Local report came in Monday that a local family dentistry office was actually a home base for some of the highest ranking members of the New Jersey Mob. The FBI had spent month in an undercover sting to shut down the strong hold for these dangerous criminal who are believed to be involved in everything from racketeering, money laundering and drug trafficking. Officials are perplexed as to why they decided on an office like that as their meeting place, over a more typical, deli or restaurant. One Agent commented that a clinic like that doesn’t call any attention, that for that reason they probably were able to carry on there illegal activities for so long without being noticed. It is thought that as early as the 1980’s some of the state’s most bold criminal plots were being arranged inside the seemingly harmless dentist office, including the possible mob hit of local construction chairmen, Nicolas Black. The criminals even had the clinics billboard sign changed monthly, the latest reading, “Invisalign service; the cheapest in town.”
The FBI began to investigate the office late last spring when people from the residential area behind the complex complained that, often times loud music could be heard coming from inside, late at night and that the use of foul language was always being heard by area kids. This provoked beat cop, Luis Finnegan to stop by one afternoon to talk with the owners, upon entering the establishment he claims to have seen absolutely no signs of a legitimate Dental practice at all. Instead he found himself standing over a group of “seedy” looking people playing cards and pool and smoking cigars. In the end it was the smoking that caused their downfall. Officer Luis filed a complaint about smoking in a public place and a police inquiry shortly followed. When it was discovered that some of the most notorious gangster in the state were hanging out at the Clinic and breaking the Rico act, they had the warrant they needed to plant listening devices in the walls. From there on out the information poured forth. It’s estimated that some thirty seven felonies were discovered thank to the mobsters long conversation during the FBI’s tapings.
Finally early Monday morning state and local police entered the office and arrested more than thirteen suspects on charges that ranged from possession or drugs and firearms to outstanding warrants, more charges are suspected to be filed within the following weeks. The FBI says that it now plan to expanded its territory of possible places that criminals might be using to run their criminal empires. It seems that this has opened the eyes of law enforcement on the idea that anywhere could be the base of a criminal empire. In the future, schools, barber shops and petting zoos won’t be discarded so quickly. From now on out there will be harsh revision of all places where criminals might try and blend in with the average working Joe.