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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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