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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Former New England Mob Boss 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme Sentenced To Life In Prison
FoxNews.com reports that the former
New England Cosa Nostra crime family
boss, “Cadillac Frank” Salemme (seen in the above FBI mugshot), has been
sentenced to life in prison.
BOSTON – Former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac
Frank" Salemme was unrepentant Thursday as he was sentenced to life in
prison for the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner, declaring that the "real
story" will come out one day.
Salemme, the 85-year-old onetime head of the New
England family of La Cosa Nostra, looked down at the table in front of him and
read a document while the children of the man he's convicted of killing
described the pain of losing their father and not knowing his whereabouts for
more than two decades. "While there is closure in this case, for me
the healing is just beginning," Steven DiSarro's daughter, Colby, told the
court. "This is not a movie. This is and has been our life: the story of a
family who was robbed of the love and affection of their father." Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, were
found guilty in June in the slaying of DiSarro, whose remains were discovered
in 2016. Weadick also received a mandatory life sentence on Thursday. You
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