Monday, March 30, 2020

Gangsters turn to Trump, Coronavarus to get out of Jail

Paul Schiro, 82, feels the “the epidemic has accelerated the urgency and necessity” of his request. The mobster has been in custody since 2002. He was convicted as part of the Family Secrets prosecution, that decimated the Chicago mob. Schiro’s attorney pointed to changes in the law created by the First Step Act, which was signed by Trump in 2018.

Schiro was sentenced in 2009 to 20 years in prison when he was 71. He is not due to be released until April 2024. One of Schiro’s co-defendants, Joey “the Clown” Lombardo, died in jail last fall at the age of 90. Another mob hit man, Anthony Calabrese, was shot down for clemency by Trump in 2018.