Monday, July 15, 2013

Ex-Bonanno Crime Family Boss Joseph Massino Wins Release For Role As Informant

John Marzulli at the New York Daily News offers a piece on former Bonanno Cosa Nostra organized crime family boss.

Now he’s on his way to being a fat, free fella.

Ailing ex-Bonanno crime boss Joseph Massino, the highest-ranking American Mafioso to turn rat, received his reward Wednesday for cooperating — two life sentences reduced to time served.
The pear-shaped Massino will walk out of a secret federal prison in 60 days — having served 10½ years for eight gangland murders — and into the witness protection program, where he will be relocated and given a new identity, according to lawyer Edward McDonald.

“The court is under no illusions about the motives for Mr. Massino’s cooperation,” said Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who resentenced the legendary gangster in Brooklyn Federal Court. “In helping the government, he has also helped himself, and his cooperation in no way excuses or justifies his life of crime.”

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