Team 5 Investigates: Mark Rossetti Kills Romano’s son
- Rico Trial: Pled 11-03-99 sentenced 21 years custody and supervised release.
Romano, Charged with killing Joseph Souzaa, who was an alleged trigger man for Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi. Souzaa also suspected in the killing of Massachusetts State Police Detective Carbinaire in 1994 (Romano’s son Michael Jr killed by FBI informant Mark Rossetti who mistook him for Rico Ponzo). FBI agent Michael Buckley, who was Rossetti‘s handler and was protecting Rossetti , now Romano is currently suing the United States Department of Justice and the FBI for it See $50 million dollar lawsuit Romano v. Department of Justice.,FBI , et al.,);
- See at Michael Romano’s Sr’s sentencing, Romano attempted to expose the corruption, he brought out information that became available via: United States v. Salemme, 91 F.Supp.2d pages 141, 262-311 (D.Mass.1999) some of it UNDER SEAL.
- In addition Marino joins Romano’s motion seeking Discovery finding of another Court (Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf) see United States v. Salemme, 91 F.Supp.2d 141, 262, 263, 267-269 (exhibits 188-247) (D.Mass.1999) UNDER SEAL. See also United States v. Salemme, CR-97-10009-MLW. (D.Mass./Boston)
This case was published after clerical correction on December 23, 1999, ONE DAY after Marino’s conviction by a jury on December 22, 1999. FBI agent Connolly conveniently got convicted also a DAY AFTER Marino’s conviction.Codefendant Romano’s statements were admitted through hearsay only where they would seem to incrimanate Marino. These statements made during Romano’s Sentencing exculpated Marino. Since Romano was not available for cross-examination due to being Marino’s codefendant, a Bruton violation occurred. See: Bruton v. United States, 391 U.S. 123 (1968).
- See Michael P. Romano’s Sentencing Hearing generated on February 29, 2000, pages 50-51, 60.
It should also be noted that Chief Judge Judge Mark L. Wolf, in 1989 ORDERED the United States Attorneys Office for the District of Massachusetts to investigate whether there existed enough evidence to indict Marino for the June 16, 1989 Salemme attempted murder and Drug Conspiracy.Assistant United States Attorney: George W. Vien and Carole Schwartz, failed to present to the Court the ORDERED evidence, even though three FBI informants: Angelo “Sonny” Mercurio, James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi as well as others then in 1989, 23 years later implicated Marino in the Salemme attempted murder while all three was working as FBI TOP ECHELON informants.However, all three directly was involved with the Hit according to U.S. v. Salemme, 91 F.Supp.2d page 263 (D.Mass.1999).