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August 19, 1989 | From the Associated Press
The son of one-time Mafia chief Joseph Bonanno Sr. was jailed Friday for his involvement in a housing repair scam while officials consider a probation proposal to let him work for an AIDS researcher and lecture against crime. Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, 57, was arrested immediately after the ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Joseph Karesh. Bonanno's voice cracked with emotion as he hugged family members and shook hands with reporters. Karesh scheduled a Sept.
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September 16, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, the eldest son of a former Mafia leader, was ordered to state prison Friday after years of delays and appeals over his 1985 conviction for bilking four elderly women of $43,000 in a home repair scam. After an emotional two-hour hearing, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Joseph Karesh denied Bonanno probation, which had been requested by his two defense attorneys.
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September 16, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, the eldest son of a former Mafia leader, was ordered to state prison Friday after years of delays and appeals over his 1985 conviction for bilking four elderly women of $43,000 in a home repair scam. After an emotional two-hour hearing, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Joseph Karesh denied Bonanno probation, which had been requested by his two defense attorneys.
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August 19, 1989 | From the Associated Press
The son of one-time Mafia chief Joseph Bonanno Sr. was jailed Friday for his involvement in a housing repair scam while officials consider a probation proposal to let him work for an AIDS researcher and lecture against crime. Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, 57, was arrested immediately after the ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Joseph Karesh. Bonanno's voice cracked with emotion as he hugged family members and shook hands with reporters. Karesh scheduled a Sept.
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October 29, 1985
The jury in the 5 1/2-month theft and conspiracy trial of Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, a son of reputed former Mafia boss Joe Bonanno Sr., began deliberations on whether Bonanno cheated senior citizens out of $110,000. Bonanno and his 39-year-old brother, Joe Jr., are charged with 19 felony counts of conspiracy and bilking nine elderly Alameda County residents in a home improvement scheme from 1977 to 1978. The prosecution claimed contracts were never performed. Joe Jr. is to be tried separately.
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March 27, 1986 | Associated Press
Five years after his indictment, Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno was sentenced today to four years in prison for cheating nine elderly people out of $110,000 in a home improvement scam. The 53-year-old son of reputed ex-Mafia boss Joe Bonanno Sr. was then ordered freed on bail pending the outcome of his appeal so he can prepare for a trial in federal court on unrelated fraud charges. Bonanno was found guilty in November of conspiracy and eight counts of grand theft.
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November 20, 1985 | United Press International
Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, son of the reputed Mafia figure Joseph Bonanno Sr., was found guilty Tuesday in an alleged home improvement scam. Bonanno, 53, was charged with one count of conspiracy and 18 counts of grand theft for his alleged involvement in the late 1970s with a home improvement contract scheme in which nine elderly Alameda County residents were bilked of $110,000. He was found guilty on the conspiracy count and eight of the grand theft counts.
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March 28, 1986 | Associated Press
Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, 53-year-old son of reputed ex-Mafia boss Joe Bonanno Sr., was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for cheating nine elderly people out of $110,000 in a home improvement scam. He was ordered freed on bail pending the outcome of his appeal so that he could prepare for a trial in federal court on unrelated fraud charges. Bonanno was found guilty in November of conspiracy and eight counts of grand theft.
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May 22, 1993 | RAY LOYND
Mafiosi-watchers are treated to a mob wife's view of the infamous Bonanno crime family in the comparatively nonviolent but absorbing "Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage" (Sunday and Tuesday at 9 p.m. on CBS, Channels 2 and 8). Based on the autobiographical book "Mafia Marriage" by Rosalie Bonanno (daughter-in-law of crime boss Joseph Bonanno), the production's period detail and sweeping look at the rise and fall of the Bonanno clan adds yet another piece to the Mafia puzzle.
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January 3, 2008 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Salvatore "Bill" Bonanno, the eldest son of the late Mafia boss Joseph Bonanno who became the No. 2 man in his father's crime family in the mid-1960s and shortly thereafter escaped a gangland hit on a sidewalk in Brooklyn in protest against his promotion, has died. He was 75. Bonanno, who later served prison time for various crimes and became an author, died Tuesday in a Tucson hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home, his nephew Anthony Tarantola said Wednesday.
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