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Daily Archives: May 7th, 2011

Judge Cynthia Imperato and  John “Johnny Meatballs” Piteo, unlikely friends

by  Bob Norman, Daily Pulp

Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato made her name as a Mafia fighter. As a former prosecutor and cop, she has both presided over, tried, and investigated high-profile mob cases.  

 
John “Johnny Meatballs” Piteo is oft-convicted bookmaker with  suspected organized crime ties to the Springfield MA, Genovese Mob who has done two stretches in prison. He now works as a chef at Frankie & Johnny’s on Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. 
 
In 1998, Imperato prosecuted numerous mobsters – including veterans like Vinnie “The Fish” Romano and Johnny “Sideburns” Cerrella – on racketeering charges in an investigation led by BSO. read more   Click here: The Judge And The Wiseguys – Broward Palm Beach News – The Daily Pulp: Bob Norman’s Blog