Out of jail at 100
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.