Mikey Scars Out of Prison Following Praise From Law Enforcement

Mikey Scars was
sentenced to time served.

Once upon a time, he was a close friend of John Gotti Jr., and he confessed to conspiring to kill three people.

He was freed from jail at his sentencing Friday -- for helping law enforcement jail 80 members of organized crime.

"Authorities described the cooperation of 56-year-old Michael 'Mikey Scars' DiLeonardo as revolutionary in the annals of mob history, saying it led to convictions that included 20 high-level, dangerous mobsters," reports the Sacramento Bee.

"He testified at 14 trials, including Gotti's, and investigators praised his encyclopedic knowledge of mob life. Gotti remains free after the government dropped its charges when juries repeatedly deadlocked at trials over several years."

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan sentenced DiLeonardo to time served, freeing him after three years in custody, because of the kudos he received from law enforcement. Though freed, he will probably be in Witness Protection for some time.

At sentencing, "Scars" said: "I was born into an ideology. ... I was not a victim of it. I created victims for it," he said. DiLeonardo also apologized to society for himself and his forefathers, saying his family's life in organized crime goes back hundreds of years," reports the Bee.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig told Koeltl that DiLeonardo's cooperation was "nothing short of historic."

Read the full story: US lawmen praise mob killer turned informant - Sacramento News - Sacramento Bee.

Read Mikey Scars testimony here.


  1. What a class act, "Mikey Scars" DiLeonardo, you grow up in a certain neighborhood learning the "in's and out's", of the street, becoming a street smart "Goodfella"!!! YOU MUST HAVE BEEN PROUD, WHEN YOU GOT YOUR "BUTTON"...NOW HOW PROUD DO YOU FEEL WITH NO FRIENDS?? The "G" is going to run out of cash for you and you'll end up picking corn in some field in Nebraska or some other state that TRUE WISEGUYS WOULD STAY AWAY FROM. SEE YA IN HELL, I'LL BE THE ONE HOLDING THE SIGN WITH YOUR NAME!!!

  2. None of these guys who roll over do so because of an epiphany. They make a decision to trade others' lives for their own freedom. It's as simple as that. All the apologies are bullshit. What they are really saying is, "Thank you, Government, for allowing me to skate on my crimes by selling out my friends and relatives. Whew!"



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