February 8, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The last time mobster Mike Sarno did prison time he was known as ”Fat Boy” and still considered a junior member of the Chicago Outfit. reports By ABC7’s Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff.
Now that Sarno is a boss, he answers to the more mature mob moniker “Large Guy.”
But just as he is on the verge of qualifying for senior citizen discounts at his favorite all-you-can-eat buffet, “Large Guy” Sarno is headed back to prison.
Wednesday afternoon in federal court, Judge Ronald Guzman sentenced Sarno to 25 years in prison. That was the maximum term as prosecutors had asked.
It has been more than a year since Sarno was convicted of running a racketeering enterprise in connection with a suburban gambling business. The six-week trial proved Sarno had carved an alliance between the Chicago Outfit and the Outlaws motorcycle gang.
Outlaw biker members Anthony and Samuel Volpendesto, Mark Polchan and Casey Szaflarski were also convicted in the case punctuated by the 2003 bombing attack of a Berwyn video poker machine company. The firm had been competing with Sarno’s Outfit-run video poker business
At his sentencing hearing last year federal prosecutors asked that Sarno receive the maximum sentence-and then some-due to the nature of the crime and the mobster’s history as a career criminal To read the rest click Here