Thursday, February 28, 2019

Gambino mobster gets another 6 years for sending lawyer death threats

Gambino associate Batiste “Benny” Geritano, 46, earned himself another 6¹/₂ years behind bars for sending his attorney threats from jail — despite groveling to a Brooklyn judge that he’s a changed man. The mobster apologized for using the prison mailing system to threaten to behead his former lawyer’s son, telling the Judge that he teaches yoga and tutors English as a second language to other inmates. Geritano pulled out all the stops, telling the court that he had just been diagnosed with heart failure and learned that his mom had cancer. “You walked me into jail,” his letter begins. “If you and your son don’t get me the fuck out of jail soon — your son’s head is going to come off his fucking shoulders.”
The judge wasn’t buying Geritano’s apology and imposed the maximum sentence — 72 months — allowed under federal guidelines. “This man has spent half of his adult life behind bars and every time he gets out he re-offends, violently” prosecutors said. Geritano is serving a 12-year sentence for stabbing a man in a 2012 bar brawl. Geritano claimed he was “falsely convicted.”

Geritano wasn't impressed. “I object to your sentence … this court is biased against me.”