NEW YORK – Brooklyn prosecutors say a reputed Gambino crime family captain has turned himself in to face charges in a sprawling federal mob case.
Nicholas Corozzo is part of a February case accusing reputed mobsters with offenses stretching back three decades.
Corozzo is charged with extorting construction companies, running a major illegal gambling operation and ordering a gangland hit that also took a bystander's life in 1996.
The case marks one of the largest Mafia takedowns in recent memory. Besides the federal indictment naming 62 defendants, authorities said a separate state investigation resulted in charges against 26 others.