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

Friday, August 20, 2010

Vito Rizzuto Loses Bid For Ealy Release From Jail

Vito Rizzuto, the reputed boss of the Montreal Mafia who was convicted in 2007 on a racketeering charge involving the 1981 murder of three Bonanno crime family capos in New York City, has lost a bid before a federal appeals court to get an early release from the penitentiary in Florence, CO where he is serving a ten-year term as reported by The Montreal Gazette.  The decision by the U.S. appeals court is here.
It's been a brutal year for the Rizzuto clan:  last July family leader Agostino Cuntrera and his driver and body guard Liborio Sciascia were shot to death; last June reputed consigliere Paola Renda apparently was kidnapped off the streets; last December Nick Rizzuto Jr., the son of the imprisoned reputed boss, was gunned down; and in August 2009 convicted drug trafficker Frederico Del Peschio, a close associate of the family, was murdered. 


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