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June 23, 2022

This Week In Gang Land

Howard Beach Gangster-Turned-Snitch-Turned-Podcaster To Hit The Roofs In Tampa

Gang Land Exclusive!Over the objections of the government, a Brooklyn Federal Judge has given another big break to turncoat gangster Gene Borrello for threatening his ex-girlfriend's family and glorifying his violent mob-linked exploits on social media. The judge indicated he intends to give the former Bonanno family hothead, who says he is looking to settle down and raise a family, a pass for his second violation of supervised release (VOSR).

Judge Frederic Block, who had threatened to hit Borrello hard if he screwed up again after getting four months in prison the first time around, instead put sentencing off until September. He alsoagreed to let Borrello move to Florida and take a job as a roofer so he could convince the judge that his third sentencing break would be a charm not only for him, but for the public too.

In an undated and unsigned "Dear Gene" letter filed with Block, T&G Roofing of Oldsmar, Florida, a Tampa suburb, cited Borrello's "background, skills, experience level and personality" in offering him a $40,000 a year job. As a roofer, he would be required to "smoothen roof surfaces and fill in edges with cement, ensure roofs protect buildings from weather conditions, such as rain or snow."

Wiseguy Cops A Plea Deal; Lottery Lawyer Still Hanging Tough

Christopher ChierchioIn a surprise move, Genovese soldier Christopher (Chris) Chierchio threw in the towel last Friday and copped a plea deal to his role in the Lottery Winners Ripoff case. That leaves only Jason (Jay) Kurland, the self-described Lottery Lawyer charged at the heart of the alleged $80 million fraud scheme still planning to contest the allegations at trial next month.

The Feds Pulled Out All The Stops To Show That The Accused Killer Of Loanshark Vincent Zito Was A Gambino Family Gangster

Anthony PandrellaThey never said the words "Cosa Nostra," "Mafia" or "Gambino" at the murder trial that ended last week with the conviction of Anthony (Fat Anthony) Pandrella for the robbery-murder of Luchese loanshark Vincent Zito. But prosecutors found a way to link the burly defendant to the Gambino crime family.

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