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William “Billy” D’Elia

SCRANTON.PA -While “Kids For Cash” judge Mark Ciavarella was listening to his guilty verdict in a Federal racketeering case , it was William “Billy” D’Elia, former Mafia boss of the Pittston crime Family echoing in the background.

By Mark Guydish,   D’Elia was  mob boss Russell Bufalino’s associate and driver. “D’Elia has been widely identified by law enforcement authorities as the individual who became the organized crime leader in Northeast Pennsylvania after Bufalino’s death in 1994,” the report said.