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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Philly man named Bootsie pleads guilty to illegal gambling

A Philadelphia man charged along with the reputed leaders of the city's mob family pleaded guilty Wednesday to conducting an illegal gambling business, prosecutors said.
In a hearing in federal court, Robert Verrecchia, 43, admitted helping reputed underboss Joseph Massimino run a video poker bookmaking business at Lou's Crab Bar, a South Philadelphia tavern that prosecutors say Massimino controlled, the office of U.S. Attorney Zane D. Memeger announced.
Verrecchia, known as "Bootsie," was one of 15 defendants indicted two years ago, but had won a bid for a separate trial. He faces up to a year in prison when U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno sentences him in June.



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