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Tag: international cooperation

Fed Field Trip, Destination: Italy

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

The U.S.  feds met with Italian law enforcement counterparts in Italy last week to make sure everyone was on the same page on organized crime.

The summit gave the FBI and several federal prosecutors from the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office a chance to connect the dots with Italian officials on current investigations and operational matters, reports the NY Daily News.

All five New York crime families maintain ties to the old country, but the Gambinos are the most actively linked. Italian police were essential to the 2008 takedown of 62 Gambino members. They also played an important part in the 2011 roundup of more than 100 mobsters in the U.S., says the Daily News.

The NY Feds took the opportunity while abroad to attend Italian Judge Giovanni Falcone’s anniversary memorial service. Falcone was assassinated 20 years ago by a roadside bomb planted by the mob.

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