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U.S. Court of Appeals shoots down  Gambino Big Gun

By John Marzulli

The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Gambino capo for murdering two men in a Queens bar 1981, ruling that the cold-blooded killings may have been over a spilled drink, but the violence burnished the mobster’s reputation in the street and later rise to power.

Bartolomeo (Bobby Glasses) Vernace had argued that he was wrongly convicted of murder in aid of racketeering because the slayings of Richard Godkin and John D’Agnese in the Shamrock Bar stemmed from a personal dispute, and were not related to the Gambino family.

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NY Daily News