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Organized Crime

Garment Industry

In the 1960s, the La Cosa Nostra (LCN) Commission, or ruling body ruled that the Luchese LCN Family would control most of the criminal enterprises associated with the New York Garment Center. The Luchese Family accomplished this through its manipulation of the Union of Needle Trade Industrial Textile Employees and through control of several key trucking companies which served the garment center. As the result of a 1998 FBI labor racketeering investigation, seven LCN members and associates, including the acting-boss of the Luchese Family, pled guilty to violations of the Hobb's Act in connection with their extortionate control of the garment center.










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