organized crime

NJ fish-tossing teen’s dad did time for mob ties
The attention given to a viral video, showing a 19-year-old Hazlet resident throwing motionless fish back into the Raritan Bay, took a bizarre turn on Wednesday when reports surfaced that the teen's father once attracted some notoriety of his own.
New Jersey charges 11 in mob loansharking scheme
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Members and associates of one of New York's legendary crime families used check cashing businesses and a Newark restaurant to run a racketeering enterprise that reaped millions of dollars through loansharking and money laundering, New Jersey officials said Tuesday as they a…