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Dozens Of NYC Govt Employees Arrested By Feds, Most Single-Day Bribery Arrests In DOJ History


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The suspects were arrested in a major raid.
Mairead Elordi
Feb 6, 2024

Dozens of public housing employees in New York City were charged with bribery and extortion on Tuesday in a record for the largest number of bribery charges filed in a single day by the Justice Department.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged 70 current and former employees of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) with accepting cash bribes from contractors in exchange for Housing Authority contracts, The New York Times reported.

The suspects are accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes from contractors who wanted to work on nearly 100 of the Housing Authority’s buildings in all five boroughs. More than $13 million in work was awarded, with the suspects typically getting 10% or 20% kickbacks, sometimes more, prosecutors said.

The suspects were arrested in handcuffs in a major raid Tuesday morning.

*“This culture of corruption at NYCHA ends today,” said Damian Williams, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York at a press conference Tuesday morning, calling it a “classic pay to play” scheme.

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Genovese family, Venero “Benny Eggs” Mangano, dead at 95
DiMaiolo Santolo

August 19, 2017

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Mangano operated for years out of a social club on Thompson street and controlled several mob rackets including the families extremely lucrative piece of the window replacement scam. Four of the five NY mafia families controlled a cartel of window replacement companies from the 70’s into the 1990’s that held sway over $150 million dollars in contracts from the New York City Housing Authority. The mob’s influence in the local Iron Workers Union allowed them to control the industry and to charge a mafia tax of $1-$2 on almost every window replacement both public and private throughout New York. A mob associate turned rat helped the feds take down the mob’s window replacement scheme in 1990 after a two-year investigation.

Several mobsters including Mangano were indicted and he was later sentenced to more than 15 years behind bars........(Snip)

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