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Richmond County (Staten Island) District Attorney Daniel M. (Credit: AP Photo)

Richmond County (Staten Island) District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, left, greets United States Attorney Benton J. Campbell at a news conference in Brooklyn in New York City, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, to announce that American and Italian authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday in a takedown of what they called a trans-Atlantic drug trafficking and extortion operation run by the Mafia. Campbell holds a chart showing the names and titles of the defendants.

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Richmond County (Staten Island) District Attorney Daniel M.
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Richmond County (Staten Island) District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, left, greets United States Attorney Benton J. Campbell at a news conference in Brooklyn in New York City, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, to announce that American and Italian authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday in a takedown of what they called a trans-Atlantic drug trafficking and extortion operation run by the Mafia. Campbell holds a chart showing the names and titles of the defendants.

FBI agents escorts unidentified associates of the Gambino
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FBI agents escorts unidentified associates of the Gambino crime family to a police vehicle in Manhattan, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 in New York. American and Italian authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday in a takedown of the remnants of New York's Gambino crime family also meant to cripple a trans-Atlantic drug trafficking operation run by the Mafia.

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This five picture composite shows head shots made available, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, by Italian Police of five men identified as, Filippo Casamenteo, Frank Cali', Giovanni Inzerillo, Salvatore Di Maggio and Domenico Cefalu'. The five men were arrested during raids on Mafia hideouts in New York and Italy on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2008. Officials were hunting down 30 suspects in Italy and more than 60 in New York as part of operation "Old Bridge", all alleged members of clans linked to Salvatore Lo Piccolo, the Sicilian Mafia boss arrested in November, and New York's Gambino crime family, Italy's Interior Ministry said.

Law enforcement officer stand with weapons and guard
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Law enforcement officer stand with weapons and guard the police van in Manhattan, after American and Italian authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, in a takedown of the remnants of New York's Gambino crime family also meant to cripple a trans-Atlantic drug trafficking operation run by the Mafia.

An unidentified associate of the Gambino crime family
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An unidentified associate of the Gambino crime family is escorted to a police van in Manhattan, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 in New York. American and Italian authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday in a takedown of the remnants of New York's Gambino crime family also meant to cripple a trans-Atlantic drug trafficking operation run by the Mafia.

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Raffaele Grassi of the Italian National Police attends
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Raffaele Grassi of the Italian National Police attends a news conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, to announce that American and Italian authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday in a takedown of the remnants of New York's Gambino crime family also meant to cripple a trans-Atlantic drug trafficking operation run by the Mafia.

Dominick Pizzonia was born on November 14, 1942
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Dominick Pizzonia was born on November 14, 1942 in Ozone Park, Queens. He is a long time friend of Mafia Boss John Gotti. Dominick made his living as a loanshark in Ozone Park. On Christmas eve 1988, he was inducted into the mafia, in the same ceremony as John (Junior) Gotti and four others. Allegedly, PizzoniaÕs Christmas Eve Mafia induction was a reward for a murder he committed with Freddy Dicongilio in June 1988. The victim was Frank Boccia, who is the son-in-law of mobster Anthony Ruggiano. Thomas and Rosemary Uva had shot up Gambino owned social clubs. Allegedly, In revenge, Dominick Pizzonia (among other mobsters) had killed the married couple with several shots to the head while they were in there car at the intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard and 103rd Avenue, in Ozone park, New York. In 1995, he was the head of a Gambino bookmaking operation. Eventually he replaced Peter Gotti as capo and became in charge of John Gotti's Bergen Hunt and Fish Club in Ozone Park.

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Handout picture released on February 7, 2008 by Italian Police shows Frank Cali, presumed Mafia member suspected of drug trafficking in Sicily and arrested in the operation codenamed "Old Bridge" on February 7, 2008. Arrest warrants have been issued for 50 suspects in New York and 30 in Sicily in the operation codenamed "Old Bridge. US police arrested 54 suspected members of the Gambino Mafia family in New York, FBI official David Shafer announced in Rome.

