Mafia rat Hector Pagan sentecned to 11 years


Hector Pagan also known as “Junior” a former Bonanno crime family associate turned rat has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for mob crimes including murder. The former ex-husband of “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano got a reduced sentence in exchange for his cooperation again his former Bonanno family pals. Even though it was Pagan who actually shot the victim his mob associate buddies Richard Riccardi and Luigi Grasso took the brunt of the punishment both getting 30 plus year sentences.


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“Hector Pagan”


Pagan also supplied the feds with information about his former father-n-law and Bonanno family captain Anthony Graziano among others mobsters as part of his deal. Family of the victim check cashing cahier James Donovan said that Pagan made a deal purely out of self interest to keep himself out of jail and he hasn’t changed his spots and were repulsed by the governments decision to offer such a deal to a killer.



Colombo mobster Fappiano gets a year in prison


Scott Fappiano a reputed Colombo crime family mobster has been sentenced to a year behind bars for his part in a New York mafia effort to control the carting industry in New York and New Jersey. One of 31 alleged mobsters busted back in January of 2013 for shaking down garbage companies on behalf of the mob. He plead guilty on extortion charges as part of a plea deal and was facing between 15 to 21 months so caught a bit of a break.



“Scott Fappiano”


Fappiano has a long criminal history including being convicted for a rape he was later cleared on after spending almost two decades in prison. After he was cleared and released he still found his way back into trouble busted in 2011 in the biggest mob racketeering crackdown against the mafia in the US. He was let off easily then because his previous false conviction was strongly taken into consideration.


The Colombo family mobster also has families ties to the Gambino crime family. He has three uncles which were all made members of the Gambino family including two who turned rat Michael “Mikey Scars” DiLeonardo¬†and Frank “Frankie Fap” Fappiano. The third uncle was Frank DeCicco the first under boss under mob boss John Gotti.


Bonanno family boss Thomas DiFiore wants a plea deal


Thomas “Tommy D” DiFiore the alleged acting boss of the Bonanno crime family is now looking to avoid trail scheduled to begin in January all together according to letters filed in Brooklyn Federal Court. The mobster had a decision go his way last week allowing him to be tried separately from Bonanno family capo Vincent Asaro who was charged with crimes linked to the infamous Lufthansa robbery. Now he is trying his hand again and hoping for another decision to go his way negotiating for a plea deal on extortion charges from a $75,000 loan.


Thomas Di Fiore is escorted by FBI agents from their Manhattan offices in New York

“Thomas DiFiore”


DiFiore along with Bonanno capo Jack Bonventre and mafia soldier John “Bazoo” Ragano are all engaged in an effort to reach an agreement with prosecutors on a plea. Perhaps the New York Mafia trio can get the feds to make them an offer they can’t refuse and avoid trail. The two Asaro’s have not been reported to be in any kind of plea negotiations and their racketeering trail is scheduled for next June.



Colombo family prince wants guilty plea removed


Michael Persico the son of jailed Colombo crime family boss Carmine “The Snake” Persico wants to rip of his guilty plea on loansharking charges. He pleaded guilty to loansharking over two years ago in a deal which gave him immunity from being prosecuted on several possible murder charges. But now Perisco claims the feds are breaching the agreement which has him facing 37 to 46 months in prison at sentencing.


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“Michael Persico”


Now the mob scion doesn’t like the idea that he could be facing upwards of five years. Prosecutors are arguing that the deal was already agreed upon and he is now stuck with it. Perhaps he should be gracious for such a sweet deal to begin with considering he could face more then 20 years if he was convicted at trial on murder conspiracy and extortion charges.



Bonanno Street Boss Thomas DiFiore out of Lufthansa Case


Thomas “Tommy D” DiFiore the alleged acting street boss of the Bonanno crime family caught a break with latest ruling that he will not stand trial along side his fellow mobsters on Lufthansa heist charges. A judge ruled that the charges of extortion that Tommy D and Bonanno soldier John “Bazoo” Ragano are facing are not of the level of the charges the other defendants are charged with in the Lufthansa indictment. The other defendants including Bonanno capos Vincent Asaro and son Jerome Asaro will stand trial separately for an array of racketeering charges including murder.


Thomas Di Fiore is escorted by FBI agents from their Manhattan offices in New York

“Thomas DiFiore”


DiFiore and Ragano are facing extortion charges stemming from a loansharking scheme they allegedly operated last year. Their trial has been scheduled to start in January of next year. The real losers in the latest ruling are the both Asaro’s who will now endure two trials one along side DiFiore and a second trial on their own. Jack Bonventre also a defendant and alleged Bonanno family capo also losses out as he will stand trial along side the rest in at least two separate trials also.


The judge said the charges connected to the Lufthansa robbery and the 1969 murder ordered by Jimmy Burke along with other murder charges could pose a risk of prejudice against defendants not charged in those crimes so decided on separate trial. The latest ruling will definitely have mob boss DiFiore breathing a little easier as trial approaches.