Genovese Crime Family ally gets 28 months

A North Jersey man was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for his role in the affairs of the Genovese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (the “Genovese family”), including engaging in a pattern of racketeering activity by extorting Christmastime tribute payments from members of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced.

Nunzio LaGrasso, 64, of Florham Park, former vice president of ILA Local 1478 and ILA representative – previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to Count One of the second superseding indictment, charging him with racketeering conspiracy. LaGrasso admitted to predicate acts involving conspiracy to commit extortion and multiple extortions.

Genovese Crime Family ally gets 28 months