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Daily Archives: May 13th, 2018

Anthony Mascuzzio

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes

In a surprising conclusion to the spectacular theft of nearly $21 million in cash, jewelry and other valuables from two bank vaults and hundreds of safety deposit boxes, a tough sentencing judge gave a sweet seven year prison term to a mob associate who was looking at more than 13 years for his role in the 2016 bank heists in Brooklyn and Queens.

Manhattan Federal Judge Katherine Forrest gave the big break to Anthony Mascuzzio, a 38-year-old professional burglar who took part in the daring weekend-long bank heists while he was still on supervised release for a series of burglaries of electronics stores along the East Coast. As the judge also noted, Mascuzzio had been convicted in 2012 of a similar bank burglary.

“I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone,” said an observer familiar with Forrest’s reputation for heavy-handed prison terms who was in court for the sentencing. The judge said she believed that Mascuzzio was among a “very small group” of criminals whom she has seen in her seven years on the bench who she thought were “ready to change” their ways.  Gang Land News