【看】【着】【赵】【经】【理】。 【空】【空】
【这】【是】，【写】【的】【最】【短】，【结】【束】【的】【最】【快】【的】【一】【本】【书】。 【写】【的】【最】【累】。 【其】【实】，【有】【很】【多】【想】【表】【达】【的】【东】【西】【都】【因】【为】【种】【种】【不】【可】【说】【的】【原】【因】，【没】【有】【表】【达】【出】【来】。 【人】【的】【情】【感】【太】【复】【杂】【了】，【不】【是】【简】【简】【单】【单】【就】【能】【体】【现】【出】【来】【的】。 【爱】【情】【这】【东】【西】，【没】【有】【人】【心】【里】【有】【数】。 【只】【有】【身】【在】【其】【中】，【才】【能】【慢】【慢】【体】【味】。 【就】【到】【这】【里】【吧】，【再】【见】。 【感】【谢】【有】【你】【们】。 【下】
【戴】【维】【森】【本】【身】【在】【世】【界】【篮】【坛】【就】【享】【誉】【盛】【名】，【所】【以】【这】【次】【率】【领】【中】【国】【队】【夺】【冠】，【圈】【内】【人】【倒】【也】【不】【怎】【么】【吃】【惊】。 【他】【们】【真】【正】【吃】【惊】【的】【是】【新】【瓜】【蛋】【子】【大】【唐】【的】【表】【现】。 【实】【在】【是】【表】【现】【的】【有】【些】【太】【让】【人】【难】【以】【置】【信】，【场】【均】【轰】【下】39【分】21【篮】【板】7【盖】【帽】【的】【数】【据】，【让】【人】【有】【种】【做】【梦】【的】【感】【觉】。 【要】【知】【道】【整】【个】【奥】【运】【会】【男】【篮】【历】【史】，【就】【从】【未】【有】【人】【打】【出】【过】【这】【么】【奢】【华】【的】【场】【均】【数】【据】
【不】【过】【之】【前】【有】【过】【类】【似】【的】【经】【验】，【这】【次】【调】【整】【状】【态】【蔺】【清】【只】【用】【了】【很】【短】【的】【时】【间】，【没】【一】【会】【儿】【就】【收】【拾】【好】【和】【何】【浅】【一】【起】【出】【门】【了】。【两】【个】【人】【一】【路】【聊】【着】，【走】【到】【聂】【少】【言】【傅】【问】【泽】【的】【房】【间】【旁】【边】【时】，【窸】【窸】【窣】【窣】【穿】【衣】【服】【的】【声】【音】【从】【没】【关】【严】【的】【门】【里】【面】【传】【了】【出】【来】。 “【师】【父】？”【蔺】【清】【站】【在】【门】【口】【小】【声】【叫】【了】【一】【下】，【门】【里】【静】【了】【几】【秒】【后】，【傅】【问】【泽】【右】【手】【拎】【着】【一】【个】【包】【裹】【严】【实】【的】“【大】【粽】蓝天高手论坛蓝天高【贺】【毅】【偷】【偷】【摸】【摸】【地】【回】【到】【酒】【店】，【但】【是】【被】【唐】【沁】【撞】【了】【个】【正】【着】。 “【贺】【老】【师】！”【唐】【沁】【笑】【眯】【眯】【地】【和】【他】【打】【招】【呼】。 【虽】【然】【贺】【毅】【已】【经】【清】【洗】【过】【了】，【但】【是】【衣】【服】【还】【没】【有】【换】【过】，【隔】【着】【几】【米】【远】，【唐】【沁】【都】【能】【闻】【到】【他】【身】【上】【的】【酒】【气】。 【贺】【毅】【神】【色】【有】【些】【尴】【尬】，【不】【过】【他】【带】【着】【口】【罩】，【唐】【沁】【也】【看】【不】【见】。 “【嗯】！”【贺】【毅】【是】【公】【众】【人】【物】，【要】【是】【被】【人】【抓】【住】【酒】【吧】【宿】【醉】，【被】
