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Daily Archives: March 29th, 2010

Michael Persico mobster

The Colombo crime family’s favorite son, Michael Persico, might be a “gentle, peaceable man” in his lawyer’s eyes — but a Brooklyn federal judge saw him a little differently this morning when she denied him bail because of the “violent men at his disposal.”

Persico, whose father Carmine “The Snake” Persico and brother Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico are both serving life sentences for murder and racketeering, was indicted earlier this month on charges of shaking down a Ground Zero contractor and taking over a Brooklyn furniture store.