A federal judge says she needs more time to consider the bail application by Dean DePreta who was arrested last week as the alleged ringleader of a Gambino-tied big bucks gambling operation out of Fairfield County, CT as reported by Michael P. Mayko for the Connecticut Post:
The judge heard an allegation from Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Chen that DePreta, 44, of Bartina Lane, Stamford, has been "seeking earnestly to become a made member" of the Gambino family. * * * The prosecutor alleged that one of DePreta's duties as head of the gambling operation was to deliver a portion of the proceeds to the Gambino hierarchy. He said he has photographs of DePreta meeting with a Gambino member.
Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons will resume the bail hearing on Friday after talking with "probation officials about DePreta's conduct following his 2004 release from federal prison on similar charges."