Former mob underboss Gennaro Angiulo dies
BOSTON -- Former New England mob underboss Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo has died.
The 90-year-old Angiulo died Saturday, according to the Joseph A. Langone Jr. Funeral Home, which is handling funeral arrangements.
Federal authorities said Angiulo ran Boston's rackets for the Patriarca crime family from the 1960s until the early 1980s. He served 24 years in federal custody for racketeering, and was released from a prison hospital on parole in 2007.
Angiulo and his three brothers were convicted in February 1986 with evidence from conversations the FBI secretly recorded. In 1998, it was revealed in federal court that gangsters James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi gave the FBI instructions on where the bugs should be planted.
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