Kevin McMahon, the Gambino associate who testified at the 2009 racketeering trial against family hitman Charles Carneglia resulting in the latter's conviction, himself "dodged a life sentence for two gangland murders and was sentenced to time served - less than five years in prison" as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News.
The hit apparently was prompted by Gotti's insistence at an earlier trial that he had quit the Mafia in 1999. The defense says it shows that Junior's former colleagues believed the retirement claim enough to want him dead.
Earlier in the week Gambino associate Kevin McMahon testified about the 1990 murder of Louis DiBono in a World Trade Center garage as reported by Bruce Golding for the New York Post, and he claimed that Junior "did not put him on the hit crew" as former Gotti pal John Alite earlier testified; rather, "McMahon said he tagged along at the last minute."
The government obtained the photos from mob rat Kevin McMahon, who testified the Sicilian-born actor visited the Fountain Auto Mall junkyard "a couple of times." Sivero "had some kind of problem with somebody in jail, I am not exactly positive," McMahon said. Sivero's agent, Mitchell Shankman, declined to comment.
Sivero had a minor role in Goodfellas "whose Frankie Carbone character was found hanging from a meat hook in a refrigerated truck."