Saturday, July 21, 2007

Judge tried to launder money for mob

David Gross, 45, a former Nassau County NY judge, faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after his mid-July admission that he attempted to launder money for the mob, according to a story by WNBC-TV in New York.

Gross admitted on July 13 that he agreed to launder $400,000 in proceeds of a jewelry robbery. At the time the deal was set up, he did not know that he was talking to an undercover FBI agent.

Gross teamed with Nicholas Gruttadauria, an alleged member of the Genovese Crime Family, to generate false invoices through a Freeport restaurant that would cover the illegal income. Gross was to keep 20 percent of all laundered cash for himself.

Gruttadauria also pleaded guilty in the case.

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