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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lucchese captain out on $1 million dollar bail

Luchese capo Carmine Avellino, (center) leaves Brooklyn Federal Court after posting bail on Monday.
Father's Day came early for reputed Lucchese capo Carmine Avellino.

Avellino, 70, was sprung on $1 million bail Monday into the arms of his exuberant daughter outside Brooklyn Federal Court. “Daddy!” his unidentified daughter cried when Avellino stepped outside, accompanied by a U.S. marshal, to retrieve a shopping bag containing a change of clothes.

Federal prosecutors initially argued that the mobster, indicted last week for extortion, should be kept jailed because he is a danger to the community. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Celia Cohen consented to his release after another of Avellino’s daughter posted her $1 million home as bail.

Avellino will be on a strict 7 p.m.-to-8 a.m. curfew with electronic monitoring.

Avellino is charged with ordering a pair of Lucchese goons to work over an elderly deadbeat who was late paying back a $100,000 loan.



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