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Friday, May 19, 2017

Bonanno mobster gets 7 years for role in gambling ring

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A member of the Bonanno crime family will spend up to seven years behind bars for his role in a gambling and extortion ring, prosecutors said Thursday.
Vito Badamo, 54, was one of several members of his crew busted in July 2013 for peddling drugs like Viagra and Cialis as well as running loansharking and gambling rackets.
The Brooklyn man pleaded guilty to attempted enterprise corruption in the case — to avoid a trial.
A previous case against him and three others ended in a mistrial in May 2016.
Charges are still pending against his alleged former boss, Nicholas "Nicky Cigars" Santora, 74, who is at liberty but is hospitalized.



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