Nation: Jail for the Pro

Caught by a voice from the past

New Jersey Teamster boss. Ruler of the Newark docks. Feared Mafia avenger. Anthony ("Tony Pro") Provenzano, 61, is all of these and more. In fact, his underworld influence is so vast that some Justice Department officials regard him as the nation's most powerful racketeer.

Last week, however, Tony Pro was convicted of murder by a jury in Kingston, N.Y., and sent to languish among the other losers in an upstate jail. Found guilty of murder with him was Harold ("Kayo") Konigsberg, 56, a New Jersey loan shark and extortionist.

According to testimony at the trial, Provenzano in...

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