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Monday, December 22, 2014

Judge rejects gangster's second plea for leniency

This judge won't get fooled again.

A mobster's plea for leniency in an extortion case fell flat with a Brooklyn judge who gave him a break in a similar case three years ago.

Judge Kiyo Matsumato had given Scott Fappiano, 53, some leniency then because he had served more than two decades in prison for a rape he did not commit.

The reputed Colombo associate offered the same sob story to the federal judge on Monday at his sentencing for violating his supervised release by getting arrested in a new shakedown case.

She was unmoved.

“I had 100% faith I wouldn't see you again and here we are,” Matsumato said, referring to the January 2012 sentencing in which she sentenced the hard-luck hoodlum to time served.

“You were so convincing last time, I felt sorry for you,” she added.

Fappiano whined about how he's trying to adjust to life outside prison walls after DNA evidence had cleared him of raping a cop's wife in Brooklyn, but he had used up his get-out-of-jail card.

The judge sentenced him to a year and a day in jail to run consecutive to the same sentence a Manhattan judge gave him for extorting a waste hauler.

Fappiano was also caught on tape telling an informant to pay him a portion of his salary off the books so he could get out of paying the government the restitution that he owed.

“My life is now 100% doing everything legitimately right,” Fappiano insisted, claiming that after putting in a day's work at a demolition company, he goes to bed immediately after watching the evening news.



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