Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Orleans Mobsters

Impact of the New Orleans Crime Family

The New Orleans crime family has or had an impact throughout all Louisiana and several other southern states like Missouri, Texas and Mississippi. It has an estimated 10 "made" members left and many more associates. Some people say it is almost dead; others claim that it is one of the most powerful Mafia crime families in the United States today. It has been said that they are still active but these reports are unsubstantiated.Since Hurricane Katrina two brothers have emereged as a new force in New Orleans,Joseph and Michael Tufaro.Michael Tufaro[1] has a long history of run ins with the law and was acussed of being part of an attempt to "fix" a federal trial[2] as far back as 1988. He was released from prison in 2003 for a kidnaping sceme[3] where Tufaro would kidnap local drug dealers and hold them for ransom.They also have family ties to New York[4] and the Colombo Family.They also have family ties to a local garbage company that has grown into a rather large regional company in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Tufaro brothers own[5] and control a large residential sub-divison that has resulted in a RICO[6] case being brought against them it seems as though their futre is still in question.We will be waiting and watching to see if this is the return of the "old school" New Orleans mafia or two wise guys that were not so wise.

Further reading

  1. ^ OPCSO.orgmichaeltufarocase#286666www.stbclerk.commichaeltufarocase#131364
  2. ^ 04/10/1988,04/23/
  3. ^ OPCSO.orgdocketmastermichaeltufarocase#415860#415877
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