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Reputed Colombo consigliere Thomas Farese, seen here leaving Brooklyn Federal Court Nov. 19, was acquitted of money laundering on Friday.

Reputed Colombo consigliere Thomas Farese, seen here leaving Brooklyn Federal Court Nov. 19, was acquitted of money laundering on Friday.

By John Marzulli , NY Daily News
 

It was a black day for the feds, with two high-ranking gangsters acquitted in separate Brooklyn trials.

Reputed Colombo consigliere Thomas Farese, charged with money laundering, and Genovese capo Anthony Romanello, charged with extortion, walked out of the courthouse free and clear in stunning verdicts.

Farese’s co-defendant, Pat Truglia, was convicted of money laundering and faces 21 to 27 months in prison.

The verdict in Romanello’s trial is one for the law books — after the jury forewoman had pronounced him not guilty, panelist No. 6 told the judge that was not her verdict.

The jury was sent back to deliberate two more hours until Federal Judge Carol Amon received a note from 11 members contending the holdout seemed to have a mental disability.

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