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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bonanno assasin loses bid to overturn conviction

Anthony Indelicato
An infamous mob assassin who murdered a man who threatened to kidnap the child of Bonanno crime family boss Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano has lost a bid to overturn his conviction.
Anthony “Bruno” Indelicato cannot retract his guilty plea for the 2001 shotgun murder of Frank Santoro and must continue serving his 20-year sentence for the mob hit, a judge ruled in an order filed yesterday.
The Bonanno hit man appealed his conviction in 2009, arguing that he wouldn’t have plead guilty if he had known about certain information that might have helped him beat the charges.
Brooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis denied Indelicato’s appeal request in a brief order.
The 65-year-old Bonanno wiseguy is not scheduled for release from prison until 2023.
Indelicato, who was portrayed in the film “Donnie Brasco, was also one of the trigger men who gunned down Bonanno boss Carmine Galante in 1979.
He was convicted of the slaying in 1986 at the famous Mafia Commission trial.


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