CLEVELAND -Eleven dogs were rescued on Wednesday from Eagle Auto Parts when the arrest warrants were being served during "Operation Goodfella."
One mother dog and 4 of her puppies were rescued, they were all in poor condition.
Carmine Agnello was arrested at his Cleveland scrap yard. Agnello, a former son-in-law of the late John Gotti, is charged with theft, money laundering conspiracy and corrupting sports. Tomba said he specializes in illegal scrap metal rings.
Agnello defrauded a victim of about $3 million by weighing down cars with dirt when they were weighed as his scrap facility, police said. He also is accused of illegally drugging race horses and more charges are pending.
“This was an outstanding operation by the Cleveland police,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty said. “I admire their determination to make sure the mafia does not take root in Cleveland again.”
The vet report will have to be completed before it can be determined if any animal cruelty charges will be filed.
Read more on Carmine Agnello here.