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Genovese Capo's Racketeering Conviction for Extortion of ILA Local 1235 and Sentence Affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

February 14, 2012

            Defendant Michael Coppola was found guilty after a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (John Gleeson, Judge) of conducting and conspiring to conduct the affairs of the Genovese organized crime family through a pattern of racketeering activity evidenced by the use of extortion and fraud to control the New York-New Jersey waterfront generally and International Longshoreman's Association ("ILA") Local 1235 in particular, and by the possession of false identification documents.

           
 

           
 

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