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Friday, September 18, 2009

Mob assassin gets life sentence for 4 murders

An aging hit man once used as an enforcer by mob boss John "Dapper Don" Gotti was sentenced today to life behind bars for four killings.

Prosecutors in Brooklyn federal court had portrayed Charles Carneglia as a cold-blooded Gambino soldier who was eager to please his boss.

During a 1990 ambush in the World Trade Center parking lot, he pumped four bullets into a man who ignored Gotti's invitation to a social club.

Other victims included a security guard, gunned down during an armored car heist at Kennedy Airport.

Before he was sentenced, Emily Gelb, whoose brother Albert was killed by Carneglia in 1977, read a heart-wrenching statement in open court before the judge imposed sentence.

"My brother would ask to show you mercy, but I'm not my brother," she said, bursting out into tears at the start of her statement. "I ask that they lock you in a cage ... for the animal that you are ... a fiflthy swewer where people like you belong."

Carneglia sat there stone-faced, occasionally smirking.

"Liar upon liar testifed against me," Carneglia said after the judge gave him a chance to speak.



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