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By John Marzulli

The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office is opposing 99-year-old Colombo mobster John Franzese’s request for an early release from prison because of his advanced age and medical issues.

Franzese, former underboss of the crime family and holder of the distinction as the oldest inmate in the federal prison system, filled out paperwork last year for “compassionate release consideration,” according to documents unsealed Friday. The warden denied his request.

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NY Daily News