We almost missed it: the NBC 4 report that broke late Tuesday afternoon March 28...
The FBI and NYPD Joint Organized Crime Task Force arrested ten mobsters in New York City on 37 charges related to a racketeering conspiracy on Tuesday, March 28. The operation, which has apparently netted the crooks $26 million, has been in operation since 1998.
The report quotes Acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde: "Through acts of violence including murder conspiracy the defendants are alleged to have amassed a fortune in ill-gotten gains."
"The mafia hasn't stopped operating and the crimes these members are charged with today proves that," said FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney.
What's interesting is that the article links the men to the Bonanno organized crime family which court records show partnered with Russian businessman, Felix Sater. Sater is a former Bayrock executive and business partner of Donald Trump, according to court records dated March 22, 2017.
—daughter of earth
Interesting Links to explore:
Motion to unseal Sater court records: (pdf)
Sater describes his relationship with Trump; Trump denies it in video deposition.
Sater's ties to the Bonanno crime family: Page 41 number 209 (pdf)
Sater's court records sealed and "super sealed": Page 20 (pdf)
Page 143 Orin Hatch questions Loretta Lynch about Felix Sater. (pdf)
Sater's father, Michael Sheferofsky, a Mogilevich crime syndicate boss. Palmer Petition for writ of certiorari. Page 26. (pdf)
Bayrock brochure (names and pictures Donald Trump). (pdf)
TPM artircle: What The CIA and FBI Knew About Trump Before 2016
Crook behind the Trump-Russia peace deal (Felix Sater)
A Back-channel plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates, New York Times article.
Russian Mafia in Trump Tower and the Mogilevich connection, trump-russia.com
Secret Prosecutions And The Erosion Of Justice in Law360.com
FBI arrests ten people in New York City with alleged ties to Donald Trump and Russian mafia Palmer Report