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Mafia Judge To The Feds: “You Talkin’ To Me”

November 19, 2007

Judge Working For The Mafia Arrested And Sentenced To 3 Years

November 19. 2007

Judge David Gross did something really gross – he was laundering $400,000 in bribes, cash and stolen jewelry while working with the Genovese mafia in New York. He even bragged he could hide items in his car because he has “judge (license) plates.” This guy is pure class.

Well well well, the FBI’s Squad C-5 again. On a personal note, it’s good to know that a federal judge would work with the mafia. That sure explains a lot.

Former Nassau judge sentenced for money laundering

November 16, 2007 – Former Nassau County Court Judge David Gross shamed more than just himself and his family when he was caught up in a mob money laundering scheme — he disgraced the profession of anyone who has ever worn a jurist’s robe, a federal court judge told Gross as he sentenced him to 33 months in prison.

“The position of a judge in our society is a prized achievement and brings with it the responsibility of total integrity, honesty and good character,” U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Spatt told Gross in Central Islip Friday. “There is no position in this country more important for integrity.”

Gross, 45, pleaded guilty in July to money laundering conspiracy for working with members of the Genovese crime family in an attempt to launder nearly $400,000 that included cash, stolen diamonds, watches and jewelry. Federal prosecutors say they never targeted Gross, but they arrested him after he “walked into” an FBI organized-crime sting.

As part of the plea deal, Gross will begin his sentence in January. Speaking before sentencing, the former judge, who had a reputation for being quirky and once wrote a book titled “If The Robe Fits: A View From The Bench,” said he stood “before this court a broken man.”…

Federal prosecutors recommended a sentence of up to 41 months for Gross, who Assistant U.S. District Attorney Cynthia Monaco said deserved no leniency and should be held to a higher standard. She noted that in one scheme, Gross kept $40,000 in laundered cash in his car trunk and told his accomplices it was safe there because he had “judge plates.”

“His commission of these crimes is a betrayal of the trust that the public placed in him,” Monaco said. – http://www.newsday.com

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