Reporting Irene Cornell
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - There will be no Mother’s Day celebration for Genovese organized crime family capo Anthony Palumbo, whose dear old mom turns 91 next week.
WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell: The Judge Said The Line Has To Be Drawn Somewhere
As Palumbo was sentenced to ten years in prison for plotting a murder 19 years ago, his attorney begged the judge to let him surrender sometime later.
“Let him stay out for Mother’s Day and his mother’s birthday,” said the attorney.
The prosecuter pointed out that Palumbo has been out on bail under very lax supervision for some time now and it’s now time for him to pay the price.
“Well, how about just let him have Mother’s Day,” asked his lawyer again.
“No Mother’s Day,” said the judge finally. “You have to draw the line somewhere.”