A federal judge took pity on 76-year-old Richard Fusco, the reputed consigliere of the Colombo family, and sentenced him to a mere four months in a prison hospital as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News.
Fusco was convicted for his role in shaking down alleged Gambino mobsters for a six-figure amount to cover the medical expenses of a suspected Colombo associate who was stabbed during some apparent inter-family squabble, and he faced up to two years in prison. However, Brooklyn federal judge Kiyo Matsumoto was channelling Mother Teresa yesterday, and gave the supposedly decrepit old man a medical pass after his defense lawyer recited "a litany of maladies": "Prostate cancer. Three heart attacks. Kidney failure. Claustrophobia. Depression. Early onset of Alzheimer's, to name a few."
At least Fusco isn't yet suffering from incontinence and wearing diapers.