Aliases: Vinnie “Gigi” Portalla
Born: May 11, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts
Addresses: 50 Rose Street Revere,Massachusetts; 211 Faywood Avenue East Boston; 47 Frankfurt Street East Boston;65 Condor Street East Boston; 67 Clark Street North End of Boston; 8 Prince Street North End of Boston; 273 Feno Street Revere, Massachusetts; Intervalve Avenue Nahant, Massachusetts.
- At six feet tall at 220 pounds, solid muscle, the former Defensive and Offense End, special teams starter of Revere High School, former King of the 1980 Revere High School Prom, Member of the Student Counsel Government; Home Room Representative, member of the Ski Club, Indoor Track 50 yard dash, 300 yard lunge, and relay team, four years of Football student athlete, well liked student.
Alleged: Associations: New England Mafia
Vincent Michael Marino was born on May 11, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts to Corinne Santarpio Marino.Corinne was the daughter of Vincent “Gigi” Santarpio a former professional middleweight boxer and high level Bookmaker. Gigi’s grandfather on his mother’s side was one of 18 brothers and sisters whose family migrated from Naples, Italy in the early 1900’s to Boston.He married Elizabeth Rotondo also a Neapolitan (family from Naples, Italy), whom died while Gigi’s mother Corinne was only Five years old. Leaving Gigi’s mother to put up with her fathers new wife, an abusive street brawler named Nicky.Gigi’s mother rebelled and left home early to marry Gigi’s natural born biological father: Edward Carlo Marino (aka) Big Eddie, 100% Sicilian at a very young age of 18 years old had two kids (Vincent Marino) and (Edward Portalla). Big Eddie was extremely well liked in the neighborhood, he was friendly, outgoing and always willing to help anyone in trouble. Son of a hard working Commercial Fisherman from Sciacca Sicily.
By 1960, at the age of twenty-two, he was married and living in a apartment on Everett Street in East Boston, with an infant son (Edward Portalla) and his wife Corinne was expecting another son (Vincent Michael Marino). Carlo Marino and his wife Acurcia Scalafani, whom had some type of mental illness unable to properly care for her son Edward and her daughter Anna, Gigi’s father and aunt.Jerry Moscato a very close family friend’s mother Katy took the place of Gigi’s father’s mother Acurcia and acted in her place and help took care of both Edward Marino and Anna Marino as well as her biological son Jerry. She became a mother figure to Gigi’s father and Aunt.Carlo Marino on the other hand took the initiative and played the father role with both his son Eddie Marino and daughter Anna Marino as well with Jerry Moscato, whom lost his father at a very young age, Carlo fulfilled that role.
Gigi’s Step father is Donald “Dad” Portalla Sr. who raised him with Corinne Santarpio Portalla and his brothers and sister. Donald “Dad” Portalla Sr. is a hard working longshoreman who always tried to keep Gigi on the right path in life. Corinne and Donald Sr. brought their kids up with values and respect from a very young age. Corinne always had her kids in extracurricular activities, to keep her kids out of trouble in the Revere projects.
Salemme attempted murder:
The government alleged that Vincent M. Marino tried to kill the boss of the New England Mafia, at age 28, on June 16, 1989 now depicted as predicate racketeering Act A-2 in the government’s indictment under: United States v. Marino, CR-97-40009-NMG. (District of Massachusetts/Boston/Worcester), after seven years, nine months and 14 days Marino was indicted for the June 16, 1989 Salemme attempted murder, long after the Federal Statute of Limitations expired.
Even though the government was in possession of enough evidence to indict Marino for the Salemme attempted murder in 1989, as the FBI‘s Prized TOP ECHELON informants: Angelo “Sonny” Mercurio, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi and James “Whitey” Bulger on June 16, 1989 set-up Salemme to be shot and helped plan and instigate the William “The Wild Guy” Grasso murder while all three were working as informants. See United States v. Salemme , 91 F.Supp.2d page 263 (D.Mass.1999); this core exculpatory material Brady, Giles and Giglio evidence and discovery proving the government and its informants misconduct was never handed over the the investigating federal grand jury which indicted Marino for the Salemme attempted murder, was never handed over to the 1998 First RICO trail of Marino and 1999 Second RICO trial of Marino, after all of Marino’s post conviction appeals, if anything, the egregious governmental misconduct was also in most cases SEALED.
