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

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mom puts up her house to bail out her mobster son

This reputed Bonanno’s a real mama’s boy.

“He’s 49 years old, he lives with his mother,” a lawyer for one of the alleged Viagra-slinging mobsters in a recent Bonanno crew takedown told a Manhattan judge yesterday.

“His mother is going to put up her house,” defense lawyer Joel Winograd told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Melissa Jackson of Richard Sinde, 49, and his 75-year-old mother Cora’s $600,000 home in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

“He is, I must say, a degenerate gambler,” Winograd argued, in making his unsuccessful bid for low bail.

Sinde, who prosecutors believe was a major procurer of black-market Viagra and Cialis along with helping run a $9 million-a-year bookmaking business, is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail.

WHERE DID I GO WRONG? Cora Sinde yesterday sits outside court, where son Richard had a bail hearing.


According to court records, Sinde possessed a money counter and kept meticulous computer records “in managing accounts of and collecting money from gamblers.”


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