A reputed Bonanno associate and a building boss had been hauled into New York courtroom Thursday accused of threatening to murder a contractor and his family if he didn’t pay a six-figure kickback.
Peter McMahon, president of DPC Big Apple Inc., allegedly instructed a $1.6 million settlement to roof repairer Petros Papapetru in change for $A HUNDRED AND FIFTY,000, prosecutor Christopher Beard stated in Long Island Excellent Courtroom.
Papapetru couldn’t do the process and passed it off to the alleged victim, some other roofer, who refused to pay up, in step with prosecutors.
Reputed Bonanno associate Vincent DiGregorio and McMahon, who were each in Manhattan Perfect Court Thursday, resorted to the mob-taste techniques.
“Things escalated from promises of additional work beneath the similar arrangement and, in the end, was threats of bodily violence, including the demise of the victim, his wife and children,” Beard instructed Justice Roger Hayes.
The terrified roof repairer went to at least one of McMahon’s workers for lend a hand. but if the staffer attempted to intervene, he was a goal of the same threats.
Beard said investigators were taking a look into whether the trio had shaken down different contractors and additional charges may well be coming near near.
As McMahon waited for his case to be referred to as, along with his palms cuffed at the back of his again, he insisted he was not anything more than a leisure bagpipe player and had nothing to do with the alleged scheme.
He delivered, “Why don’t you write in regards to the charity work I do?”
DiGregorio and McMahon pleaded no longer responsible to charges of tried grand larceny and aggravated harassment, and bail was set at $250,000.
McMahon was once released from court after bondsman Ira Judelson organized the bail package deal.
Papapetru has yet to turn himself in, Beard said.
McMahon’s safety attorney, Bruce Maffeo, stated they’d combat the case.
DiGregorio’s legal professional called the alleged mob institutions “ridiculous” and said his client “has long past 42 years of his lifestyles with not anything greater than a misdemeanor.”