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Boston – Worcester 1997, 1998 and 1999 Rico Trials


 Vincent Marino along with 14 men were charged in an 87-page 40-count indictment on April 4, 1997 with allegedly trying to seize control of the Patriarca Family between 1989 and 1994. All 14 were indicted  and were charged except Enrico Ponzo who was on the lam for 17 years, apprehended February of 2011.During the three-month long trial, jurors heard testimony from 120 witnesses and saw over 300 exhibits. After nearly two weeks of deliberations .The 15 men were allegedly attempting to oust Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, and attempting to murder others loyal to Salemme.

  • The 15 alleged “renegade faction” members attempted to kill:(Salemme, Richard Gillis, Joseph C. Cirame, Michael P. Prochilo, Stephen Rossetti, Timothy Larry O’Toole, and Matteo Trotto)In addition to allegedly trying to kill the 7 men above they were also accused of allegedly  trying to murder:(Mark Rossetti, Ralph Rossetti, Richard Floramo, Mark Prochilo, Robert Paleo, Robert Luisi, Jr., Lonnie Hilson and (Enrico M. Ponzo).

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