Joseph Massino

(credit: CBS 2)

Mob Boss Turned Government Informant Sentenced To Time Served

Joseph Massino was the highest ranking mobster ever to turn government informant, having served as moss of the infamous Bonanno family.

07/10/2013

Guns prosecutors said were seized from the homes of alleged members of the Bonanno crime family (credit: Manhattan District Attorney's Office)

DA: Members Of Bonanno Crime Crew Indicted In NYC Mob Crackdown

A two-year investigation dismantled one crew of the family, including a captain, two capos, a soldier and several associates, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.

07/09/2013

Vincent Basciano (file / credit: AP)

‘Vinny Gorgeous’ Gets Another Life Term For Gangland Hit

The former acting boss of the Bonanno crime family was found guilty in May. The same jury decided to spare him the death penalty last month.

07/21/2011

Vincent Basciano (file / credit: AP)

Mobster ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ Avoids Death Sentence In Gangland Hit Trial

The jury deliberated less than two hours in federal court in Brooklyn before reaching the decision in the penalty phase at the trial of Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano.

06/01/2011

Vincent Basciano (file / credit: AP)

Witness Testimony In Vinny Gorgeous Trial Troubles Judge

Judge Nicholas Garaufis said he’ll turn over the transcript to authorities who deal with ethical issues.

05/27/2011

Vincent Basciano (file / credit: AP)

Acting Crime Boss ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ Found Guilty In 2004 Gangland Hit

Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano, 51, was already was serving a life sentence for an attempted murder conviction in 2007.

05/16/2011

Vincent Basciano (file / credit: AP)

Ex-Mob Boss Turns On Accused Mafia Captain Vincent ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ Basciano

There was mob history in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday. For the first time, the boss of one of New York’s five families testified for the government.

04/12/2011