Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vincent Basciano Trial Update

The Vincent Basciano case could have an interesting turn, some legal sources have said. The sources, none of whom wanted to be identified, believed there was a chance that the U.S. Court of Appeals for The Second Circuit could reverse a lower court ruling that the current racketeering indictment against him didn't violate the Double Jeopardy rule.  The sources based that view on the questions asked by the appellate panel. As explained in Chapter 28 of "King Of The Godfathers," Basciano was convicted in 2007 of various rackets charges. If the appeals court rules that way, the indictment would have to be redrafted, causing delay in the trial date which is tentatively set for February. However, it is sometimes a fool's errand to predict what any group of three judges on an appeals court will rule. If they sustain the lower court, the death penalty case could go to trial in February.



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