Mario Rainone a one-time enforcer for the Chicago mafia has been sentenced to fifteen years behind bars after being convicted on felony weapon possession charges.
He previously did a 17-year term on racketeering charges and is currently in prison serving a 7 1/2 year bid for burglary. As part of the Chicago Outfits north side crew, he was often involved in various mob scheme’s including shaking down restaurants and bars.
In mob circles Rainone was known as “the Arm” because of his skills and talents at muscling people. Considering his long criminal past it seems like he may have gotten off with a bit of a break getting only an added 15 years as the government was looking for upwards of 25 years. Rainone says that he left the Chicago mob back in 1989 after learning he was actually the target of a hit he was sent to carry out.