The FBI has arrested ten suspected wise guys for their various alleged roles in dealing drugs, pimping whores and plotting to whack a fellow mobster after an undercover agent infiltrated a DeCavalcante crew based in Toms River, NJ according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. Among those charged are reputed crew boss Charles "Beeps" Stango and supposed family consigliere Frank "Shipe" Nigro. Also named as defendants are Stango's son Anthony "Whitey" Stango, Paul "Knuckles" Colella, John "Johnny Balls" Capozzi, Mario Galli, Nicholas Degidio, James Heeney, Rosario Pali and Luigi Oliveri.
Stango allegedly wanted to whack a made member from a DeCavalcante crew in Elizabeth, NJ -- the intended victim is unidentified other than by his nickname "the Pet" or "Mutt" -- by outsourcing the job to two outlaw bikers who each would be paid $25,000.
The sworn affidavit by FBI Special Agent Robert Conrad to establish probable cause for the issuance of the criminal complaint against the defendants alleges that the DeCavalcante family operates under the Gambino family. Apparently Stango is unhappy that the DeCavalcante family must answer to "the fuckin' Gambinos" according to the transcript of a conversation secretly recorded by the undercover agent which is included with Special Agent Conrad's affidavit.