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14 Gambinos Rolled Up

MANHATTAN (CN) - Two final guilty pleas on Monday concluded the successful prosecution of "all 14 members and associates of the Gambino Organized Crime Family" who were charged in April 2010, federal prosecutors said. The 13 men and one woman were charged with crimes including racketeering, murder, sex trafficking, extortion and wire fraud.

The final two defendants, Thomas Orefice and Dominick Difiore, pleaded guilty Monday to "various federal charges," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.

These defendants already had pleaded guilty: Daniel Marino, Onofrio Modica, Anthony Manzella, Michael Scotto, Michael Scarpaci, Thomas Scarpaci, David Eisler, Salvatore Borgia, Steve Maiurro, Keith Dellitalia, Suzanne Porcelli, and Anthony Vecchione.

Prosecutors called it "a significant blow" to the Gambino crime family.

Orefice and Difiore were accused of beating an extortion victim with a baseball bat, beating other extortion victims, and extorting businesses and people through violence and threats, among other things.

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