Vinny Gorgeous Sentenced to Second Life Term in Mob Murder


The murder trial of Vincent Basciano, better known as “Vinny Gorgeous,” was a chest of riches for collectors of mob knowledge nuggets, from fashion to food, rats and kissing in public. Basciano was convicted in May of murder in the killing mob associate Randolph Pizzolo, thanks largely in part to testimony from Joseph Massino, a federal informant, who taped Basciano’s homicidal orders from jail. Though he was spared of the death penalty last month by a jury, today Gorgeous was sentenced to a second life sentence in addition to the one he’s already serving. The real takeaway here, as the Post notes, is that Vinny once owned a beauty salon called “Hello Gorgeous.” [NYP]