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Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano

Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes 

A former drug dealer who helped flood the streets of New York with the notorious Blue Thunder heroin brand in the late 1980s has pulled off a Gang Land rarity: Despite being hammered with a life sentence, he’s likely to walk out of prison next year.

Ralph Rivera, who was convicted of being a partner with the imprisoned-for-life former acting Bonanno crime family boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano in the vast heroin scheme, had his sentence cut last week from life without parole to 30 years.

Mr. Capeci writes,  The sentence reduction, which came in an unannounced one-page ruling by Manhattan Federal Court Chief Judge Loretta Preska, means Rivera, 52, will be released in about 18 months, based on the usual good time reductions that all inmates receive from the Bureau of Prisons.  Gang Land News