Somerville's 'Deleo Crew' Crime Boss Gets Over 16 Years in Prison

Ralph Deleo was affiliated with the Colombo Crime Family, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

A Somerville man who was a "street boss" for the Colombo Crime Family was sentenced to over 16 years in prison in federal court Wednesday, according to an announcement from the District of Massachusetts United States Attorney's office.

Ralph Deleo, 69, was head of the Somerville-based "Deleo Crew" that engaged in drug trafficking, extortion and loan sharking, according to the announcement. In May Deleo pleaded guilty to racketeering and firearms charges, the announcement says.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Deleo and the Deleo Crew operated in Massachusetts, Arkansas, Florida and New York and that it arranged cocaine deals, smuggled marijuana from Canada, beat up a financial advisor, extorted money, and had a cache of weapons, ammunition and police uniforms.

The DeLeo Crew was affiliated with La Cosa Nostra's Colombo Crime Family, based out of New York, the announcement says.

U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock sentenced Deleo to 235 months in prison, with 36 months having been served, and three years of supervised release and a $50,000 fine at the end of that time in prison, according to the announcement.


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Charlie Griffin November 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM
These reports today about Ralph’s sentencing doesn’t tell the true story about Ralph, Ralph was labeled an informant by this very site an other news outlets only to be told Ralph did testify, but to testify he was the shooter, he did this to get a man sitting in jail who had nothing to do with the crime out of jail for the crime Ralph committed, this was dated back in 1970 in Ohio, even today the guy has to plea’ed out to 235 months because there was talk about his loyalty. Ralph has done somethings that maybe he deserved to go to prison, but he is serving his time. Ralph Deleo is one of the last of his era to get this kind of time an do the time like he knows no other way too, like a man
Jason November 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM
So your saying Ralph is cool....


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