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The Nation

April 06, 1987

Organized crime boss Anthony (Fat Tony) Salerno, sentenced to 100 years in prison for participating in the Mafia's ruling "commission," faces new racketeering charges in a trial beginning today. Jury selection for the trial of Salerno, 76, and 13 co-defendants in still another Mafia case was scheduled to begin in federal court in Manhattan. Salerno, head of the Genovese organized crime family, and most of the others are charged with racketeering, which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence upon conviction. Other crimes charged in the 40-count indictment are illegal gambling, construction bid-rigging and labor racketeering.

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