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Prized mob rat ready to be sentenced Thursday

By John Marzulli

Frank Coppa, the ex-capo who made Mafia history when he became the first made member of the Bonanno crime family to become a government witness, will be sentenced Thursday but fuhgeddaboud him seeing the inside of a jail cell.

Coppa, 73, is expected to be sentenced to time served — the two years he spent in the can before being released on bail a decade ago. His crimes include racketeering and the 1981 murder of Dominick (Sonny Black) Napolitano, slain for introducing undercover FBI agent Joseph Pistone, a.k.a. Donnie Brasco, into the Bonanno family.

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