Judge Alan H. Nevas is retiring from the bench after 23 years. Before his nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut in 1985, Nevas was the United States Attorney for Connecticut where he targeted the Mafia:
He . . . targeted organized crime after a slew of gang-related murders in Fairfield County, including the assassination of Frank Piccolo, a Gambino crime family captain on Bridgeport's busy Main Street on a Saturday afternoon. FBI plants, court-authorized wiretaps and cooperating witnesses led to indictments of Francis and Gus Curcio, Salvador Basso and Vincent Pollina, all affiliated with the Genovese crime family; Thomas DeBrizzi, who succeeded Piccolo as the Gambino head, and others.