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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Murder contract made Bonanno captain turn rat

A Bonanno captain decided to become a government informant against the crime family’s boss after the FBI warned him a contract was out on him, according to court documents.
Nicholas “P.J.” Pisciotti became a marked man in 2005 after a fight erupted between rival wiseguys over a disagreement on the city’s anti-smoking law.
Pisciotti had reportedly beaten a Genovese crime-family figure over the issue. Later, his Bonanno leadership reportedly failed to back him up at a sit-down.
“The FBI in 2007 went to Mr. Pisciotti and said, ‘Your life is being threatened. There is a contract out for your life,’ ” the wiseguy’s attorney, Richard Kwasnik, told a federal judge last week at Pisciotti’s sentencing hearing. The transcript of the hearing was unsealed yesterday.
Later that year, Pisciotti testified for the feds at former Bonanno boss Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano’s murder trial.
On Friday, Pisciotti, 43, got time served on mob-assault and extortion charges, after spending two years in prison.



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