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Crime boss found guilty in New York gangland hit

Crime boss found guilty in New York gangland hit

A flashy New York City mobster has been convicted of federal charges that he ordered a gangland hit in 2004.
A Brooklyn jury reached the verdict against former acting boss Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano on Monday.
Basciano already was serving a life sentence for an attempted murder conviction in 2007.
This time, prosecutors were seeking the death penalty for the killing of a mob associate who ran afoul of the Bonanno organized crime family.
The trial featured testimony by former Bonanno boss Joseph Massino, the highest-ranking member of a New York City Mafia family ever to testify against his compatriots.
Jurors heard secret recordings by Massino that prosecutors said captured 50-year-old Basciano admitting to the killing.


Updated : 2021-01-25 04:16 GMT+08:00