92-year-old Luca DiMatteo suffers from cancer and congestive heart failure, and likely will die behind bars after a federal judge gave him a 33-month prison term as reported by the Daily News. But don't cry any tears for the Colombo capo who was pushing for home detention. Indeed, as U.S. District Judge Leo Glasser aptly explained to the recidivist degenerate at his sentencing hearing, "you've done it to yourself":
"Sometimes the exercise of mercy ends up cheating justice," Glasser continued. "I have an obligation to society that put me here, as well." Glasser noted that the wiseguy had received 57 months in prison in 2004 for racketeering, then went back to extortion, loansharking and illegal gambling within months of his freedom. "I know what the (mafia) life is and what hold it has on the people that are members of it," Glasser said, adding that he has previously sentenced the bosses of the Gambino (John Gotti), Genovese (Vincent the Chin Gigante), and DeCavalcante (John Riggi) crime families.
The mob ain't getting over on Judge Glasser. And after DiMatteo dies in prison he can join his friends in hell. Even Jesus won't forgive a mobster.
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