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John Sonny Franzese

95-Year-Old Crime Boss Allegedly Bragged About Killing 60 People

AP | Posted 03.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A 95-year-old mob boss who authorities say boasted about killing 60 people in a lifetime of crime must serve his eight-year prison se...

93-Year-Old 'Geriatric Gangster' To Be Sentenced

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Convicted mob boss John "Sonny" Franzese is so old, he knew Frank Sinatra in his heyday. He's so old, his recent extortion trial beca...

John "Sonny" Franzese GUILTY: 93-Year-Old Mob Boss Convicted

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An elderly gangster who struggled to stay awake while his turncoat son testified against him at his racketeering trial was convicted ...

Songbird Son Slams Sonny; Mom: It's Redemption For Both

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

A big hurdle the feds have to overcome in their prosecution of legendary gangster John (Sonny) Franzese is getting jurors to look past whatever disdain they acquired for the mobster's spoiled-rotten son.

Turncoat Son, Death Behind Bars, Haunt Sonny Franzese

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Legendary Colombo family wiseguy John (Sonny) Franzese will be the first New York mobster to have his son testify against him.

Feds Want Jury to Hear Sonny Talk About Mob Murders

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The feds say the nonagenarian wiseguy John (Sonny) Franzese is so well-versed in the art of the modern day mob hit that they want jurors at his upcoming racketeering trial to hear him expound on his style.

Gotti IV Mistrial the Top Mob Story of 2009

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The number one Mafia story of the year was the Gotti IV mistrial -- the fourth in five years for mob prince Junior Gotti, the late John Gotti's handpicked successor as boss of the Gambinos.