Mafia Prince

Former New Jersey Mobster Louis “Bobby” Manna, the former consigliere of the Genovese crime family has been denied parole, again.

This almost certainly means that the 91-year-old will die in prison.

Manna has tried twice in the past year to win his release. He has been behind bars for more than 33 years, after being convicted in Newark federal court in 1989.

Manna was a high-ranking leader of being a leader the Genovese crime family; He was convicted of placing a hit on Gotti, the flamboyant New York crime boss, along with orchestrating the murder of another crime family associate.

Manna was a Hudson County, New Jersey native and he is serving 80 years in prison.

Attorney Jeremy Landolo of Brooklyn, New York filed an emergency Court filing last month on behalf of Manna, citing multiple current health issues.

Landolo also wrote that Manna also no longer poses any threat to society.

Senior U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan wasn’t swayed and he denied the motion. He wrote that despite Manna’s age and poor health, “his lifelong career in crime warrants his continued incarceration,” wrote Sheridan.

Sheridan continued, “He was a leader of the Genovese crime family, a role he performed through violence and intimidation,” Sheridan wrote.

“His numerous crimes were extremely serious and heinous. As such, the nature and circumstances of the convicted offenses and the history and characteristics of the defendant are important sentencing objectives that would not be served by modifying Manna’s sentence.”

Landolo provided the court with two examples of men who were released from prison under similar circumstances.

Landolo threw a “Hail Mary” and suggested that Judge Sheridan was denying bail because Manna was an Italian American.

Sheridan had none of that, writing:

Judge Sheridan wrote that “Manna’s ethnicity does not factor into this Court’s decision.”

“Manna’s lifelong career in crime leads me to a different conclusion than reached in the above cases.”

Had Manna won his release from prison. he wanted to return to New Jersey.

SOURCE: Senior U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan

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