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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vinny Gorgeous dressed to impress before being arrested, FBI agent testifies


They don't call him "Vinny Gorgeous" for nothing.
Acting Bonanno boss Vincent Basciano didn't have too much to say when he was arrested on racketeering charges early on Nov. 19, 2004, according to FBI agent Michael Breslin. But the dapper and always well-coiffed Basciano was thinking appearances.
"From what I read in the newspapers, you guys usually do this at 6 a.m.," Breslin testfied, recalling what Basciano said about getting cuffed outside his home shortly after 9 a.m. "You let me get all dolled-up first."
Breslin's recollection came amid otherwise dry testimony during Basciano's murder and racketeering trial now in its third week in Brooklyn federal court. The immaculately groomed and well-dressed former mob boss faces the death penalty if convicted.
Reputed mobster Vincent 'Vinny Gorgeous' Basciano is on trial for ordering a hit on a mob associate.
Reputed mobster Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano is on trial for ordering a hit on a mob associate.
Testimony is scheduled to continue into June.


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