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Monday, January 4, 2010

Fool for love

A Staten Island mob moll slit her own throat over the prospect of living without her prison-bound gangster boyfriend, according to her tearful letter to the judge asking for leniency.
"I was overwhelmed with fear of my life without him," Regina Pate wrote of her Oct. 22, 2009, suicide attempt. "I could not get these worrying thoughts out of my head."
Pate's fiancé, Gambino soldier Joseph Sclafani, could face 11 months back in the brig for a parole violation.
Faced with that, she slashed herself with a razor, according to a letter she wrote to Brooklyn federal Judge Allyne R. Ross pleading for an easy sentence for her thug boyfriend.
REGINA PATE Slashed her own throat. 
Sclafani, who is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 7, saved her life by wrapping a shirt around her neck to staunch the bleeding and taking her to the hospital.
"She was on the brink of death," said Eric Franz, the mobster's lawyer. "If it weren't for his actions, she wouldn't have survived."
Sclafani was originally sentenced on Dec. 8, 2000, to 97 months after he pleaded guilty to racketeering stemming from his role in a cocaine and marijuana ring.
Pate, who answered the door of Sclafani's parents' Staten Island home last week wearing pink lipstick, looked fully recovered. "I'm feeling better," she said.


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