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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Vollaro agreed to provide evidence against the Corozzos and others by wearing a wire

Joseph Vollaro, CEO of a Staten Island-based Andrew's Trucking Corp., came under scrutiny, said a law-enforcement source. Vollaro, described as a close associate of the Corozzo brothers and their Howard Beach, Queens, crew, was a "big earner" and may have been on track for induction into the crime family, the source said.
After being caught with 1 kilo of cocaine, Vollaro agreed to provide evidence against the Corozzos and others by wearing a wire. "He made devastating recordings against the Corozzo crew . . . discussions about how they conducted their entire business, and how the money came in and how it was kicked up to their bosses," the source said. "They captured . . . payoffs from construction people, payoffs from jobs, kickbacks." In addition, wiretaps, surveillance video and photos also provided evidence the Gambinos demanded a tribute of $1 per cubic yard of landfill used at the site of the later-aborted NASCAR race track on Staten Island, and were skimming money from pension contributions at a Teamsters local. Other projects allegedly infiltrated by the Gambinos were a West Side water tunnel, a Bronx water-filtration system, and the Liberty View Harbor site in Jersey City. Added to the new indictment is evidence of violent crimes - including Carneglia's purported hits - from turncoats who had been flipped after recent convictions related to a Gambino crew operated by Ronald "Ronnie One Arm" Trucchio, who reports to the Corozzo brothers.
Several members of that crew close to Trucchio and John "Junior" Gotti Jr. provided firsthand knowledge of murders and other violence, a source said.


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