Joe lagano & the appeals - go ahead and cry
According to the Estate, Lagano and Michael Mordaga shared a long-term business and personal relationship. 1 Lagano was also the subject of an organized crime investigation by the BCPO, where Mordaga served as Chief of Detectives. On December 1, 2004, BCPO detectives executed a search warrant at Lagano's home in New Jersey, during which they seized more than $50,000 in cash along with other items. Detectives from the BCPO also executed search warrants on Lagano's safe deposit boxes, which resulted in the seizure of additional funds. Lagano was charged with several crimes, including racketeering, promoting gambling, criminal usury, and conspiracy.