Organized Crime

FBI arrests 10 members, associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family in New Jersey

Federal prosecutors have announced the arrest of 10 members and associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family in New Jersey.

They're accused of plotting to commit murder, distribute drugs and promote prostitution.

The suspects include reputed captain 71-year-old Charles Stango, of Henderson, Nevada, and reputed consigliere 72-year-old Frank Nigro, of Toms River.

Prosecutors allege Stango sought and obtained permission from Nigro to kill a rival member in New Jersey. Authorities say Stango discussed his plans with an undercover agent.

Prosecutors say Stango and his son, Anthony, also planned to operate a high-end escort service in the Toms River area.

Some suspects are due in federal court Thursday afternoon in Newark. Stango is due to appear in a Las Vegas courtroom.