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the Bonanno family’s ruling panel, was a key witness against jailed boss Joseph Massino.

By John Marzulli, New Yoirk Daily News

It was a real-life version of the “The Family” film — minus Robert De Niro — complete with a brood of Bonanno rats worthy of central casting.

Former capo Richard (Shellack Head) Cantarella swaggered into the courtroom Tuesday, followed by his dolled-up wife, Lauretta Castelli, and their ex-soldier son, Paul Cantarella, to be rewarded for helping the feds dismantle the crime family.

“This is an unusual sentencing proceeding,” Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis noted before letting the three off with no jail time for their past misdeeds.

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