Saturday, May 23, 2020

Outfit enforcer cries Covid-19 to secure release

Outfit enforcer Mario Rainone has spent nearly half his life behind bars for a wide range of offenses, from extorting deadbeat borrowers to throwing a grenade onto the roof of a theater in a ploy to take over the business. Now Rainone says he is the one who is living in fear: COVID-19. A previous judge had labeled Rainone an “urban terrorist” who had no respect for the law. “If you give him the opportunity, he will go out and commit crime. He will hurt people. He will take their property.”

Rainone’s mob history dates to the 1980s, when he was an associate of mob bosses Lenny Patrick and Gus Alex.