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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gambino family consigliere gets 5 year prison sentence despite son's plea for leniency

 FBI perp walk members of the Gambino crime family ,Joseph Corozzo (c.) out of Federal plaza.
He pleaded guilty to extortion, but the reputed consigliere of the Gambino crime family apparently draws the line at scarfing down free pizza.
Joseph “JoJo” Corozzo was sentenced to five-plus years in the slammer today by a judge who marveled at a letter sent to him by the mobster’s son and defense lawyer, also named Joseph Corozzo.
“In that letter you recounted an event with your father at a local pizzeria,” Berman revealed.
“And the owner of the pizzeria offered you a slice at no cost. And before you could take the slice your father stopped you and said: Now son, you go up there and pay him because you should never put your hand in another man’s pockets.”
The younger Corozzo said hearing the story read aloud “brings me chills ... because it reminds me how I could talk for hours about the kind of man my father is and the good things he has done.
”Yes, he has been involved in some crimes but we are asking you to look at the true person,” the younger Corozzo added.
In the end, however, the tale of eatery ethics failed to win the elder Corozzo any leniency, with Berman citing “the severity of the extortion charge and the fact that Mr. Corrozo has an extensive criminal history extending well into his 60s.”


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