New Jersey State Police, the East Rutherford NJ Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have rounded up 45 people accused of gambling and drug distribution and believed to be operating in concert with the Genovese Crime Family, according to a story by Mark J. Bonamo of the Hackensack Chronicle. The arrests were made in raids beginning early in the morning of March 25.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli indicated at a press conference that the leaders of the group were Genovese associates. He named the following men as leaders:
- Mark Iafelice, 49, of Edgewater;
- Brian DiGuilmi, 48, of Emerson;
- James W. Skinner, 69, of Allenwood;
- James J. Skinner (James W.'s son), 40, of Hazlet.