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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Judge Shows Leniency For Former Mobster

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Michael Finnerty was sentenced yesterday "to time served and three years' probation" for crimes he committed on behalf of the Gambino crime family when he ran with Junior Gotti's Howard Beach, Queens crew as reported by Alison Gendar and Corky Siemaszko for the Daily News.  Finnerty faced up to six years in prison but Judge Denise Cote was persuaded to be lenient after hearing that he had changed his mob ways in the early 1990s, and later testified against his former boss: "Unlike some cooperators - who were only sorry they got caught - Finnerty was genuinely repentant and 'humiliated by the crimes he committed,' Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig told the judge. 'I don't see any purpose sending him to jail.'"
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