Suspected Bonanno crew leader Nicholas "Nicky Mouth" Santora has rejected a plea deal from the Manhattan DA pursuant to which he would plead guilty to enterprise corruption in exchange for a 7-to-21 year prison term as reported by the New York Post:
"There's absolutely no way he's taking that disposition. He's not involved in enterprise corruption," his defense lawyer Michael Alber said. "The prosecution is seeking to link people some who don't even recognize each other except when they come to court."
Santora and seven others were charged last year with enterprise corruption -- New York's version of federal racketeering -- for their various alleged roles with operating an online sports betting operation in Costa Rica, corrupting Teamsters Local 917 on Long Island and trafficking in narcotics and other drugs over the internet.