Bonanno boss Badalamenti to plead guilty

April 9th 2012 | Posted by

 

Reputed Bonanno crime family boss Vincent “Vinny TV” Badalamenti has agreed to a plea deal where he will plead guilty to nonviolent collection of a unlawful debt and prosecutors will drop the extortion and racketeering charges against him. Badalamenti and some other Bonanno family cohorts were all indicted earlier this year for racketeering and other various crimes. Although lawyers for Badalamenti were pushing for a trial the offer the government made was on he couldn’t refuse.

 

“Vincent Badalamenti on Left”

 

Badalamenti and co-defendants were indicted largely due to tapes made by mob associate turned rat Hector Pagan. Pagan is the ex-husband of “Mob Wives” reality show star Rene Graziano and even recorded conversations with his former father in law and Bonanno capo Anthony “TG” Graziano. Graziano is also expected to plead guilty along with Badalamenti.

The feds being willing to cut deals with many of the other co-defendants in the case and now Badalamenti signal that they may not have been comfortable with putting Pagan on the witness stand to testify. The deal accepted by Badalamenti will also benefit some of his other mob cohorts as they will earn additional time off their sentencing guidelines since so far everyone listed in the current indictment has agreed to plea deals. Badalamenti now faces about two years in prison once sentenced but it is considerably less then the possible ten years he would of faced going to trial.

Pagan who is known to have murdered James Donovan a Lucchese crime family associate may end up with the best deal of all especially now that he may never actually have to testify and play the role of rat.

 

 

Bookmark this on Digg
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on reddit
Share on Facebook
Share on StumbleUpon

Related Posts

Bonanno Family underboss Santora to plead guilty

  The reputed Bonanno crime family underboss or second in command Nicholas "Nicky Mouth" Santora is expected to plead guilty today in Brooklyn federal court. Santora is facing racketeering charges which his role in a loan sharking shakedown. Santora was caught on tape by mob associate turned rat Hector "Junior" Pagan discussing Mob [...]

Bonanno mobster Indelicato loses conviction appeal

  Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato a member and infamous hitman for the Bonanno crime family won't have his conviction overturned. A judge ruled that Indelicato cannot retract his 2001 guilty plea for the murder of Frank Santoro. Indelicato is currently serving a 20 year sentence for mob hit. Indelicato appealed his conviction back in [...]

Bonanno underboss Santora hit with more racketeering charges

  Bonanno crime family underboss Nicholas "Nicky Mouth" Santora has been hit with a news series of racketeering charges by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. The new charges come from a FBI informant who secretly taped over 70 conversations that involved Santora. Hector "Junior" Pagan another turncoat Bonanno family associate and ex-husband [...]

Turncoat mob associate Hector Pagan to testify against Bonanno Underboss

  Reputed Bonanno crime family associate turned rat Hector "Junior" Pagan will likely take the witness stand against a fellow mobster next month in a Brooklyn court. Pagan is the ex-husband of Mob Wives tv star Renee Graziano. Pagan turned rat and wore a wire for the FBI taping conversations with at least six organized crime figures. Among [...]

Leave a Reply:

Name (required):
Mail (will not be published) (required):
Website:
Comment (required):
XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


8 + = 13