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Larry Bronson

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes, 

Until he was disbarred eight years ago in the wake of the government’s purge of Joseph Massino and his beleaguered Bonanno crime family, attorney Larry Bronson was a real life version of Saul Goodman – the quintessential sleazy lawyer on AMC TV’s long-running, critically acclaimed show, Breaking Bad.

Mr. Capeci writes,  But just like Saul Goodman, whose spinoff show, Better Call Saul, is now in its second season, Bronson, 70, just keeps on trucking. Just last week, he was reinstated as an attorney in good standing in Brooklyn Federal Court, where he was convicted in 2008 and given 16 months behind bars.

At sentencing, prosecutors filed 22 unchallenged allegations of “unethical and illegal” actions that Bronson had engaged in as a mob lawyer – including the theft of a client’s apartment.

Mr. Capeci writes, Like his initial federal court suspension, his re-instatement was a pro forma ruling based on the status of Bronson’s license to practice law in New Jersey.

That’s where Bronson was admitted as an attorney in 1970, and where his license was suspended in 2008. The suspension came after he copped a sweet plea deal calling for a maximum of 16 months to cover racketeering, laundering proceeds from drug deals, obstruction of justice and other charges rather than take his chances at trial. Gang Land News