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Friday, July 24, 2015

Cleveland judge grants bail to Gambino mobster

A judge in Cleveland loosened the bail restrictions for Victoria Gotti ex Carmine Agnello on Thursday, allowing him to return to the salvage yard where prosecutors say he ran a $3 million scrap-metal scam.

Prosecutors had cited Agnello’s ties to the Gotti family in demanding high bail that barred him from his Eagle Auto Parts yard — but his lawyer, Ian Friedman, said Agnello’s ties to his former father-in-law, legendary Mafia boss John Gotti, are from “long ago” in a faraway galaxy named Queens.

“What’s the beginning to ‘Star Wars’? Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away?” the lawyer joked before Judge Joseph Russo in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Agnello and Victoria split in 2002.



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