Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Basciano trial not until 2011, if then

The death penalty trial of Vincent Basciano won't begin before February 2011 at the earliest. Judge Nicholas Garaufis has ordered that potential juror questionnaires be ready for February 2011. It is still up in the air if there 1) will be a death penalty phase since Garaufis has asked the Department of Justice to reconsider seeking capital punishsment and 2) if the death penalty should go away, whether there would be the need for a trial if the case is amenable to a plea bargain. Basciano is alreay serving a life term from an earlier federal conviction. Stay tuned.



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