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Friday, May 6, 2016

Gambino gangster sentenced to 21 years for killing drug dealer


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A reputed Gambino mobster was sentenced Friday to 21 years in prison for murdering a drug dealer while the victim was urinating on the side of a road in Queens.

Gennaro "Jerry" Bruno, 43, pleaded guilty last month to fatally shooting Martin Bosshart on Jan. 2, 2002 after stopping their car in a deserted area of Howard Beach. The motive for the hit was a dispute over marijuana.

Bruno "personally shot Bosshart execution style at close range with one bullet to the back of Bosshart's head, which penetrated his skull and perforated his brain," Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Kristin Mace stated in court papers.

Bruno was not a made member of the mob, but his resume included membership in violent robbery crews based in Ozone Park called "Young Guns" and "Liberty Posse," and he was also an alleged member of reputed consigliere Joseph "JoJo" Corozzo's faction of the Gambino crime family, according to court papers.

Another alleged Gambino associate, Todd LaBarca, also pleaded guilty to participating in the murder and is serving a 23-year sentence.

He declined to make a statement at the sentencing in Brooklyn Federal Court.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder declined to seek the death penalty against Bruno for the gangland killing.

Another alleged Gambino associate, Todd LaBarca, pleaded guilty to participating in Bosshart's murder and is serving a 23-year sentence.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/reputed-gambino-mobster-21-years-prison-hit-dealer-article-1.2627829


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