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The Nation : Reputed Mob Chief Guilty

A New York federal jury found reputed Mafia leader Matthew (Matty the Horse) Ianniello guilty of racketeering and tax evasion. Prosecutors said Ianniello and eight other defendants conspired to skim $2.5 million of the profits from five Manhattan restaurants and nightclubs. Ianniello, 65, and Benjamin Cohen, 66, secretly owned and controlled the restaurants and evaded taxes on the skimmed profits, the government said. Ianniello, reputedly a captain in the Genovese crime family, was convicted on 43 counts of racketeering, mail fraud and income tax evasion.


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