【一】【天】【之】【后】，【端】【木】【双】【雄】【做】【好】【了】【准】【备】，【服】【用】【了】【破】【神】【丹】。 【百】【里】【野】【比】【端】【木】【双】【雄】【还】【要】【紧】【张】，【他】【们】【能】【不】【能】【成】【功】【突】【破】【成】【为】【分】【神】【境】【强】【者】，【关】【系】【重】【大】。 【时】【间】【一】【分】【一】【秒】【过】【去】，【百】【里】【野】【就】【站】【在】【门】【外】，【一】【直】【没】【有】【休】【息】。 【一】【天】【过】【去】【了】，【两】【天】【过】【去】【了】，【端】【木】【双】【雄】【还】【没】【有】【出】【关】。 【到】【了】【第】【三】【天】，【端】【木】【英】【雄】【先】【出】【关】【了】，【他】【的】【气】【势】【变】【得】【很】【强】【大】。
【许】【大】【总】【裁】【从】【厨】【房】【里】【出】【来】，【正】【好】【就】【听】【到】【了】【亲】【亲】【老】【婆】【的】【话】。【他】【站】【在】【那】【里】，【狠】【狠】【地】【瞪】【了】【大】【儿】【子】【一】【眼】，【然】【后】【若】【无】【其】【事】【地】【走】【过】【去】，“【阿】【旭】，【等】【会】【你】【去】【书】【房】，【书】【桌】【上】【有】【一】【份】【文】【件】，【你】【看】【着】【做】【了】【吧】。” 【亲】【亲】【老】【婆】【的】【面】【膜】【是】【属】【于】【他】【的】，【拿】【他】【的】【面】【膜】，【肯】【定】【得】【再】【拿】【一】【份】【文】【件】。 【许】【沐】【旭】：“……” 【额】…… 【他】【做】【错】【了】【什】【么】？
【从】【那】【天】【以】【后】，【祁】【宇】【翰】【似】【乎】【每】【天】【的】【工】【作】【就】【是】【去】【陪】【蓝】【梓】【漫】，【看】【着】【蓝】【梓】【漫】【承】【受】【着】【各】【种】【严】【重】【的】【妊】【娠】【反】【应】，【祁】【宇】【翰】【心】【疼】【极】【了】。 【蓝】【梓】【漫】【到】【了】【怀】【孕】【三】【个】【月】【的】【时】【候】，【这】【个】【人】【瘦】【了】【十】【五】【斤】，【两】【条】【腿】【落】【地】【就】【颤】【抖】，【心】【脏】【立】【马】【喘】【不】【上】【气】【来】，【即】【使】【是】【躺】【在】【床】【上】，【也】【会】【因】【为】【心】【脏】【加】【速】【的】【声】【音】，【心】【慌】【气】【短】【的】【难】【受】【至】【极】。 【原】【本】【蓝】【母】【以】【为】，【蓝】【梓】【漫】【回】
【六】【年】【后】 “【好】【了】，【我】【们】【就】【不】【要】【在】【聊】【闲】【话】【了】。” “【是】【的】，【得】【赶】【紧】【颁】【奖】，【不】【然】【等】【会】【下】【去】，【我】【怕】【是】【得】【不】【好】【过】。” “【下】【一】【个】【要】【颁】【发】【的】【奖】【项】【是】【最】【佳】【金】【手】【指】【漫】【画】【创】【作】【奖】。” “【获】【得】【本】【届】【最】【佳】【金】【手】【指】【漫】【画】【创】【作】【奖】【的】【是】。” “【怎】【么】【回】【事】，【每】【次】【到】****【就】【卡】，【非】【要】【弄】【个】【悬】【念】【出】【来】，【直】【接】【说】【不】【行】【吗】？”【宁】