Elderly New York gangster call 8 years a ‘death sentence’

Vincent Asaro is shown leaving a Brooklyn, N. Y., courthouse, Nov. 12, 2015.

(Associated Press)

An older gangster apologized in court Thursday to order a car to be burned, because the driver had cut him off.

Vincent Asaro, 82, called the decision a “death sentence.”

Earlier this year, the New York-based monster was charged with of his subordinates are looking for a car that had cut him off and torch in 2012, the New York Daily News reported.

The octogenarian pleaded guilty in June and apologized Thursday for “stupid things I did.”

Asaro’s lawyer, Elizabeth macedonio, called the ruling “excessive” and claimed that the authorities were vindictive in their ruling against an old man in poor health.

Judge Allyne Ross said that she did not believe that the sentence would be effective in the remediation of Asaro because of his age. Asaro requested he be transferred to a prison close enough so that his family can visit him.

“Today’s sentence has Asaro is responsible not only for the use of his power as a member of the organised crime to address a perceived light by another motorist, but for a life of violent criminal activity That” Brooklyn, the Procurator of the V. S. Bridget Rohde said.

Two years ago, Asaro was charged with participating in a 1969 murder as well as the 1978 Lufthansa Airlines heist, which was dramatized in the film ” Goodfellas.”

He was acquitted in a subsequent trial.

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