Fortune favors the brave.
When imprisoned Bonanno mobster Generoso Barbieri learned that his former boss Vincent Basciano was planning to whack a federal prosecutor he dropped a dime on the supposed plot, and now has been released early for his courageous decision to step forward as a government witness as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News.
Basciano, on the other hand, will remain in prison to the end. The one-time Bonanno boss is serving out two life terms at the supermax facility in Florence, CO. He was convicted in 2007 for the 2001 murder of drug dealer Frank Santoro, and then was convicted in 2011 for ordering from prison the 2004 hit against mob associate Randolph Pizzolo. Barbieri testified at both trials.
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