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Friday, December 11, 2009

Mob Kin Convicted in Drunken Crash

Like father, like roach.
The son of drug-dealing mob hit man Anthony (Tony Roach) Rampino was convicted Thursday of endangering the lives of his seven passengers in a drunken, 100-mph drive down the Long Island Expressway.
A Queens Supreme Court jury found Anthony Rampino, 35, guilty of reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated, vehicular assault and other charges.
One of six women sitting in the backseat of Rampino's 2002 Chrysler convertible was thrown across three lanes of traffic when the car hit two medians near Flushing Meadows-Corona Park July 25, 2006, Queens prosecutors said. She needed reconstructive surgery on her knees.
"It is a miracle that he did not cause the death of any of his passengers or other motorists on the road that night," said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Rampino, of Ozone Park, fled the crash and was caught by an off-duty police officer who chased him into the park, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors said the women pleaded with Rampino to slow down as he wove in and out of traffic. Instead, he raised the volume on the radio, they said.
Rampino's 70-year-old father is serving a 25 years-to-life term for a 1987 heroin trafficking conviction. In May, the longtime associate of the late John (Dapper Don) Gotti and the Gambino crime family lost a bid to get sprung from prison early.


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