ORANGE COUNTY, NY – In connection with an ongoing investigation into the Gambino crime family, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are reportedly carrying out extensive searches for bodies in Orange County, New York. Two sites are under scrutiny, both located on Hampton Road- one in Goshen and the other in Campbell Hall. Heavy machinery, including a backhoe, was observed working at the Goshen site on Wednesday. Despite no remains being found, the search is scheduled to resume Thursday.
The FBI, while confirming that the search is related to their organized crime investigation, has not disclosed who they suspect might be buried in these locations. The ongoing search aligns with recent law enforcement actions. Last week, ten individuals connected to the Gambino crime family were apprehended for attempting to muscle into New York City’s garbage hauling and demolition businesses via intimidation tactics.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the ten men were captured and charged based on a 16-count indictment, which was brought to light in federal court. The charges include allegations of racketeering conspiracy, extortion, witness retaliation, and union-related crimes.
In the setting of these developments, Italian law enforcement arrested an additional six mob members in a coordinated operation with the FBI and federal prosecutors.
The ten arrested individuals include Joseph Lanni, Diego “Danny” Tantillo, Angelo Gradilone, James LaForte, Vito Rappa, Francesco Vicari, Salvatore DiLorenzo, Robert Brooke, Kyle Johnson, and Vincent Minsquero. These men are suspected to have demanded money from an unnamed person running a carting business utilizing threats, arson, vehicular damage, and assault.
U.S. Attorney Breon Peace assured in a statement that, “Today’s arrests reflect the commitment of this Office and our law enforcement partners, both here and abroad, to keep our communities safe by the complete dismantling of organized crime.”