Organized Crime

New Jersey charges 11 reputed members, associates of major NY-based organized crime family

  • N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman points to photos of seven alleged members and associates of the New York based Genovese organized crime family who were arrested in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014.  The attorney general's office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering.  (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman points to photos of seven alleged members and associates of the New York based Genovese organized crime family who were arrested in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014. The attorney general's office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)  (The Associated Press)

  • N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announces the the arrests of seven alleged members and associates of the New York based Genovese organized crime family in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014.  The attorney general's office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering.   (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announces the the arrests of seven alleged members and associates of the New York based Genovese organized crime family in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014. The attorney general's office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)  (The Associated Press)

  • N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman listens to a question from the media after announcing the the arrests of seven alleged members and associates of the New York based Genovese organized crime family in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014.  The attorney general's office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering.   (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman listens to a question from the media after announcing the the arrests of seven alleged members and associates of the New York based Genovese organized crime family in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014. The attorney general's office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)  (The Associated Press)

Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey.

Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced details of the arrests Tuesday during a news conference in Newark. Ten of the suspects are from New Jersey; the other is a New York City resident.

The attorney general's office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering. They say the loansharking operation brought in more than $1 million in illegal interest each year.

Authorities say one of those charged is 80-year-old Charles Tuzzo, a reputed capo in the Genovese crime family. They say another is 55-year-old Vito Alberti, a reputed soldier in the same crime family.