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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Turncoat testifies about Bobby Glasses mob promotion

A Gambino capo on trial for the killing of two Queens bar owners over a spilled drink was part of the triumvirate running the crime family before he was arrested in 2011 for the senseless crime, a mob turncoat testified.
Former associate Howard Santos said word spread quickly throughout the Gambino ranks when Bartolomeo "Bobby Glasses" Vernace became a boss.

“It was as if you’re working in an office building and certain people get promotions, you hear about it,” Santos, 46, said in his singing debut on the witness stand in Brooklyn Federal Court. “That’s what we talk about.”
Vernace became a made man in 1999 after he beat state murder charges in the killings of Shamrock Bar owners Richard Godkin and John D’Agnese in 1981.


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