Out of jail at 100

Sunday Star-Times - - WORLD -

The old­est in­mate in the United States fed­eral prison sys­tem, a re­puted Colombo crime fam­ily un­der­boss, has been re­leased at age 100. John ‘‘Sonny’’ Franzese left the Fed­eral Med­i­cal Cen­tre in Devens, Mas­sachusetts in a wheel­chair yes­ter­day. He was serv­ing a 50-year sen­tence for bank rob­bery, and was ac­cused of be­ing in­volved in loan shark­ing and ex­tor­tion. Franzese was paroled at least six times since his orig­i­nal con­vic­tion in 1967, but each time he ended up back in prison. He in­tends to live with a daugh­ter in New York City. The old­est liv­ing pris­oner is now Sal­va­tore Spara­cio, a mob boss from Philadel­phia, who is 95.

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