Monday, December 19, 2022

Francis 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme dies in prison

Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme has died in prison at age 89.
Former New England Mafia don Francis 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme’s last hope for a new trial was dashed when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal last year. Salemme was serving a life sentence for murder at a federal medical prison in Missouri. He was convicted in 2018 on one count of murder of a witness for the 1993 gangland slaying of Boston nightclub owner Steven DiSarro. DiSarro hadn't been seen since 1993. What happened to him was a mystery until his body was found buried behind a mill building at 715 Branch Ave. in Providence.
DiSarro was going to be a witness in a federal investigation against Salemme, but his late son Frank Jr. killed DiSarro as Cadillac Frank watched. Salemme led the New England family of La Cosa Nostra in the early 1990s.

Gambler Howard Ferrini, with daughter Kelly, was murdered in 1991.
On Aug. 22, 1991 cops found the body of Howard Ferrini in the trunk of his Cadillac, which had been parked at the Hub’s Logan Airport in Boston. They got a report about a foul odour coming from the car. One of Ferrini's killers was Kevin Hanrahan. A cold case forensics team found his fingerprints on the bag wrapped around Ferrini’s battered head. Hanrahan was an enforcer for New England’s Patriarca crime family, and his boss was 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme. Hanrahan was gunned down on a Providence street in 1992.
Salemme rose from hitman to boss, then became a rat.In 1995 Salemme was indicted for racketeering and turned rat. He was sentenced to life in 2018.
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