The FBI made history by nabbing over 100 Mafia members in New York City. The mobster roundup occurred in the early hours of January 20, 2010 and follows a massive federal investigation into the New York area mob families. State Police, US Marshals, and FBI agents combined forces to conduct raids on five New York mob families, including the Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese, Bonanno, and Colombo families. Additionally, the DeCavalcante family from New Jersey was included in the arrest operations throughout the tri-state area.
The suspects are facing federal gambling, racketeering, and murder charges. A news conference held by US Attorneys Loretta Lynch and Preet Bharara, NYC area FBI Director Janice Fedarcyk, and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly are expected to relay details of the bust at 11:00 a.m. today. US Attorney General Eric Holder is also going to participate in the media conference.
Diego Rodriguez from the NY area FBI office offered to NBC: "Early this morning FBI Agents along with our law enforcement partners ebgan arresting over 100 organized crime members for various criminal charges. Additional information will be available at the US Attorney's offices later today."