Ex-Boss Massino Testifies in Genovese Capo Trial

Genovese capo Anthony Romanelo is next on informant Joe
Massino's hit list as he sings again for the Feds.
From the NY Daily News:

The fat man admitted he's trying to sing away two life sentences.

Looking like the canary who swallowed a beach ball, former Bonanno boss Joseph Massino took the witness stand Monday for only the second time since he became the highest-ranking New York City mafioso ever to become government rat.

Massino, 69, waddled [OK Marzulli, we get it; the guy is fat! Enough already!] into the courtroom outfitted in the same navy blue warm-up suit he wore when he testified last year at the murder trial of his successor Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Dennehy asked the tubby turncoat to tell jurors what the mob penalty is for cooperating.

"Moider," Massino said gruffly. "A hundred percent."

This time, Massino was called as an expert witness on the mob in the extortion trial of Anthony (Rom) Romanello, a relatively unknown Genovese captain whose only connection to the crime boss was frequently dining at his Casablanca restaurant in Queens before it was seized by the feds.

But Massino left no doubt that he's trying to earn points with the government in the hope of a reduction in his sentences someday.

"I'm hoping someday I see light at the end of the tunnel," he told the prosecutor. "Whenever they need me, I'm here."

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