Daniel Pagano, a reputed Genovese capo and one-time pal of Rev. Al Sharpton, was arrested yesterday at his home in Ramapo, NY "on racketeering charges involving loan sharking, extortion and illegal gambling" as reported by Rich Calder for the New York Post.
This "is not Pagano's first brush with the law" as reported by Steve Lieberman for The Journal News:
He was sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison after being convicted in 1998 of leading a tax scam related to bootleg gasoline sales involving Russian mob figures. He also served three years in New York state prison from 1990 to 1993 for gambling and loan sharking.
The poor thing is just a bad seed who came from bad stock; after all, Pagano's dad was Genovese boss Joseph Pagano. It's a shame the state isn't allowed to sterilize mobsters to prevent them from procreating.
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