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Friday, September 17, 2010

Gambino Madam Faces 2 Years In Prison

The Gambino Madam is headed to jail.
Suzanne Porcelli, 40, who was accused of helping the mob pimp out young girls, faces up to two years behind bars after pleading guilty in Manhattan Federal Court Friday.
"I knowingly aided and abetted the transportation of an individual to engage in prostitution by answering a telephone and making appointments for customers, which I knew was unlawful," the raven-haired Porcelli told Judge Ronald Ellis as her 20-year-old daughter looked on.
Porcelli was indicted earlier this year along with 14 members of the Gambino crime family, including current boss Daniel Marino.
One of the girls she allegedly pimped out from strip clubs was a 15-year-old runaway who looked even younger, a law enforcement source said.
Prosecutors say Porcelli set up the appointments and that Gambino soldier Thomas Orefice's crew delivered the women to johns in New York and New Jersey, pocketing half the $200-a-session payment.
Porcelli, who told the judge she was being treated for anxiety and depression and was taking anti-depressants yesterday, has no previous criminal record.
Sources said she became a madam after her husband was murdered.
"She had a minor role in this which was only clerical in nature," defense lawyer Vincent Romano said, adding Porcelli did little more than answer a cellphone for the crew for three weeks.
Porcelli is slated to be sentenced early next year.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/09/17/2010-09-17_suzanne_porcelli_the_gambino_madam_admits_she_aided_prostitution_ring_faces_2_ye.html#ixzz0zoqNReCs


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