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Sammy “The Bull” Gravano Released from Prison

Infamous mafia turncoat Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano was set free after serving 17 1/2 years behind bars, on Monday, September 18. The release comes nearly five years short of the full 20-year sentence he received for pleading guilty to running a $500,000-a-week drug ring in 2001. Gravano’s lengthy detention is not to be confused with the five-year sentence he was handed – of which he served less than a year – after helping to bring down Gotti and the New York mob in the early 1990’s.

Following Gravano’s historic plea deal, which virtually did away with the fate he would otherwise be facing for admitting to 19 murders, he lived under the witness protection program for a time, before relocating to Arizona. Gravano was a marked man as it was, considering his testimony as an informant on the witness stand in Gotti’s murder and racketeering trial led to the conviction of the Gambino Family boss and 39 other high-profile mobsters across the city’s five-family Cosa Nostra syndicate. But he’d draw an even larger target on his back by organizing a nearly 50-member team of ecstasy drug dealers to work for him, while under the watchful eye of the FBI.

Gravano will remain under federal parole for the rest of his life, per the orders of federal Judge Allyne Ross during his sentencing in 2002.

SOURCE: VLADTV

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SWIZZ BEATZ SUED FOR $42 MILLION

Swizz Beatz is in legal trouble over an alleged leasing luxury car scheme in New York. According to the New York Post, Swizz Beatz was served with a $42 million civil racketeering lawsuit, which was filed in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday (Sept. 21).

SWIZZ BEATZ SUED FOR $42 MILLION

According to TMZ, Beatz formed a car leasing company years ago and used another company Metro-Gem to fund venture by paying for expensive whips ranging from Bentleys to Ferraris. Now, the company is suing Swizz Beatz for allegedly not living up to his word and taking money from them over a three year period.

SWIZZ BEATZ SUED FOR $42 MILLION

The suit alleges that Long Island car dealership owner Macky Dancy leased cars to Beatz “for use for him and his wife Alicia Keys,” only for Beatz to re-lease them at rates of up to $7,000 per month. Metro Gem asserts that Beatz and Darcy conspired to mark up prices to unsuspecting third parties. Beatz allegedly leased out 10 cars in the last four years, including a Bentley Continental and a Ferrari F12

SOURCE: HHO