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” Big Joey” Massino
The Capo di tutti capi of Cosa Nostra rats was given a gift for his service as a snitch for Uncle Sam
Joseph “Big Joey” Massino , former boss of the Bonanno crime family had two life sentences reduced and will be released from federal custody in 60 days said a Judge
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had sought a reduction of  Massino’s sentence, citing his extensive cooperation.
Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis credited the government’s arguments and decided to undo the sentence of two life terms.
The Judge said ‘Massimo may be the most important informant  in the modern history of law enforcement efforts to prosecute the American Mafia’
“Big Joey” Massino became  the first official boss of one of New York’s five crime families to break the oath of omerta  and testify against fellow mafia members including  his successor Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano.
read the story on  The New York Times