NY Southern District Court Broke the Mob, Celebrates 225th

The Court That Broke the Mob Celebrates a Birthday | The Nation: "It is the court that convicted mafia figures of racketeering and conspiracy. It is the court where a defendant in a drug conspiracy case, while being cross-examined, threw his fifteen-pound wooden chair at the prosecutor, and spent the rest of the trial gagged and manacled.

It is the court where, in an overcrowded courtroom, Judge Pierre Leval presided over the longest trial in American history, the marathon “Pizza Connection” case, involving New York mafia kingpin Salvatore Catalano. The trial was a mammoth $1.6 billion narcotics conspiracy case lasting seventeen months. It was a daunting challenge to trial management, and the jury convicted eighteen men of over 100 acts of racketeering."

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  1. They broke nothing

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  2. They only took the tip of the iceberg.

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  3. Ok they maybe got the mob out of full control of most lf the unions, although the sports book, shylocking etc still goes on

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  4. wasnt the longest trial, the longest was the "The United States v. Anthony Accetturo et al. RICO trial", google jackie DiNorsico

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  5. If all the ills of the world disappeared, then all of those people trying to eradicate those evils would be out of a job.

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  6. I agree with you all. I hope you noticed I was reporting what The Nation wrote; read their article -- and ask yourself, why did they choose THAT headline....

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  7. "It is the court where, in an overcrowded courtroom, Judge Pierre Leval presided over the longest trial in American history, the marathon “Pizza Connection” case, involving New York mafia kingpin Salvatore Catalano." If I'm not mistaken, the longest trial was Jackie DiNorscio's, or the Newark crew, which lasted 21 months.

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