Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The crew, based out of Somerville, was affiliated with the Colombo Crime Family in New York.
Ed. note: The following is a press release from the FBI. Read more about the DeLeo Crew here. BOSTON—An Arkansas man was sentenced to 70 months in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge. On June 15, 2012, U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock sentenced George Wylie Thompson, 66, of Cabot, Arkansas, to 70 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. On June 14, Thompson pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the RICO statute for his role in providing firearms, a silencer, and ammunition to those involved in a criminal enterprise. Thompson was a member of the DeLeo Crew, headed by Ralph F. DeLeo, the former “street boss” of the Colombo Family of La Cosa Nostra. Based in Somerville, …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Ralph DeLeo ran the "DeLeo Crew" out of Somerville.
Editor's note: The following is from the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. DeLeo was previously expected to plead guilty on May 7, but a minor fire in Boston's federal courthouse caused his court date to be delayed. BOSTON - A Somerville, Mass., man agreed to plead guilty today in federal court to conspiring to violate the RICO statute and possessing firearms and ammunition. At today’s hearing, Ralph F. DeLeo, 69, agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. DeLeo was “street boss” of the Colombo Family of La Cosa Nostra and the head of the DeLeo Crew, a criminal enterprise based in Somerville, which engaged in the importation, …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Somerville resident Ralph DeLeo is accused of running a drug operation for the Colombos, one of New York's five mob families.