Last August Anthony "Tony D" Palumbo, a reputed acting Genovese capo who allegedly takes care of the family's New Jersey rackets, pleaded guilty to a 1992 racketeering conspiracy to take out reputed Russian hitman Monya Elson, and today Manhattan federal judge Richard Holwell sentenced him to the statutory maximum of ten years for the crime as reported by Chris Dolmetsch for Bloomberg.
The Russian lived to see another day after Genovese higherups refused to sign on to Palumbo's plans, and Palumbo's defense lawyer argued that since the plot never was carried to completion a lesser sentence was in order. Not so said Judge Holwell: "There is strong evidence that Mr. Palumbo is a long-term member of an organized-crime family." Indeed, prosecutor Avi Weitzman said Palumbo "also instigated the 1992 murder of Genovese associate Angelo Sangiuolo by complaining to the late mob boss Vincent 'The Chin' Gigante that Sangiuolo had been ripping off Palumbo's gambling operations in The Bronx" as reported by Bruce Golding for the New York Post.
If the 62-year-old Palumbo wants a reduction in sentence, then he can drop a dime to the FBI on his friends.
Judge Holwell further rejected a request to delay Palumbo's surrender until Monday which would have allowed the gangster to celebrate Mother's Day with his mom who celebrates her 91st birthday next week as reported by CBS New York: "'No Mother's Day,' said the judge finally. 'You have to draw the line somewhere.'"
Mobster Cries Witch Hunt, Gets 10 Years by Adam Klasfeld for Courthouse News Service
"Mobster for Genovese Crime Family Gets 10 Years For 'Murder Conspiracy' Involving a Hitman for the Russian Mob" by Allan Lengel for Tickle The Wire