Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mobster Vinny Asaro unhappy with stiff sentence

Bonanno capo Vincent Asaro, 83, says eight years in prison is over the top for a conviction on ordering the 2012 torching of a car that cut him off. The aging gangster says he’s getting shafted. Asaro said the reason the prison term is so out of whack is that Judge Allyne Ross wrongly weighed his 2015 acquittal in a trial where the feds tried linking him to a 1969 murder and the infamous 1978 Lufthansa heist.

Asaro is pressing for the appeals court to make another judge available to re-sentence him. The prison term is about three times the length of federal guideline recommendations. Federal prosecutors asked Ross to sentence Asaro to 15 years.