Federal prosecutors are pushing for the early release of Joseph Massino after the former Bonanno boss flipped to testify against his successor Vincent Basciano and other mobsters as reported by Mosi Secret for The New York Times:
"Massino's cooperation was an important milestone in the decades-long effort by the Department of Justice to dismantle and uproot La Cosa Nostra," prosecutors said in the motion. "His testimony sent a powerful message to the criminal world."
The 70-year-old Massino was sentenced to life in 2005 following a racketeering conviction involving multiple murders and other predicate acts.
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