FBI Rounds Up 100 - 127 Mobsters in Biggest Mafia Bust in New York History video - why not cleveland - sammy catania & others

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mafia_new_york.jpgIn total, 127 people were charged in 16 indictments unsealed today in four districts in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced at a news briefing this morning.The arrest operations, executed by more than 800 federal, state and local law-enforcement officials, stretch across the tri-state area with many of the suspects being processed in Brooklyn.

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest Mafia Bust in New York History

Charges range from gambling to racketeering to murder

By JONATHAN DIENST Updated 1:49 PM EST, Fri, Jan 21, 2011


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The FBI calls it the biggest mafia round-up in New York history. More than 100 suspected mobsters were arrested this morning in connection with numerous federal investigations into New York area mob groups as first reported on NBCNewYork.com


FBI agents along with NYPD and State Police officers, and US Marshals conducted raids that began
in the early morning hours.

In total, 127 people were charged in 16 indictments unsealed today in four districts in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced at a news briefing this morning.

Federal charges range from illegal gambling and racketeering to extortion, narcotics trafficking and murder, said Holder, who flew to New York from Washington to discuss the historic bust.

PHOTOS: FBI Executes Biggest Mob Bust in New York History

 FBI Executes Biggest Mob Bust in New York History


PHOTOS: FBI Executes Biggest Mob Bust in New York History

Raw Video: FBI Rounds Up Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

 FBI Rounds Up Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever


Raw Video: FBI Rounds Up Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Click here for details on the indictments.

"This is one of the largest single-day operations against the mafia in the FBI's history, both in terms of the number of defendants arrested and charged and the scope of the criminal activity that is alleged," Holder said. It "sends the message that our fight against traditional organized crime is strong, and our commitment is unwavering."  

Law-enforcement officials said members and associates of all five New York mafia families - as well as New Jersey's DeCavalcante family - are among those arrested.

The arrest operations, executed by more than 800 federal, state and local law-enforcement officials, stretch across the tri-state area with many of the suspects being processed in Brooklyn.


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Thank Guy--Mob Bust

For this release--I did not catch.  It makes me feel that Eric Holder will fully investigate the mob activities here in NEO, too (although Chicago is probably worse). 


Sadly, I know some folks figure you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette and they justify to themselves that these "family" behaviors that primarily benefit the "family" are okay, because you do see some shiny new development in some areas and, in their minds and the minds of the supporting foundation folks, it can be used to justify the thug tactics used to get from "blight" to gentrification.

I am thinking, especially of University Circle--where 150 homes earmarked by CWRU students are slated to come down using HUD monies/tax dollars with the properties cleared by Lightning Demolition and deposited to the land bank run by Gus Frangos.

Of course, in the short term this will be parking for University Hospital and University Circle employees.  It remains to be seen how many of those employees will actually live in the area and whether it will generate any tax revenue improvement in East Cleveland, as a result of families displaced and our significant local history destroyed by the outfit known as Plymouth Park Tax Services.

If our County Executive cares at all--I hope he SEES this FBI bust and THINKS and moves to prevent any further attempts by Plymouth Park Tax Service to cash out on families in NEO. 

Thank Mr. Voices and Choices for the demos in EC

Thank Mr. Voices and Choices for the demos in EC - Mark Chupp is their Lieutenant in my part of town, working for the Family... the Big Case BOD.

In fact, google Mark and see he is the scholastic validation for lots of the ED crap the failed leadership here has been forcing on citizens, at all our expense.


There are a few other gang members in this video below, raping my community... all to build powerplants for Case and pollute the people - I don't even want them near my home.... especially the Mayor.

Its the FBI vs. the BOD... who will win?!?!

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Last time I saw Mark Chupp

Last time I saw Mark Chupp was the meeting at the EC Library where the old Mayor Brewer announced he had sold out the city to Case, that MCCO was building a coal plant at Lakeview and Euclid, and that Mark was the new Czar. Gus Kious, EC Council (I'm sure including the new "Mayor" Norton), and all the big County development folks were there... it should be on video, as it was recorded by the old Mayor.

I'd like to see that video and relive that meeting, now that I've stopped the most evil of their plans... building a coal plant at Lakeview and Euclid (4 blocks from MY HOUSE).

