A resident in West Palm Beach, Florida, NiCastro was involved in loansharking activities since the 1970s, which is when he is believed to have been 'made' in the New Jersey based DeCavalcante crime family.
On October 19, 2000, NiCastro was arrested and extradited to the state of New Jersey, where more than 50 of his associates from the DeCavalcante crime family were put on trial for various criminal activities, including labor racketeering, extortion, loansharking, and illegal gambling. NiCastro, then in his mid 60s, was convicted of predicates under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
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