Louis Katz, the former owner of the popular Uncle Charlie's gay bar chain and a friend of Genovese associate and political fixer Roy Cohn, was released from a New York state prison last June, and the 90-year-old now is under the supervision of a parole officer. In 1986 Katz was charged with murder for the stabbing death of 37-year-old Michael Moriarty who had developed a relationship with Katz's 20-year-old former lover. The first trial against Katz in 1988 ended with a hung jury, and while awaiting a 1989 re-trial he went on the lam. As Richard Weir wrote in the Daily News: "Katz, then 58 and a millionaire who had sold his bars, his swanky Park Ave. apartment, his Mercedes-Benz and his palatial Fire Island home, then disappeared." Katz was convicted in absentia of first-degree manslaughter, and in 2002 was apprehended in Panama where he had been living under an assumed identity.
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