Former New York mob boss freed after cooperating

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City mob boss who served eight years for his role in six killings, helping prosecutors arrest about two dozen Mafia members while incarcerated, has been freed.

Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis sentenced ex-Bonanno capo Frank Lino to time served Friday. He’ll be placed in the witness protection program.

Prosecutors say Lino cooperated with the government, helping federal authorities find the bodies of murder victims. His lawyer says he’s found God and spurned his time in the mob.

The Daily News says Lino was responsible for the 1981 killing of Dominick Napolitano, a gangster who befriended an undercover FBI agent that infiltrated the mob.

That agent, Joseph Pistone, was known as Donnie Brasco. He was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the 1997 movie, “Donnie Brasco.”

 

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