Fugitive From Mob Gambling Charges Returns to NJ
A fugitive who allegedly helped run a mob-influenced gambling operation in Costa Rica is back in New Jersey.
State Attorney General Paula Dow says Frank Cetta was arrested in Costa Rica on Dec. 5. He’s being held in New Jersey on $350,000 bail and will be arraigned next week. It’s not known if he’s retained a lawyer.
Cetta was indicted in May 2010, along with nearly three dozen others, for allegedly running an illegal gambling operation that processed more than $2 billion in wagers over a 15-month period. Cetta allegedly supervised a wire room in Costa Rica where bets were processed.
Also indicted was Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., whose father, Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo, is serving a life term for running the Philadelphia-Atlantic City mob in the 1980s.
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