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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Feds seeking accused hitman's alibi during attempted murder of retired mob boss

Enrico Ponzo- 1994 (FBI photo)
Federal prosecutors want the former fugitive they’ve accused of trying to whack now-retired New England mob chief Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme outside a Saugus flapjack restaurant to detail in writing where he was and what he was doing on June 16, 1989, between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m., when Salemme was dodging bullets.
The U.S. attorney’s office filed the request Friday for Enrico M. Ponzo’s alibi. Ponzo’s attorney David Duncan could not be reached for comment yesterday.
Ponzo has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including racketeering, con-- spiracy to commit murder and use of firearms.
A trial date has not been set.
The 44-year-old reputed gangster and father of two was on the lam for 14 years before authorities captured him in February last year running a cattle ranch in Idaho under the assumed name Jeffrey John Shaw. Ponzo is accused of trying to kill Salemme on June 16, 1989, at the International House of Pancakes on Route 1 in Saugus as part of a failed coup of La Cosa Nostra’s Patriarca family.


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