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Former Colombo mob capo Anthony Russo (in the court sketch and inset) asked the court to have mercy on him Wednesday.

Sobbing  Mob Canary sings sad song for judge

A remorseful mob rat washed his hands of his wiseguy way of life Wednesday before being sentenced to time served by a Brooklyn federal judge and set free into the witness protection program.
Former Colombo capo Anthony Russo, who confessed to a multitude of mafia connected crimes including his role in a  rubout— desperately  pleaded  with Judge Kiyo Matsumoto to let him return to his family after serving 53 months in  prison’
“I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the pain and suffering I caused,” he said in between sobs. “There is no excuse for what I’ve done.”, said the crying canary.

Russo, who was once looking at a  life sentence, rolled  over on dozens of mafia cohorts after a 2011 arrest in a  major mafia crackdown that also netted former Colombo acting boss Andrew “Mush” Russo, who is no relation.

read the rest By Selim Algar, NY Post