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Friday, April 23, 2010

Gambino Soldier Wont Say Why He Turned Down FBI

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He's sticking to the vow of silence.
A reputed Gambino family mobster who turned down a deal with the feds refused to say why after getting sprung from jail this afternoon.
"No, sorry," Onofrio "Noel" Modica said after leaving the Manhattan federal courthouse.
Modica -- who's charged with two murders and plotting to tamper with the jury that convicted "Dapper Don" John Gotti in 1992 -- spent a week in the slammer after rejecting a offer to cooperate by telling two FBI agents: "Take me to court."
The 46-year-old, married father of three was released to house arrest at his Manalapan, N.J., home after signing a $2 million bond granted earlier this week.
Modica and 13 others -- including Daniel Marino, a reputed member of the Gambinos' panel of bosses -- are charged in a wide-ranging indictment that covers a slew of crimes dating stretching back from last year to the late 1980s.
Also today, a judge approved co-defendant Michael Scotto's release to house arrest if he posts a $3 million bond secured by $750,000 worth of property.
Prosecutors sought to keep the 24-year-old reputed mob associate locked up as a "danger to the community," citing secretly taped conversations in which he allegedly bragged of beating a loansharking victim and being able to obtain high-powered assault rifles.
Prosecutor Steve Kwok also said there's "overwhelming" evidence that Scotto, who lives with his parents on Staten Island, served as the driver for a 15-year-old girl who was pimped out as part of a prostitution ring allegedly run by the Gambinos.
Defense lawyer Robert Soloway said Scotto would likely make bail next week.
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