Mafia Trial in New York Changes the Rules

Posted by Steven G. Brill | Apr 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

In a pending trial in the Eastern District of New York, former mafia Don Joseph Massino is cooperating with the federal government and testifying against his successor Don Vinny Basciano. This event is a major shift in what is generally known about the mafia the mob families bosses. While there has been plenty of instances of former mafia members who turned into cooperating witnesses, cases where mob bosses cooperate are few and far between.

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Steven G. Brill

Steven Brill is a founding Partner of Sullivan Brill, LLP, which was established in 2001.  Mr. Brill concentrates his practice to Federal and State Criminal Defense, and Post-Conviction Litigation.  Steven earned a BA in history at the George Washington University and graduated with cum laude ho...


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