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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Son of Vinny Gorgeous sentenced to six months in prison for running marijuana enterprise

Son of mob boss ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ gets jail time in drug bust
A federal judge on Wednesday cut a son of imprisoned-for-life Bonanno crime-family boss Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano a break — and then told him to “get a real job!”

Manhattan federal Judge Richard Sullivan sentenced Joseph Basciano, 28, of the Bronx, to six months prison followed by six months of home confinement after the crime-scion pleaded guilty to running a marijuana enterprise with his two brothers. He was also ordered to forfeit $27,000 to the government.

Sullivan then gave Basciano — who had faced up to two years in jail under his plea agreement — some fatherly advice.

“Go out there and get a real job,” Sullivan said. “Pay taxes and do all the things ordinary people do.”

Basciano and his brothers, Vincent Jr. and Stephen, were busted last September for running a mini-marijuana enterprise in which the feds say hundreds of pounds of pot from California was brought to
New York for distribution between August 2009 and April 2013.

All of the brothers pleaded guilty. Joseph was the first to be sentenced after admitting to conspiring to hawk 20 to 40 kilograms of pot.

His lawyer Matthew Mari called the judge’s decision “fair.”

Papa Basciano is serving two life sentences for mob murders.




    1. Sicily was conquered by many nations in its history: the moors, Arabs, Spanish , French and other Italians so the people descended from there will have different attributes.

    2. Yeah, but this kid is considerably darker and non-European looking than even the swarthiest Sicilians. He also looks very different from his two brothers. I suspect the mother is Hispanic (PR or DR).

      His father, "Vinny Gorgeous' is very swarthy also, and as was infamously revealed during his trial, he practices 'Santeria', which is a sort of voodoo practiced in the Afro-Carribean parts of Latin-America. Despite the oft heard claims that you have to be 100% Italian to be made, there are documented examples of made men who are not 100% Italian (John Gotti Jr. for example is 25% Ashkenazi Jewish).

      I suspect Vinny Gorgeous is partially Hispanic.