New York mob boss pleads guilty in New Jersey case

A New York mob boss and a top New Jersey mobster are among six organized crime family figures who have pleaded guilty to charges stemming

A New York mob boss and a top New Jersey mobster are among six organized crime family figures who have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an investigation of an international gambling enterprise.

A New York mob boss and a top New Jersey mobster are among six organized crime family figures who have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an investigation of an international gambling enterprise. (6/18/15)

TRENTON - A New York mob boss and a top New Jersey mobster are among six organized crime family figures who have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an investigation of an international gambling enterprise.

The New Jersey attorney general's office says all are members of the Lucchese crime family and they pleaded guilty to racketeering charges on Wednesday.

Authorities say 80-year-old Matthew Madonna of Seldon, New York, who is a member of the three-man panel that rules the crime family, faces up to 5 years in prison.

Authorities say the man who lead the family's New Jersey faction, 69-year-old Ralph Perna of East Hanover, will be sentenced to 8 years in prison under terms of a plea agreement.

The defendants were charged in 2007 after investigators targeted an international criminal gambling enterprise that they say handled billions of dollars in wagers, primarily on sporting events.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A bobcat that was struck by car was 1 Bobcat struck by car released back into wild
Man arrested in shooting involving Fetty Wap now 2 Man arrested in shooting involving Fetty Wap facing robbery charges
Ella Glenn is today's Scholar Athlete. 3 Scholar Athlete - Ella Glenn
Dover launches the Street Smart Dover campaign to 4 Dover launches new campaign to lessen number of pedestrian fatalities
V-Go Robot helps student battling cancer attend school 5 V-Go Robot helps student battling cancer attend school

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE