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Saturday, January 21, 2012

South Florida ringleader with mob ties is sentenced to 12 years


The "organizer" of a group of South Florida crooks with ties to the Bonanno crime family was sentenced on Friday to 12 years and seven months in federal prison.
Thomas Fiore, 49, formerly of Boynton Beach, admitted to orchestrating a series of crimes, including soliciting the murder of a former business associate and torching his Royal Palm Beach gym in 2007.
Fiore has already served a few years of his sentence and is eligible for release in 2020. He was re-sentenced because of a minor appellate issue.
Prosecutors said he followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Gerard "Jerry" Chilli, who federal authorities say is a Bonanno family captain.
Fiore cried in court as his lawyer Phil Horowitz asked for a 10-year prison term so Fiore would have some hope of release before his parents, who are in their 80s, die.
Prosecutor Jeffrey Kaplan recommended the tougher punishment, noting that Fiore committed crimes "on a daily basis" while he was on probation for a prior crime.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/fl-thomas-fiore-sentenced-20120121,0,2461745.story


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