Apparently Jack Bonventre wasn't interested in further climbing the corporate ladder.
The reputed capo in the Bonanno family supposedly declined an offer to move into the consigliere slot as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News:
"He (Bonventre) turned it down, he didn't want it," Bonanno gangster Vincent Asaro blabbed in a conversation with an associate that was secretly recorded on March 8, 2013. "Jack didn't want no part of this no more."
Bonventre faces between 21 and 27 months in the pokey when sentenced later this month for collecting a loanshark debt, and federal prosecutors argue that the promotion offer reflects his powerful stature within the crime family.
Meanwhile, two Catholic priests are vouching for Bonventre's good deeds in a bid for leniency before the sentencing judge. Apparently these priests haven't received the Pope's memo which rips the wise guys a new one. Pope Francis last summer famously declared "that all mobsters are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church" for their "adoration of evil and contempt for the common good" as reported by Eric J. Lyman for USA Today: "Those who go down the evil path, as the Mafiosi do, are not in communion with God. They are excommunicated."