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Monday, May 14, 2012

Mob boss cries poverty

Hard times have fallen in two high-profile mob-related cases, where the feds are attempting to seize assets.
Reputed Mafia godfather Anthony DiNunzio, 53, rounded up by the FBI in the North End last month on racketeering and extortion charges, has told authorities he’s dependent upon an $800 monthly disability allowance and has only a 1998 Audi to his name, according a memorandum refusing him bail by U.S. District Court Magistrate David L. Martin, who cited a sealed financial affidavit.
“The financial resources reported by DiNunzio do not appear to correlate with his position as boss of the New England La Cosa Nosta, and the court is not convinced that his financial resources are as minimal as he reports,” Martin wrote.
DiNunzio — who prosecutors in Rhode Island want to forfeit $2 million if he’s convicted of shaking down strip clubs for protection money — lists “no real estate holdings or physical assets,” Martin revealed.
DiNunzio is on insulin for diabetes and has a bad back, Martin said. He’s been collecting disability checks since 1997. Prosecutors contend 1997 is the year DiNunzio became a made man in organized crime.
DiNunzio’s lawyer could not be reached yesterday.
Meanwhile, the South Boston twin of Bulger moll Catherine Greig, 61, is asking a federal judge in Boston to relax the government’s grip on a $115,500 bank account she had been using to pay the upkeep on her sister’s four-bedroom house on Hillcrest Road in Quincy, while Greig awaits trial on charges she helped former FBI Most Wanted fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger escape capture for 16 years.
Margaret McCusker’s attorney told Judge Douglas P. Woodlock that Greig’s tax, water and sewer, home insurance and landscaping bills “cannot be paid.”



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