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Daily Archives: July 30th, 2017

Michael Persico

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes, 

It was the longest running mob case of the decade — if not of this millennium. Seven years after he was indicted, and five years after his guilty plea, Michael Persico — long considered the “good” son of Colombo crime family boss Carmine Persico, who had avoided his dad’s mobster ways — was sentenced to prison.

Mr. Capeci writes,  Still, the case is far from over. But at Persico’s much delayed sentencing on Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court, the arguments were lengthy and heated. At one point, a lawyer for the defendant compared his client’s behavior favorably to that of President Trump.

Mr. Capeci writes,  That was shortly before Judge Dora Irizarry dropped the hammer on the mob prince and sentenced Persico to the maximum five year prison term he faced for loansharking, declaring that the successful businessman had gotten away with murder 24 years ago.  Gang Land News