Last January the feds busted a suspected Genovese crew including reputed soldier Stephen Deprio for waterfront racketeering, and yesterday pursuant to a superseding indictment "three additional defendants and dozens of counts were added . . . accusing mob figures and ex-International Longshoremen's Association officials of extorting New York-New Jersey dockworkers for 'Christmas tribute' payoffs" as reported by Joseph Bonney for The Journal of Commerce.
The "superseding indictment adds current or former ILA supervisors Michael Nicolosi, Julio Porrao and Rocco Ferrandino to the defendant list on charges of extortion conspiracy and extortion" as reported by Jerry DeMarco for the Cliffview Pilot.
Apparently the busted defendants don't understand the true meaning of Christmas: it's better to give than to extort receive.
Hell, mobsters would whack Christ himself and they probably are the reincarnation of Roman soldiers.
Meanwhile, Depiro who allegedly ran the Christmas racket is on bail after three priests went on record for him.