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FBI charges 127 alleged mobsters in north-east US

US federal agents have charged 127 suspected mobsters in multiple investigations into New York's organised crime families.

The arrests were made on Thursday morning throughout New York City, New Jersey, Rhode Island and other areas in the north-east US, FBI officials said.

They were accused of a range of crimes including murder and extortion.

The BBC's Katie Connolly reports.

  • 20 Jan 2011
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