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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Gambino associate requests new trial due to alleged bias by judge

Yo, Judge! Gangsters got feelings, too, ya know.
A reputed Gambino associate wants a new judge because the one handling his extortion case hates him, according to a filing by the suspected mobster.
Battista 'Benny" Geritano says Brooklyn Federal Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. “clearly expresses personal animus against me whenever I appear before him,” according to court papers filed Monday.
Geritano, 45, also contends the judge is too quick to force him out of his jail cell before court hearings.
As if that’s not enough, he says, the judge gives prosecutors everything they ask for “and denies virtually every thing my legal counsel asks for.”
Last May, federal prosecutors charged Geritano with making an extortion attempt through threatening letters. He sent the menacing missives while he was serving a 12-year prison sentence for stabbing Nunzio Fusco at Nouveau Restaurant in Bay Ridge after a shoving match in 2012, according to authorities.



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