NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say they're sending a message to the mob in New Jersey.
They announced on Thursday the arrests of 10 members and associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family. They're accused of plotting to commit murder, distribute drugs and promote prostitution.
The suspects include reputed captain 71-year-old Charles Stango of Henderson, Nevada, and reputed consigliere 72-year-old Frank Nigro, of Toms River.
Prosecutors allege Stango sought and obtained permission from Nigro to kill a rival member in New Jersey. Authorities say Stango discussed his plans with an undercover agent.
Stango and his son, Anthony, also allegedly planned to operate a high-end escort service in the Toms River area.
Some suspects are due in federal court in Newark on Thursday. Stango is due to appear in a Las Vegas courtroom.