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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Brooklyn baker's mob hit sentence overturned - for the second time

A Brooklyn baker convicted of a mob hit walked out of prison a free man Friday after an appellate court overturned his 2008 conviction.
It was the second time Mario Fortunato, 63, serving a 15-to-life sentence for helping murder a Lucchese crime family loanshark at a Williamsburg social club in 1994, had his case overturned.
"The game is over. There will be no further prosecution," said defense lawyer Paul Shechtman.
"Mario stopped to get a haircut and now he's back at the bakery. And it's a happy day at the Fortunato Brothers Bakery."



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