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LONGSHOREMAN’S REGISTRATION REVOKED FOR ASSOCIATION WITH BONANNO AND LUCCHESE CRIME FAMILY MEMBERS

August 14, 2017

   Joseph Ferdico, 37, of Staten Island, New York, who has been a longshoreman since 2014, had his Longshoreman Registration revoked today by the Waterfront Commission following a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for associating with members of the Bonanno and Lucchese crime families.

   The evidence at the hearing showed, and the Commission found, that Ferdico had worked as a part-time DJ from approximately 1999 to 2006 for Anthony Calabrese, a member of the Bonanno crime family and a convicted racketeer, at a club on Staten Island which was owned by Calabrese. Over that period of time, it is estimated that Calabrese paid him approximately $100,000 for his DJ services.

   The evidence also showed that Ferdico associated with John Castellucci, a capo in the Lucchese Crime Family, who is also a convicted racketeer. According to the evidence. Castellucci owned a cigar store across the street from an auto body business of which Ferdico is the manager. Ferdico purchased cigars in Castellucci’s store and Castellucci brought his car to the auto body business for repairs and dealt with Ferdico. The evidence also established that Castellucci also had Ferdico’s personal cell phone number.

   The Commission found that Ferdico also failed to disclose his association with both Calabrese and Castellucci on a Prequalification Request and thereby also committed fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, thus demonstrating that he is a danger to the public peace or safety in the Port of New York district.

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