WSJ.com: Reputed Mob Boss Appeals Florida Sentence

"A reputed captain of the Gambino crime family's South Florida operations asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to reverse his nine-year prison sentence on real estate fraud charges," reports the WSJ.com.

"Vincent Artuso's attorneys asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to toss the conviction because prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to convict him of fraud and racketeering charges involving a scam that targeted ADT Security Services Inc. They also claim the trial was tainted by a biased juror.

"But federal prosecutors countered that there was ample evidence in video recordings, audiotapes and court testimony that proved Artuso was a 'made member' who ran a South Florida crew for the notorious crime family. And they said defense attorneys should have raised objections at trial if they were concerned about the juror."

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