Jury Selection a Drag for 'Vinny Gorgeous' Basciano Trial

Jury selection continues at a snail's pace in the capital-murder mob trial of reputed Bonanno boss Vincent Basciano -- and the well-dressed wiseguy known as "Vinny Gorgeous" seems to relish every moment, according to the NYPOST.com

A month into the painstaking and often tortuous process at Brooklyn federal court, only 59 prospects have been chosen. That's out of a pool of 1,000, nearly twice as many as most high-profile Mafia trials, court experts said.
But, animated and smiling, Basciano confers with his legal eagles -- George Goltzer, Richard Jasper and Ying Stafford -- occasionally and discretely whispering in their ears.

And why not? Every day the selection process drags on is another day away from his solitary confinement in prison.

Comments

Popular Stories

Was Bronx Shooting Retaliation for Sally Daz's Dad, a Luchese Associate?

Howard Beach Bonanno Mobster, Newspaper Publisher Sought to Threaten Sex Assault Victim

Bonanno Mobster Shot Multiple Times in the Bronx in Attempted Gangland Hit

South Brooklyn Bust: Five Mobsters Nailed for Racketeering, Loansharking, Illegal Gambling

How the Mafia Helped the Allies Win WWII

Hoodwinked: Restaurateur on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Was a Mobster

The Mafia and Sports Betting—How Things Used to Be

Archive

Show more