New England mafia capo regime Anthony ‘The Saint’ St. Laurent has been released from prison after serving several years on a murder for hire rap.
The 75-year-old Patriarca crime family captain has been in poor health and served the majority of this latest stretch in Massachusetts at the Federal Medical Center at Fort Devens. He still has three years of supervised release to look forward to and it is unclear as to where he is being sent. According to reports from his lawyer St. Laurent was confined to a wheelchair and suffered from multiple medical problems including congestive heart failure during his sentence.
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Back in mid-2000s St. Laurent admitted to trying to have Patriarca family capo Robert “Bobby” DeLuca killed for starting rumors of him being a rat. According to authorities, he approached two different FBI informants who were wearing wires requesting that they whack DeLuca on his behalf. He said he wanted him shot in the head and to say “this is from the saint” before shooting him. The Saint believed that DeLuca was attempting to move in on some of his rackets while he was behind bars which started the feuding between the two mobsters.
Even after he was in prison he continued to try and have DeLuca whacked repeatedly soliciting other inmates to find someone to do the job. This time instead of offering money for the work he offered possible induction into Cosa Nostra according to the report. Many of the inmates he approached expressed concerns about killing a made member of the mafia but St. Laurent said he has permission from his boss. The hit never went down and by some odd twist of fate, it was DeLuca who ended up turning rat on his fellow mobsters going into the witness protection program.
The Saint has served time in multiple states for more than 17 convictions throughout his time in organized crime.