Ricco has been identified by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and the New York City Police Department
as a "Capo" in the Gambino Organized Crime Family.
He has an extensive and significant criminal record
dating back four decades. In June 1998, Louis Ricco
was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury and charged with
"racketeering conspiracy." Specifically,
the indictment charged that Louis Ricco and other associates
Gambino Organized Crime Family engaged in various criminal
activities which affected interstate and foreign commerce.
Louis Ricco was further charged, as a "Capo" in
the Gambino Organized Crime Family, with supervising
criminal activities of his "crew." On June
22, 1999, after a plea of guilty to one count of Racketeering
Conspiracy, Louis Ricco was sentenced to 43 months
in the Federal Correctional Facility in Otisville,
New York. On October 17, 2001, Louis Ricco was indicted
in New Jersey and charged with third degree Conspiracy
and third degree Promoting Gambling. Louis Ricco pled
guilty to third degree Promoting Gambling and was sentenced
to three (3) years in State prison to run concurrently
with his Federal sentence.