Apparently the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
40-year-old Angelo Ruggiero Jr., a reputed Gambino soldier and son of deceased family capo Angelo Ruggiero Sr., "pleaded guilty Friday to threatening a cooperating witness" as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News:
"I said, 'If this is true, you're gonna have a problem with me,'" Ruggiero admitted. Assistant U.S. Attorney Whitman Knapp said the victim knew Ruggiero's status in the organized crime world, so those words were enough to pose a threat.
The mob scion faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced before Brooklyn federal judge Sterling Johnson on October 17.
When Ruggiero Sr. died from lung cancer at the age of 49 in 1989 he "had four major cases against him pending in Federal and New York State courts" as then reported by Leonard Buder for The New York Times. In 1988 a federal judge declared a mistrial in a sweeping case against the Gambino capo and nine co-defendants after finding the crime family had reached the jury as then reported by Leonard Buder for The New York Times.