According to reports, the feds have both audio and video evidence against key figures of what they have labeled as the East Coast La Cosa Nostra Enterprise.
The four and a half year investigation produced a mountain of evidence including recordings from a turncoat inside the organization which has been identified as John “J.R.” Rubeo. Identified in court documents as CW-1 he wore a wire against key figures including alleged leaders Pasquale Parrello and Joseph Merlino. The feds also had an undercover agent inside of the Cosa Nostra enterprise according to court documents. Rubeo relocated from Yonkers to Florida several years ago and flipped on his mob pals after a DEA arrest in 2011.
The evidence was presented during a pre-trial session in Manhattan and contains so much material it could take up to 3 months for the discovery material to all be turned over to the defendants. Prosecutors said that all consensual recordings made by the CW and undercover agent along with all wiretapped conversations would be part of the first batch of evidence to be turned over by October 31. Genovese family captain Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello may be in more hot water as rumors circulate that the feds may have evidence linking him to a plot to kill an Albanian mobster who allegedly murdered his son back in 1993.
Sources claim the feds may have both audio and video evidence linking Parrello and members of his mafia crew which include co-defendants in the current indictment Bradford Wedra, Israel Torres, and Anthony Zinzi to the mob murder plot. If so this could lead to a superseding indictment against Parrello and others in the future. According to court filing the feds obtained over 800 conversations from Rubeo and the undercover agent and multiple wiretapped cell phones from 2011 to 2016. The over 40 defendants who are allegedly connected to four of the five families of the New York mafia and the Philadelphia mafia seem to be in for a lengthy legal process.