One-time War Hero Turned Mob Enforcer Faces Life in Prison

Sam Volpendesto was once a war hero, but now, age 87, he faces the possibility of spending his final years behind bars, reports the BostonHerald.com.

At Volpendesto's upcoming sentencing for the 2003 bombing of a Chicago-area video poker company, prosecutors painted him as an Outfit enforcer with a reputation for wielding baseball bats and an interest in watching another mobster stuff body parts through a meat grinder.

"His defense attorneys, however, hope to turn back the clock to World War II, when Volpendesto won a Bronze Star for helping to save fellow sailors trapped inside a crippled destroyer," reports BostonHerald.com.

Read complete article: War hero turned mob thug faces ’life sentence’ - BostonHerald.com

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