A 66-year-old Somerville Massachusetts man, Ralph F. DeLeo, was indicted Dec. 17 as the "street boss" of the New York-based Colombo Crime Family.
DeLeo has been charged with commanding an interstate crew engaged in narcotics trafficking, extortion and loan sharking.
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