Mob boss sentenced for shaking down Queens-based construction union: Feds


An aging captain in the Colombo crime family was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in federal prison for shaking down a high ranking official in a Queens-based construction union. Vincent Ricciardo, 77, of Franklin Square, LI, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court in July for his participation in the long-running extortion of the senior official in what is called the “Labor Union,” in court filings and various conspiracies to commit money laundering, loansharking, and fraud in connection with workplace safety certificates. Ricciardo, known as “Vinny Unions,” is the tenth defendant sentenced in the case for conduct in connection…
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Transporting Consciousness with Jesse Tolz, the Travel Agency

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The Travel Agency,  a cannabis company known for attracting celebrities like Amy Sedaris and Sarah Silverman among others, with a location in Union Square and another to come in Downtown Brooklyn believes that the cannabis industry holds the responsibility to aid in rectifying the harms inflicted by the War on Drugs. Their ethos includes supporting […]

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