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Daily Archives: January 14th, 2011

Colombo underboss John (Sonny) Franzese could be out of prison for his 100th birthday

 93-year-old Colombo Crime Family gangster John (Sonny) Franzese was sentenced Friday to eight years for shaking down the Hustler and Penthouse strip joints – and a Long Island pizzeria. Franzese could be out prison for his 100th birthday – with time off for good behavior. Writes John Marzulli, daily news .

Federal Judge Brian Cogan said he was troubled by handing the mobster what could amount to a life sentence, but assistant U.S. Attorney Cristina Posa said that’s exactly what the murderous mobster deserves.

More than a half-century ago, Franzese cut a charismatic figure. sitting in the front row when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. or Jimmy Roselli were in town. To Read More   Click here: ‘Sonny’ Franzese, 93-year-old Colombo underboss, gets eight-year prison sentence