Wonder whare Mark Chupp lives?!?! Cute little satanic beard.

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You would think it is a conflict of interest for Case

You would think it is a conflict of interest for Case to plan the demolition of property in the fallout zone of their secret coal plant, as they are secretly planning another coal plant in the same neighborhood they are selecting property to demolish. FBI - please do your job.

And you people on the west side think you are screwed over... we have to fight CASE and their illegal actions, and their BOD is a bunch of big shot CEOs and their BIG EGOS.

They gotta be right and will kill to make it so, or leave no evidence of their failure.

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West side gets NJ Municipal Incinerator

  The environmental injustice isn't limited to East Cleveland. 


It's funny... I Googled Princeton Environmental Group

It's funny... I Googled Princeton Environmental Group to see if there is any sign they did as they said... "Princeton president Peter Tien said Thursday that he will move his six-member company to Cleveland immediately and begin the design work"... but they seem to be in NY now. The top two search results that came up were this cleveland.com article and another about Jackson announcing how Sunpu Opto was going to make us world leaders in LEDs...

We know Jackson's Sunpu Opto deal was poop... or were these both Cleveland Foundation projects...?!?!

Did this trash burning project advance?

Cleveland signs agreement to build small power plant fueled by ...

Feb 11, 2010 ... The Princeton Environmental Group will design a 20-megawatt power plant for the city's Ridge Road Transfer Station. A megawatt is 1 million ...
www.cleveland.com › BusinessEnergy - Cached - Similar

Sunpu-Opto lighting deal will help make Cleveland an international ...

May 23, 2010 ... There are major questions regarding Sunpu Opto, their LED ...
www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2010/05/post_20.html - Cached

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This is the Chinese trash to energy Co

Hello Norm, (excellent lead report btw - I read it all),

This appears to be the Chinese company behind Princeton.  Kinsei has 8 employees according to one site. 

And even if they are a scam, I believe it is better to give a shot to a Chinese backed company than a Cuyahoga County Corruption Company (that's CCCC!) 

 Producing some energy from trash is better than what happened at City View!?

If there isn't a Princeton office in Cleveland, it's a con

If there isn't a Princeton office in Cleveland, it's a con.

Trash incinerators for energy are definitely coming to Cleveland, I'm sure.

What connects Kinsei to Princeton?

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Blight-How it works

  As shown in the Greater University Circle area and other parts of Cleveland, the only formula known to work for our lofty urban planners would be:

1.) Create blight--which qualifies city for federal HUD monies and supports CDCs
2.) Accelerate blight with straw buyers and federally funded CDC's providing code enforcement.
3.) Accelerate blight with legislation drawn up by elected officials to give unreal police powers to banks and made-industries like Safeguard to selectively cash liens in areas designated for massive infusion of federal dollars.

4.) Private developers make out using (the Chicago School principle of mining other peoples'money)  to build tax-abated luxury units and retail with depreciation formulas that benefit the developers.

The cycle is never-ending and, of course, since demolition and garbage hauling is a big part of this equation--the mob loves it!

Can I get a $10,000 forgiveable loan to stay in Cleveland? 

It all begins with "Don't Give Where It Can't Help"

It all begins with "Don't Give Where It Can't Help" and rich white powerful industrial people deciding "where IT can help", and who to "help".

IT is our tax dollars.

They want to help rich white (and non-white import) students have a nice 4 years here, while at Case, so they may donate some money there.

They want doctors to have easy suburban access to easy guarded parking spaces, so they won't defect.

Pretty simplistic and disastrous economic development planning, but what do you expect from a bunch of toxic old white guys in Gates Mills?!?!

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Don't be paranoid....There's no "MOB" in Cleveland!!!!

You must just be paranoid, crazy, or schizo to believe that there could possibly be mafia ties in the city of Cleveland. I mean, they are so squeaky clean and all. How could there actually be mobsters in our community? Could you explain that to me? You mean, like "GOODFELLAS" right here in our big city???

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

You've seen Sopranos - my dad's a shrink - there's a mob

You've seen Sopranos - my dad's a shrink - there's a mob.

I'll leave it at that.

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Extraterrestrial mobsters mafia are the worst

All Sopranos Sing.....

Especially around an orchestra...

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

I'd say they keep it in the family

I'd say they keep it in the family and it is best not to cross their paths.

