The judge didn't see it.
Last year Rudy "the Chin" Fratto pled guilty to bid rigging on a forklift contract for trade shows at the expo center McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, and yesterday U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber sentenced him to a rather insignificant year and a day in prison after declaring from the bench that "I am unable to make a finding there was a nexus between the fraud and any alleged connections to organized crime" as reported by Annie Sweeney for the Chicago Tribune.
Federal prosecutors alleged that Fratto "was a 'made' member of the mob who used his connections with the Outfit to advance the bid-rigging scheme," and accordingly argued he should receive a sentence of more than two years.
Among the evidence which the government presented to Judge Leinenweber was a secret recording in which Fratto purportedly stated "I'm the … boss of this area around here. No one else."
Last August Judge Leinenweber sentenced reputed Outfit mobster Joseph Scalise to the lowest end of the sentencing guidelines even while recognizing "he probably shouldn't grant such a favor" as previously reported by Chuck Goudie for WLS.