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Richard (Shellackhead) Cantarella (above) testified against Bonanno family boss Joe Massino. “The Cantarella family’s cooperation was, by any measure, substantial and extraordinary, resulting in the conviction of numerous members of the Bonanno family,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Busa stated in court papers seeking reduced sentences for the turncoat trio.

By John Marzulli, New York Daily News

The family that snitches together gets sentenced together.

Ex-Bonanno capo Richard (Shellackhead) Cantarella, 69, his wife Lauretta Castelli, 66, and mobster son Paul Cantarella, 42, will all be sentenced together next month in an unprecedented family affair in Brooklyn Federal Court, the Daily News has learned.

This modern Mafia family pleaded guilty to a host of crimes after their arrests more than a decade ago and subsequent decision to help the feds demolish the Bonanno crime family.

“The Cantarella family’s cooperation was, by any measure, substantial and extraordinary, resulting in the conviction of numerous members of the Bonanno family,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Busa stated in court papers seeking reduced sentences for the turncoat trio

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