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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Authorities line up turncoat Massino to testify against Bonanno boss Vinny TV

This mob boss just won’t shut his trap.
Having made Mafia history last year by testifying against his hand-picked successor — the first time a mob boss took the stand for the feds — former Bonanno crime family boss Joseph “Big Joey” Massino will take the witness stand again next month to rat out the family’s alleged acting street boss.
Massino — once dubbed as “The Last Don” for his former omerta-adhering ways — is set to testify at the upcoming racketeering trial of Vincent “Vinny TV” Badalamenti, Brooklyn federal prosecutors told a judge yesterday.

Badalamenti faces charges that sent three tough wiseguys to shake down Hector Pagan, the ex-husband of “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano.
Just last year, Massino’s testimony helped convict Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano.
Massino’s forthcoming testimony is expected to help federal prosecutors establish that Badalamenti is a longstanding “made-member” of the Bonanno crime family.


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