Mafia? What Mafia?
- Reputed Outfit lieutenant Rudy Fratto, nicknamed “the Chin,” was
sentenced to about 1 year in prison today for a bid-rigging scheme at
Fratto’s family was visibly relieved when U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber announced the sentence.
Federal sentencing guidelines called for Fratto to be sentenced to up to 2 years in prison, but federal prosecutors sought an even stiffer prison term, arguing Fratto used his association with organized crime to further the scheme. He is an alleged member of the Outfit’s Elmwood Park street crew.
But Leinenweber ruled the evidence was unclear that Fratto was a made member of the mob and he couldn’t make a connection between Fratto’s wrongdoing and organized crime. He also noted Fratto’s age of 68.
Whoops! Pay no attention to that Outift behind duh curtain. Nuttin' to see here. We wuz just gatherin' posies.