Queens deli owner and reputed Bonanno associate Robert Pisani pleaded guilty "to collection of unlawful gambling debts" as part of an alleged "decades-long wiseguy outfit that raked in $26 million" as reported by the Daily News.
Salvatore "Sallie" DeMeo may have been smiling last month when a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge sentenced him to just probation for his role in a loansharking and gambling racket but now federal prosecutors are hitting the 77-year-old reputed Genovese soldier in the pocketbook where it really hurts with unrelated tax evasion charges as reported by the Daily News: "federal prosecutors claim he failed to report $2 million in capital gains," and "also stiffed Uncle Sam out of $367,000 in taxes." Now that will wipe the silly grin off Sallie's face.
Henry Sentner served fifteen years for the 1972 killing of Emanuel Gambino, a nephew of mob boss Carlo Gambino, and now the 81-year-old has been busted on drug charges after he allegedly was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming with 35 pounds of marijuana in his car as reported by Fox News: "according to New York Times stories published in the early 1970s, Sentner told federal authorities that he accidentally killed Gambino in May 1972 with a gunshot to the head in a deserted area in New Jersey" which "stemmed from an apparent quarrel over gambling debts and then led to an attempt by Sentner and two others to extort money from Gambino's wife."
In 2013 Frank "Bobo" Marrapese Jr. was sentenced to nine years for heading a gambling crew, and the reputed Patriarca capo will be stewing behind bars for at least another eighteen months after the Rhode Island Parole Board unanimously voted to deny him early release as reported by the Providence Journal: "Marrapese has spent most of his adult life in prison on various crimes" including a 1975 murder for which he served 25 years.