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Friday, December 7, 2012

Bonanno family underboss sentenced to two years in prison

The underboss of the Bonanno crime family was sentenced to two years in prison today on racketeering extortion charges after he was caught on tape by the ex-husband of a “Mob Wives” star.
Nicholas “Nicky Mouth” Santora, 70, the crime family’s reputed second-in-command, must also serve three years probation and forfeit $5,000 - although he says he doesn't have the cash.
Part of his sentence — four months — is a penalty for spending time with wiseguys and committing the extortion while on probation for an earlier mob conviction.
Brooklyn federal Judge Carol Amon noted that Santora was present at a sit-down discuss of an overdue loan and "played a critical role" in the collection negotiations.
Nicholas 'Nicky Mouth' Santora after his arrest in January.
Santora already had pleaded guilty to taking part in the Mafia shakedown from 2006 to 2008 to recoup a debt.
“I was trying to collect the money — that’s all,” Santora said at an earlier hearing.
His arrest last year came after Hector “Junior” Pagan, a Bonanno associate and the ex-husband of “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano, recorded more than 70 conversations with Santora that centered on talk about Mafia business, officials say.
Pagan - who was featured on the VH1 reality show - left the mob to become a DEA informant.



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