Worse than in the movies.

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I couldn't imagine being around the mafia...

Are they really that corrupt, evil, and stuff like the movies? Do they live in the ghetto or the burbs? 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

Burbs and yes

Burbs and yes

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TWDC Board Candidate Guy T. Black was permitted five minutes to speak at the TWDC Annual Membership meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Mr. Black has also submitted proposed by-law amendments for consideration and possibly ratification.

I'd be interested what other "blacks" speak

I'd be interested what other "blacks" speak - Tremont is such a weird place... any minority interests (any minorities) on TWCD's board, in their membership, or in their funding objectives... besides having diverse fancy restaurants?

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I seriously doubt that any

I seriously doubt that any other "blacks" will be speaking.  There are no African Americans on the Board and none are running. 

Another thing that makes no sense - every year a president is elected - however, there is always just one name on the ballot. 

And another thing,  for the third time they're throwing the exact same by-laws out to be voted on.   Strange thing is, there are no meetings recorded since Sept, 2009, and the last minutes were posted Jan, 2010 for the Sept. 09 meeting. 

Seems to be that the two chairs of the by-law committee got together some time and somewhere and made the decision to push these new proposed by-law amendments again.  How democratic is that?

Norm why don't you attend the Annual Membership meeting on Thursday and take some good photos for NEO?  As a matter of fact, why don't all of you come out in support of Guy?


no TWDC board meetings

minutes for 1 year? is that ok per the charter? maybe it is, it just seems odd. Usually, to bring by-laws before the membership, it has to be put through a committee, even if it is a rehash.

I am sure that someone on the board is reading this, sighing, thinking, of course there was. What are these people talking about?

Transparency. The more under the microscope, the more transparent one should be, unless you WANT to invite a backlash.

I wish you the best of luck, Jerleen. You are to be commended for hanging in there, and bearing the brunt of criticism of anything (everything) that goes awry, even when you had not one thing to do with whatever caused the commotion that may be  going on. I guess there has to be a scapegoat for every crowd.

No the Board minutes mostly

No the Board minutes mostly are up to date - there are no TWDC By-Law Committee meeting minutes for more than a year. 

However, what I find strange is that re-presenting the exact same by-law proposals should have gone through the process again.  Without committee minutes no one has any idea what has transpired over the past year.  The only two people that I know of who met were the two co-chairs, Tim Jenkins and Lynn Murray.  Apparently, since no one else is mentioned,  they made this decision on their own.

They're all so smart and presumably of mastered intelligence above the rest of us, I'm just wondering if they have found the loop holes to satisfy the Ohio Secretary of State when it comes to adhering to the charter and by-laws? 



Guy, use those 5 minutes

wisely, cause once they are up, the mic goes dead.

Guy...you don't have the qualifications to be on that board...

...You simply are not corrupt, collusive, and corroded through to your soul enough to be on that board...

They will play the same old games that they have for generations....

By the way, are you prepared to be blackballed, stonewalled,and disregarded some more by those TWCDC folks? You must like their cruel treatment of seniors, low income, and minorities to keep going back for more abuse! I know you advocate for all the best things---but they really don't care about the little folks...Just look at their negative attitude about the "REAL" people...All they care about are their traditional dog and pony venues and the folks who pay to play in their collaboratives! You are a "QUOTA" to them; not a "BOARD MEMBER"...why would they want you on that board? They cannot handle the truth about their poor attitudes and actions when it comes to snubbing the "REAL PEOPLE!"

God Bless you for giving them this challenge! I salute you and support you all the way...Perhaps they will finally learn something about how "GENTRIFICATION" has disillusioned an entire community of people and "INTIMIDATION" has further set TREMONT back in time! Perhaps after all is said and done, your level of tolerance, advocacy, and exceptional class can finally be appreciated by those so called "COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS!"

Give 'em Hell, my friend! Thanks for stepping up to the plate time and again! Hugs! 


Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

yogi & me going to use your words in my 6 minutes ok our angel

Mafia - not exclusively an Italian thing

I am sure folks might cringe at the implication - but we surely have more than one family operation going on in CLE with respect to the use of public monies - and Russo and Dimora did not write the book.  We have Irish, Greek, African, Arabic, Jewish and more capitalizing on the federal gravy train: