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Mob dog defense has no bark or  bite at racketeering trial

By John Marzulli

As legal defenses go, this one was a dog.

The lawyer for the Bonanno hood on trial for the biggest heist in U.S. history tried Monday to undermine the feds’ key witness by suggesting he could not have gotten all the loot into his house without rousing the family dog named “Beauty.”

“Beauty was a barker, wasn’t she,” attorney Elizabeth Macedonio asked mob turncoat Gaspare Valenti.

Valenti, testifying in Brooklyn federal court at the trial of his cousin Vincent Asaro, looked amused by the question

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