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

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bufalino crime family boss moved to halfway house

Federal officials once again relocated inmate William D’Elia, but this time it was to a halfway house to serve out the remainder of his prison sentence.
The Bureau of Prisons Friday said he was released to the responsibility of a community corrections center in Philadelphia on Sept. 5.
He gained notoriety as the reputed successor to the late organized crime boss Russell Bufalino, for reportedly meeting regularly with former judge Michael Conahan, a key figure in the Luzerne County juvenile justice scandal and cooperating with investigators in the perjury case of Louis DeNaples.
D’Elia, 66, of Hughestown has been serving a more than seven-year sentence for his guilty plea to conspiracy to commit money laundering and witness tampering.
Before his transfer, he was held at the Federal Correctional Institution near Tucson, Ariz., his sixth stop after spending time in facilities in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas and California.


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