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Mob Rule in Ozone Park

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Think your co-op board is full of wiseguys? It's probably got nothing on the condo board at Ozone Park's Greentree development of townhouses, which was controlled by Gambino mob members and extorted fees from tenants: "Right before he was due to close on the sale of his two-bedroom duplex in 2001, UPS driver Joseph Mauro said he was blind-sided with a $47,517.47 bill from the board for fees and fines he supposedly owed. The fines included $6,000 for 'animal excrement thrown from the balcony daily' from 1996 to 2001, nearly $9,000 in water and sewer assessment fees and $1,792 for 'collection of' water and sewer assessment fees." [NYDN]