Anthony Palumbo, Genovese Family Capo, Sentenced to 10 Years For Murder Conspiracy
A plot to kill a member of a Russian crime family got the man known as Tony D. sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 10 years in prison. Anthony Palumbo, a "soldier and acting capo" in the Genovese family, had been running his organization's petroleum interests with Russians since 1990, and a few years later tried to get a hitman "taken care of" for some Slavic co-conspirators. Though the murder never happened, Palumbo is also tied to a 1992 homicide of a fellow Genovese associate and pleaded guilty "to commit murder in aid of a racketeering enterprise" in 2010. "Anthony Palumbo's decades long crime spree has finally come to an end," said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. "He is going to prison which is exactly where he belongs." [FBI]
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