12 Mobsters Busted in Gambino Raid

Selling teen sex a 'new low' for crime family: fed
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2010 2:00 AM CDT
12 Mobsters Busted in Gambino Raid
Federal agents escort Dave Eisler, an alleged member of the Gambino crime family, in New York yesterday.    (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

(Newser) – New York City's Gambino crime family reached a "new low" with the trafficking of a minor to have sex with high-stakes poker players, a US attorney said yesterday as he announced charges against 14 alleged mobsters. Twelve of them are already in custody. Other charges include loansharking, drug trafficking, assault, extortion, and attempting to intimidate a jury, CNN reports. "No crime seemed too depraved if it was a money-maker, including the sexual exploitation of a 15-year-old," said the FBI agent heading the investigation. (Read more drug trafficking stories.)

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