Nearly three dozen alleged members and associates of a major organized crime family have pleaded not guilty to a state indictment alleging racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering.
Among the defendants who appeared in court in New Jersey Monday was Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., son of former Philadelphia crime boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky'' Scarfo.
Also charged are Joseph DiNapoli of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Matthew Madonna of Seldon, N.Y., alleged members of the Lucchese family's three-man ruling panel.
The indictment alleges a litany of offenses under the racketeering charge, including gambling, theft, aggravated assault and bribery.
Published at 1:01 PM EDT on Jun 28, 2010
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