Daniel “Danny” Pagano an alleged captain in the Genovese crime family has plead guilty as part of a plea agreement to racketeering conspiracy charges. According to the feds the conspiracy charge included crime like illegal gambling, loan sharking, and extortion. Feds claimed he had a hand in running an illegal gambling ring from at lease 2000 in Rockland County.
The 61 year old mobster is now looking at a prison stretch of 27 to 33 months as agreed upon as part of his plea when sentenced. Danny has a long history in the New York mafia as his late father Joseph Pagano was a hit man for the Genovese family.
According to reports Pagano once tried to recruit Al Sharpton back in the 1980’s into a mob scheme to sell drugs although Sharpton has long denied the allegations. Sharpton the well known civil rights activists claims he thought Pagano was a simple music exec.