Joseph “Joe Sass” Sarcinella (Born 1935) is a reputed soldier in the Genovese Crime Family.
Gambling Ring ConvictionsEdit
In 1975, Sarcinella was busted for running a $50 million operation for Vincent Gigante.
In 2001, the wiseguy was nailed again for running a $10 million gambling ring in Bronxdale. He pleaded guilty the next year, and served four months
In March 2012, Sarcinella and several mobsters were busted in the Bronx for allegedly running a $2 million-a-year gambling and loansharking ring for the Genovese crime family. All of the defendants pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, and were each were given a conditional discharge and fined $200.
Garbage Industry Takeover and ConvictionEdit
On January 16, 2013, in an early morning raid, the feds arrested and charged 32 individuals including suspected mobsters from the Gambino, Lucchese and Genovese crime families for their alleged roles in the waste carting, loan sharking and other rackets.
Sarcinella, Genovese soldiers William Cali and Dominick Pietranico (Pepe) and long-time associate Carmine Franco (Papa Smurf) plead guilty to their roles in an alleged scheme to control waste collection in New York and New Jersey
All four men were participants in a scheme, along with other members and associates of the Genovese, Gambino, and Luchese crime families to control various waste disposal businesses in the New York City metropolitan area and multiple counties in New Jersey. Members of the scheme engaged in various crimes including extortion, loansharking, mail and wire fraud, and stolen property offenses.
On May 13, 2014 Sarcinella and Pietranico were sentenced in Manhattan federal court in connection with their roles in a scheme to exert control over the commercial waste-hauling industry in the greater New York City metropolitan area and in parts of New Jersey.
Sarcinella and Pietranico were each sentenced to five months in prison.