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CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a reputed mob boss to 25 years in prison.
Michael “The Large Guy” Sarno was also ordered to pay nearly $1.8 million in restitution by Judge Ronald Guzman at Wednesday’s hearing.
A jury convicted the 54-year-old and four co-defendants in 2010 of racketeering and other charges.
Prosecutors say Sarno and his crew wanted to warn a game distributor not to encroach on their video-poker turf on Chicago’s South Side and in suburbs.
To make his point, prosecutors say Sarno ordered C&S Coin Operated Amusements’ Berwyn offices bombed in 2003.
Experts say Sarno’s background as an enforcer wouldn’t normally have translated into a top mob job. But with aging kingpins behind bars or dying, a weakened Chicago Outfit offered positions to men like Sarno.
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