And Massino Testifies Against Vinny Gorgeous

Former Bonanno crime family boss Joseph Massino testified in a Brooklyn courtroom on Tuesday how he secretly taped his successor discussing murder, the first time a boss has taken the witness stand against an underling, prosecutors said, as reported by Reuters.

The accused is Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, charged in U.S. District Court with murdering Mafia associate Randolph Pizzolo in Brooklyn in 2004.

Massino testified he secretly recorded Basciano discussing the murder when both men were behind bars.

"He told me that he killed him (Pizzolo)" Massino said. "He said he was a scumbag, a rat, a troublemaker."

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