UPDATE: Fratto Gets One Year, Starting on Jan. 8



UPDATE! Rudy Fratto sentenced to a year and a day beginning Jan. 8.


From abc7chicago.com:

Federal prosecutors are winding up to throw the book at one of Chicago's top organized crime figures. The I-Team has learned details of this week's sentencing of mob boss Rudy Fratto.

DOCUMENT: Government's Sentencing Memorandum
DOCUMENT: Defendant Rudolph Fratto's Sentencing Position Paper

The government wants outfit boss Rudy "the Chin" Fratto to take it on the chin next Wednesday when he is sentenced for his role in a contract bid-rigging scheme at McCormick Place.

Even though Fratto is from a Chicago mob family, he has managed to skate through his career largely unscathed, a routine prosecutors want to end.

In the run-up to next week's federal sentencing, Fratto has seemed to relish his role as a court jester of sorts.

Even though the record of 68-year old Fratto has been devoid of serious criminal charges, something his attorneys will point to next week, prosecutors will ask that Fratto pay the price for a lifetime in mobdom.

According to new records obtained by the I-Team, prosecutors plan to use the testimony of Nick Calabrese to paint a chilling picture of Fratto. Calabrese is the outfit hitman-turned-government witness who was a central witness in Operation Family Secrets.

Quoting Calabrese, prosecutors will say that Fratto was a "made" member of the Chicago outfit, and that in a Hollywood-style fingerpricking ceremony on Father's Day of 1988, Fratto was inducted in the mob. According to the government, a "person would not even be considered for that status until he had committed a homicide on behalf of the outfit."

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