NEW YORK (AP) – A man who testified against mob scion John A. “Junior” Gotti has been sentenced in New York to time served after being praised for helping imprison more than 40 organized-crime members and associates.
A judge sentenced Joseph “Little Joey” D’Angelo on Tuesday to the four years he’s already served.
The ex-Gambino crime family soldier even found words of encouragement from one of his victims, WNYM-AM radio talk show host and Guardian Angels crime-fighting group founder Curtis Sliwa (SLEE’-wuh).
Sliwa told D’Angelo he “did the right thing.” He says telling the truth about organized crime was the “only way you get forgiveness.”
D’Angelo was posing as a cab driver when Sliwa was ambushed in 1992 after hailing a taxi. Sliwa survived bullet wounds. D’Angelo pleaded guilty in 2005 to charges including murder conspiracy.
Gotti denied ordering the Sliwa attack.
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