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June 1, 2023

This Week In Gang Land

Ready Or Not: Judge OK's Return Of Turncoat Bonanno Gangster-Turned-Podcaster In Two Months

Gene BorrelloGang Land Exclusive!In a fitting conclusion to a bizarre case in which a hot-headed FBI snitch has been hit with four violations of supervised release in two years, a senior federal judge has underscored his often-eccentric ways by giving turncoat Bonanno gangster turned-podcaster Gene Borrello a free ride for his last two violations, Gang Land has learned.

Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block also seems quite happy to have gotten rid of the case — and the hard-to-control volatile informant — for good.

To do so, Block simply went along with a government request to spare the ex-Howard Beach, Queens gangster a post-prison supervised release term when he gets out of prison in two months. The judge also encouraged Borrello to say nice things about him if he resumes his podcast.

Wiseguy Follows Lead Of Lottery Lawyer; Seeks No-Jail Sentence For Lottery Winners Ripoff

Christopher ChierchioiHis chances are probably about the same as pulling a winning Lottery ticket, but Genovese wiseguy Christopher Chierchio is adopting a tried and true tactic: It never hurts to ask.

Feds: Mikey Nose 'Owns The Bronx' & Is Guilty Of Violating His Supervised Release

Michael MancusoCiting numerous clandestine meetings he had with eight convicted gangsters in 2020 and 2021, and a new recording of a mob capo stating that Michael (Mikey Nose) Mancuso "owns the Bronx," federal prosecutors argued last week that the Mafia boss had violated his post-prison supervised release by his "deliberate repeated contact" with ex-cons including his underboss John (Johnny Joe) Spirito.


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