Eleven members of the Gambino organized crime family pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and other charges in Brooklyn federal court. They were accused of using the family’s carpentry business to commit some of the crimes.
The offenses they were arrested for included obstruction of justice, money laundering, wire fraud and tax evasion. Andrew Campos, a Gambino captain, faces a prison sentence of up to 20 years. The defendants will pay total penalties of more than $1.6 million.
Campos, 51, and 10 members of his crew allegedly ran fraudulent schemes through their carpentry firm, CWC Contracting Corp. They were accused of engaging in money laundering and paying employees cash amounting to millions of dollars without payroll tax withholdings.
Conspiracy charges tend to come with underlying criminal charges. What many people do not realize is that conspiracy charges can carry harsher penalties than the underlying charges. If you are under investigation or being accused of conspiracy in New York, you need legal representation that can provide a strategic defense.
The skilled defense attorneys at Brill Legal Group understand the complexities of the state’s conspiracy laws and are experienced in handling a wide range of criminal cases. Contact us right away for a free consultation.