No Family Values

New York Mob boss JOSEPH MASSINO, head of the Bonanno crime family and known as the Last Don, reportedly betrayed a subordinate and fed evidence to the FBI. According to court papers, federal investigators, with help from "a high-ranking member" of the family--presumed to be Massino--secretly tape-recorded Vincent Basciano, the family's acting boss, as he plotted the murder, never accomplished, of a federal prosecutor. Massino is the first boss of a New York family to cooperate with the FBI. The last don, indeed.



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