“Chin” music for sports-betting mobsters at CitiField, Yankee Stadium

mlb1A mob-run sport gambling ring operating partly out of the new Yankee Stadium and CitiField took in an estimated $1 million a week before being punched out by prosecutors and Major League Baseball.

It didn’t take long for what’s left of La Cosa Nostra to start cashing in on the New York Mets’ blown saves and the number of meatballs the Yankees would smack out of their new Bronx bandbox.

What they didn’t know was that MLB and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office had front row seats for the action.

Today, authorities announced that members of the Genovese crime family — once headed by the late Vincent “Chin” Gigante — operated the ring using code names and passwords for customers who dialed up secret phone numbers or Web sites.



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