Friday, March 18, 2011
Two Lucchese crime family mobsters pleaded guilty today to federal racketeering charges.
Carlo Profeta, a Lucchese acting captain, and Eric Maione, a Lucchese associate, both pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to one count each of a racketeering charge related to the use of extortion to collect a gambling debt.
Assistant US Attorney Rachel Nash said during the court hearing that Profeta, 68, and Maione, 34, could face in theory up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced.
But the two mobsters are expected to receive reduced prison terms after deciding to plea guilty to the charges instead to going to trial when they are eventually sentenced by Judge Eric Vitaliano.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/two_lucchese_mobsters_plead_guilty_w23OGvHCDOMaSILTwc0NkN#ixzz1GyJxx8W1