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DEA Social Club Raid Was Supposed to Crash Mafia Induction, Not Xmas Party

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

A snitch told the feds that a Christmas party at a Brooklyn social club was going to be an induction ceremony for an up and coming wannabe wiseguy in the Bonanno crime family.

Niceguy Tico Pays the Price

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Even in the Mafia, no good deed goes unpunished.

DEA Grinches Spoil Bonanno Family Christmas Party

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Just as the holiday crowd at the Banner Social Club in Brooklyn -- it included three Bonanno wiseguys -- began to unwind, shotgun-toting party poopers with search warrants arrived.