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

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Colombo captain given time served for ratting out the crime family

Anthony Russo was given 35 months of time already served for his part in the murder of Colombo crime family underboss Joseph Scopo.

Mob blabbermouth Anthony Russo begged to be rewarded for cooperating against the Colombo crime family — and his wish was granted.

“I’m totally scared to death,” Russo, 49, cried Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court. “I’ve made my own choices,” he said. “Was it low self-esteem? Did I look up to the wrong people? Growing up in a certain neighborhood?”

Russo was sentenced to time served — 35 months — for driving a getaway car in the 1993 murder of underboss Joseph Scopo during the Colombo civil war.

Judge Kiyo Matsumoto also ordered him to pay the government $110,000 in criminal forfeiture.

Russo was arrested in the Justice Department’s historic Mafia takedown of more than 100 gangsters in January 2011. The former mob enforcer immediately began ratting out scores of co-defendants, including Colombo family leadership.



  1. Remind me why the justice department is letting murderers get 3 year sentences ? Why are we wasting tax money & manpower on this bullshit ? Why is the DOJ not prosecuting the bankers that caused the financial crisis ? The amount of victims these mob guys have are a grain of sand on the beach, compared to the Wall st crooks.

  2. Let alone we have to use our tax money to give him a new life in witness protection program.

  3. Fucking faggot rat scumbag you should die !

  4. I agree. .its all self motivated by up and coming prosecutors looking to use these guys as a stepping stone to better there own careers. .started with Rudy G. And it took him to the door of the presidency.worst yet these prosecutors are negotiating with the lowes scum murders of the street who are being given 3 years probation so they can put away a guy running a poker game for 20 years. .it's a joke. Has to stop.