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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Notorious Patriarca mobster Anthony “The Saint” St. Laurent was sentenced to seven years behind bars Wednesday in a case that publicized bad blood between two rival wiseguys.  reports Tim White WPRI

St. Laurent, 70, of Johnston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William Smith, who told St. Laurent he was conflicted about its length because of the elderly man’s advanced age and ill health. Smith pointed out that St. Laurent had already served about a year of the sentence while waiting for his case to conclude.

Moments before learning his fate, the aging mobster broke down in tears pleading for the judge to go easy on him.

“I made a grave mistake,” St. Laurent said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend time with my wife and family.”

St. Laurent is accused of trying to hire hit men to pull off a gangland slaying of reputed Mafia capo regime Robert “Bobby” DeLuca on three different occasions. Each time members of the FBI-led Organized Crime Task Force were listening in using an informant wearing a wire.

During sentencing St. Laurent his “intentention was just to scare Mr. DeLuca.”

Prosecutor WIlliam Ferland asked the judge for the stiffest possible sentence, ten years, but said he was satisfied with the outcome.

“I think it was a fair sentence and a just sentence and I’m satisfied with that” Ferland said.

St. Laurent sat in a wheelchair for the hearing, on oxygen and wearing glasses. The courtroom was cleared for ten minutes at the request of his defense counsel so they could discuss his medcal condition  read more Click here: ‘The Saint’ sentenced to 7 years | Target 12 | WPRI.com