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Attorneys present final arguments in a Mafia boss’s trial

BOSTON – Lawyers prepare their final presentations to judges in the case of a former New England Mob boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner.

Closing arguments are expected Monday in Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme the test.

Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, are charged with the killing of Steven DiSarro. Prosecutors say Salemme concerned DiSarro would cooperate with the authorities in the investigation of the gangster.

Another gangster Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi says he saw Salemme son strangled DiSarro while Weadick held DiSarro feet and Salemme was. Salemme’s son died in 1995.

DiSarro the remains were found in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2016.

Salemme and Weadick face up to life in prison, if convicted. They insist they are innocent.

Salemme, the head of the New England family of La Cosa Nostra in the early 1990s.

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