Mobster Vinny Gorgeous guilty

BBC News

A convicted New York City mobster has been found guilty of murder for ordering the killing of an associate.

Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, 51, was already serving a life sentence. He was convicted of murder, racketeering, conspiracy and other charges.

The case was based in part on testimony from a mob boss who wore a secret recording device while jailed with him.

Prosecutors said Basciano had ordered the 2004 murder of Randolph Pizzolo, whom he described as "a dangerous kid".

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