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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bonanno Rat Who Hacked Victims Bodies With Saws Gets Time Served For Cooperating With Feds

A mob rat gave his family the thumbs-up sign Friday when he was granted freedom after admitting he dismembered a gangland corpse with saws and burned it in a furnace.
Stefan Cicale, 36, has already spent 54 months in prison and was sentenced to time served as a reward for cooperating with the feds.
The former Bonanno crime family associate will be let go as soon as the U.S. Marshals Service arranges a spot for him in the witness protection program.
Cicale pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, including the grisly disposal of murder victim Robert McKelvey inside the supposedly haunted Kreischer Mansion on Staten Island in 2005.
"I want to apologize to the McKelvey family. There is no excuse for what I did, and I will have to live with this the rest of my life," Cicale told Brooklyn Federal Judge Allyne Ross.
"I'd also like to thank the agents and prosecutors for the opportunity to repent my actions," he said.
Defense lawyer Evan Lipton claimed Cicale has changed his ways - and if the wanna-be wiseguy's ghastly testimony in two mob trials is accurate, hopefully that's true.
He testified he was in a strip joint when he was summoned to the creepy mansion by a Bonanno soldier to deal with the body of McKelvey, a mob associate.
Cicale and a couple of other crew members went to a Home Depot and bought power saws, dust masks and latex gloves for the bloody job.
They wrapped the body in garbage bags to protect themselves from spatter and went to work butchering McKelvey.
"Two of us would hold the body, and one person would cut the body," Cicale testified, describing how they took turns with the saw.
The body parts were fed into the mansion furnace, and Cicale later purchased goodies for the crew at Dunkin' Donuts before they cleaned up the blood and gore.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Dennehy said the defendant had provided substantial help in the convictions of those responsible for McKelvey's killing and recently had testified against Genovese capo Anthony Antico convicted of racketeering.



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