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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Judge dismisses Lucchese mobsters plea for leniency

He fished for leniency — but a Brooklyn judge wouldn’t bite.
Carlo Profeta, a 69-year-old acting capo in the Luchese crime family, promised to change his criminal ways and devote himself to fishing and caring for abused animals in a rural upstate retreat if federal Judge Eric Vitaliano went easy on him during sentencing for an extortion scheme over a gambling debt.
Vitaliano instead slapped him with 46 months behind bars yesterday — and a $5,000 fine, to boot, noting:
“[Profeta’s is] a long and undistinguished and infamous criminal life — it is a life he continued to live even as he entered his golden years.”
Profeta is scheduled to be sentenced separately in January for violating his probation by committing the extortion.


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