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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Favor for 'Goodfellas' actor Anthony Borgese gets Gambino soldier Joey Boy Orlando 51-month sentence

A reputed Gambino soldier was sentenced Wednesday to 51 months in prison for siccing two goons on a deadbeat as a favor to "Goodfellas" actor Anthony Borgese.
Joseph (Joey Boy) Orlando was secretly recorded by an informant, gleefully discussing the vicious beating, prosecutors said.
The victim, who was not identified, owed a large sum to an upstate car dealership. The owner reached out to Borgese, who sought the gangster's help in collecting.
"Tony (Borgese) says he's got this Jew in New York State that owes him a few dollars," Orlando said, according to a transcript.
"They go to the house.... The guy opens the door. He didn't even have the door open, punches are going through the door. The wife comes out. They gave her a beating."
Borgese, 71, uses the stage name Tony Darrow and is best known for his role in "Goodfellas" as Sonny Bunz, the sad sack owner of the Bamboo Lounge, which gets torched for insurance money. He and mob associate Giovanni Monteleone have been charged with extortion. In court, Orlando, 60, renounced the mob - sort of.
"I no longer have anything to do with anybody and, as the government knows, they no longer want anything to do with me," he said.
"I just would like to get out and do what I want to do, open a little pizzeria, a restaurant, and do what I enjoy doing, which is cook."
The victim apparently paid off the debt from the hospital where he recovered from a broken jaw and broken ribs.



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