Alleged mafia soldier charged with trying to escape from federal detention



NEW YORK – Federal authorities charged a Westchester County man with attempting to escape from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Christopher Londonio, 45, has been detained at the facility since February on murder and racketeering charges pending in White Plains federal court.
A superseding indictment against Londonio and 18 other members and associates of the Luchese Family of La Cosa Nostra, who are charged with racketeering, murder narcotics offenses, and firearms offenses.
In June, Londonio and another detainee concocted a plan to escape from the federal detention center. Londonio used dental floss as a cutting tool to tamper with a window in the facility. He also planned to solicit a priest to smuggle a saw blade into the facility, and secretly stockpiled sseveral sheets and blankets, intending to use them as a rope to aid in his escape
The plan was foiled with a fellow detainee reported the escape plan to authorities. 

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