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Ruling that freed mafia captain is upheld

August 11, 2006

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BOSTON A US Appeals Court judge yesterday upheld a District Court ruling last year that freed former Mafia captain Vincent M. Ferrara six years before his 22-year sentence was completed . Under a plea agreement with the government in 1992, Ferrara pleaded guilty to racketeering, extortion, gambling, and ordering the 1985 slaying of Vincent ``Jimmy" Limoli. Last April, a District ... (Full article: 689 words)

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