Nearly 20 top members of Luchese crime family arrested
The ruling hierarchy and 16 others from the Luchese crime family were charged Wednesday with murder, drug-dealing, extortion and gambling in a massive mob takedown.
The 30-page racketeering case named Luchese street boss Matthew Madonna, his underboss Steven "Wonder Boy" Crea Sr. and consigliere Joseph DiNapoli, according to New York Daily News.
A copy of the indictment obtained by NBC News shows that alleged mobsters with nicknames like "Paulie Roast Beef," Joey Glasses" and "Spanish Carmine" were among those charged.
The indictment also charged a few men mobsters with the murder of a longtime mob hitman and three attempted killings, including a Crea-ordered hit of a Bonanno family associate who reportedly disrespected him.
Between each of these violent acts, the alleged mobsters reportedly peddled cocaine, heroin, prescription opiates and marijuana over a 17-year stretch beginning in 2000, according to the indictment.