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Peter “Pete the Crumb” Caprio (left) is shown in this 1997 FBI surveillance photo with Vincent Centorino at a christening party


A rear courtroom door opened and a slight man shuffled to the witness stand, clad in a black V-neck sweater over a white collared shirt and patterned tie

“Wow,” a defense lawyer blurted out. “He got old,” someone else whispered.

A dozen years have passed since Pete “The Crumb” Caprio became a turncoat against his associates in the Philadelphia mob. At least three times since, federal prosecutors have trotted out Caprio, a once-feared captain, to tell juries about his life, exploits, crimes, and similar details about others.

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