Italy's national anti-Mafia prosecutor Piero Grasso looks on
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Italy's national anti-Mafia prosecutor Piero Grasso looks on during a press conference at the Iterior Ministry building, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008. Police launched raids on Mafia hideouts in New York and Italy on Thursday, arresting dozens of suspected mobsters accused of controlling drug trafficking on both sides of the Atlantic. Officials were hunting down 30 suspects in Italy and more than 60 in New York as part of operation "Old Bridge", all alleged members of clans linked to Salvatore Lo Piccolo, the Sicilian Mafia boss arrested in November, and New York's Gambino crime family, Italy's Interior Ministry said.

U.S. assistant special FBI agent in charge David
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U.S. assistant special FBI agent in charge David Shafer is framed by the U.S. and Italian flags, during a press conference at the Interior Ministry building, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008. Police launched raids on Mafia hideouts in New York and Italy on Thursday, arresting dozens of suspected mobsters accused of controlling drug trafficking on both sides of the Atlantic. Officials were hunting down 30 suspects in Italy and more than 60 in New York as part of operation "Old Bridge", all alleged members of clans linked to Salvatore Lo Piccolo, the Sicilian Mafia boss arrested in November, and New York's Gambino crime family, Italy's Interior Ministry said.

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Italy's national anti-Mafia prosecutor Piero Grasso looks on
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Italy's national anti-Mafia prosecutor Piero Grasso looks on during a press conference at the Interior Ministry building, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008. Police launched raids on Mafia hideouts in New York and Italy on Thursday, arresting dozens of suspected mobsters accused of controlling drug trafficking on both sides of the Atlantic. Officials were hunting down 30 suspects in Italy and more than 60 in New York as part of operation "Old Bridge", all alleged members of clans linked to Salvatore Lo Piccolo, the Sicilian Mafia boss arrested in November, and New York's Gambino crime family, Italy's Interior Ministry said.

U.S. assistant special FBI agent in charge David
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U.S. assistant special FBI agent in charge David Shafer is framed by the U.S. and Italian flags, during a press conference at the Interior Ministry building, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008. Police launched raids on Mafia hideouts in New York and Italy on Thursday, arresting dozens of suspected mobsters accused of controlling drug trafficking on both sides of the Atlantic. Officials were hunting down 30 suspects in Italy and more than 60 in New York as part of operation "Old Bridge", all alleged members of clans linked to Salvatore Lo Piccolo, the Sicilian Mafia boss arrested in November, and New York's Gambino crime family, Italy's Interior Ministry said.

John "Jackie Nose" D'Amico, right, arrives at Brooklyn's
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John "Jackie Nose" D'Amico, right, arrives at Brooklyn's Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn, in this file photo from March 6, 1992, for continued testimony in the John Gotti case. Other men are not identified. D'Amico, the reputed acting boss of the Gambino crime family, was named in a federal indictment which charges dozens of reputed members of the Gambino crime family with murders, drug trafficking, robberies, extortion, and other crimes dating back to the 1970s, authorities said Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008.

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Handout picture released on February 7, 2008 by Italian police shows Brunettini Giuseppe, presumed Mafia member suspected of drug trafficking in Sicily. Arrest warrants have been issued for 50 suspects in New York and 30 in Sicily in the operation codenamed "Old Bridge." US police arrested 54 suspected members of the Gambino Mafia family in New York, FBI official David Shafer announced in Rome.

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Handout picture released on February 7, 2008 by Italian police shows Sergio Corallo, presumed Mafia member suspected of drug trafficking in Sicily. Arrest warrants have been issued for 50 suspects in New York and 30 in Sicily in the operation codenamed "Old Bridge." US police arrested 54 suspected members of the Gambino Mafia family in New York, FBI official David Shafer announced in Rome.

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Handout picture released on February 7, 2008 by Italian Police shows Antonino Chiappara, presumed Mafia member suspected of drug trafficking in Sicily. Arrest warrants have been issued for 50 suspects in New York and 30 in Sicily in the operation codenamed "Old Bridge." US police arrested 54 suspected members of the Gambino Mafia family in New York, FBI official David Shafer announced in Rome.

Handout picture released by Italian police shows Filippo
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Handout picture released by Italian police shows Filippo Casamento, presumed Mafia member suspected of drug trafficking in Sicily. Arrest warrants have been issued for 50 suspects in New York and 30 in Sicily in the operation codenamed "Old Bridge." US police arrested 54 suspected members of the Gambino Mafia family in New York, FBI official David Shafer announced in Rome.