Did you hear the news from New York today? The F.B.I. and other federal officials have announced the arrests of 127 alleged mobsters on extortion, murder, and other federal organized crime charges. This is reportedly the largest one-day crackdown on the mafia in U.S. history! According to news sources, members from each of the five major New York mafia families were among those arrested. They actually had to use a military base to house all the defendants!
In my largest case as a former federal prosecutor, we charged a total of 28 south Georgia defendants with vote-buying. Trust me, that was plenty of defendants to have to deal with! In that election fraud criminal case, we had to use a Dublin, Georgia National Gurard armory in order to house and process all the arrested defendants.
It will be interesting to see what happens next in the New York mobster case!