Friday, September 8, 2017

NY Mob Boss Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello feels the Hate

A ​no-nonsense ​Manhattan federal court judge blasted aged wiseguy Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello before sentencing him to seven years in prison — saying he should have thought beforehand about joining the mob if he didn’t want to die behind bars. “There’s a long history of capos who have died in prison” Judge Richard Sullivan coldly told the 73-year-old before handing down the sentence — which brought audible gasps from the packed courtroom.

"You must have understood this, you had 88 months to think about it before”. The judge was referring to the Genovese capo’s previous stint in prison on racketeering charges.

Judy Sheindlin, Judge Judy
Sullivan noted that reference letters resembled those he’d read in connection with the mobster’s last sentencing — saying some were nearly identical. “[The letters] can’t be a get out of jail free card when they’ve been used before,” the judge bristled. The judge also scorned claims made by defense attorney Mark DeMarco regarding his client’s intense Roman Catholicism and his faith. “I don’t think Roman Catholicism takes a favorable view toward extortion,” Sullivan said, interrupting the attorney.
Prosecutors said Parrello instructed henchmen on the best way to shake down debtors who’d gotten behind on payments to their illegal gambling ring — often instructing his goons to resort to violence.

The gallery was packed with Parrello’s supporters, including a wheelchair-bound, 107-year-old WWII veteran whose friendship the defense repeatedly dangled as proof of the mobster’s good deeds and character.
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