- See United States v. Salemme , 91 F.Supp.2d 267-269, 311 (exhibits: 188-246) (D.Mass.1999) UNDER SEAL.
Also Marino DID NOT receive documents NOW proven on September 22, 2008, in State of Florida v. John J. Connolly, Jr., (FBI agent), #___(Sept. 22, 2008, Miami, Florida) showing that the government’s star and highly credible witness: Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi testified that he (Flemmi) and Bulger made cash payoffs to FBI agents: Connolly, Buckley and others in the 1980s through the 1990s for the agents to protect their criminal organization from its enemies (Marino and Ponzo according to the government, see U.S. v. Marino, 277 F.3d 11 (1st Cir.2002); and law enforcement investigations.The government failed intentionally to hand over all documents supporting that their informants: Bulger, Flemmi, Mercurio, Laface and Mele instigated and fomented violence the June 16th, 1989 Salemme attempted murder while all of them were working as TOP ECHELON FBI and other governmental informants.
Moreover, the government also failed to hand over documents which describes the government’s star witness: Mele, the only government witness that attempts to tie Marino to the Salemme attempted murder of 1989, the Four audio tapes which two unidentified FBI informants wire up against Mele (now government witness) and Laface in July 1989, which actually shows that Mele and Laface are planning to execute Salemme Sr., and Salemme Jr., for ripping off their drug shipments, attempting to extort them, threatening to kill them etc. This egregious governmental misconduct was also INTENTIONALLY withheld from the 1997 investigating federal grand jury which indicted Marino for the Salemme attempt, from Marino’s 1998 and 1999 JURY TRIAL.This discovery may also lead to Marino’s actual, factual and legal innocence of the June 16, 1989 Salemme attempted murder depicted as predicate racketeering act A-2 in Count One: RICO and Count Two: RICO conspiracy.
The jury found Marino NOT PROVEN BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT of the Salemme attempted murder in Counts One and Two .However the court gave Marino an extra 25 years for it.The government’s PUBLICLY KNOWN witness: John “Smiley” Mele, violent dispute with Salemme Jr., and Salemme Sr., as the Salemme’s stole over $80,000 worth of cocaine from Mele and LaFace in the period of 1988-1989 prior to Salemme being shot on June 16, 1989.Also according to the concealed audio tape that was transcribed heavily redacted shows that Mele and LaFace was in possession of fully automatic AK-47 weapons and equipped them with Silencers, which according to the audio secretly recorded tape of Mele and LaFace shows that they were planning to kill Salemme Sr., and Salemme Junior along with others coming out of a Boston night Club.This audio tape supports that Mele and LaFace now PUBLICLY known government witnesses had motive, intent and committed an overt act to kill both Salemme Sr and Salemme Jr., and the tape also shown that Mele intentionally committed perjury on the federal witness stand to cover up this plot, which he did not know was recorded until recently.
Mele also contacted a officer of the Court: James E. Costello, also a attorney in Boston, and facilitated a video 7 audio taped interview, deposition showing Mele, was in-fact in fear of his life from the Salemme’s and that they did in fact extort him and Laface, and that Mele’s and LaFace’s life was in danger of the Salemme’s and that Salemme’s tried to further extort them for they were conducting their drug business on the Salemme’s territory.This tape was NEVER physically handed over to Marino, his defense counsel: Robert Sheketoff, the investigating federal grand jury of 1997 nor the 1998 FIRST RICO trial jury or the 1999 Second RICO trial jury, nor was it ever handed over after all of Marino’s post conviction appeals.
- See: Marino v. Department of Justice , et al., civil action number: 12-cv-865-RMC. (District of Columbia) PENDING;
- Marino v. United States Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts, et al., civil action #12-cv-872-RMC. (District of Columbia) PENDING.
Supports that the Executive Office of the United States Attorney’s Washington, D.C. and the United States Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts and Boston, has for the very first time stipulated that they concealed 200,000 to One million pages from Marino’s 1998 and 1999 RICO trials. Also that the documents Marino seeks under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts under Title 5 U.S.C. Sections 552 and 552a, may lead to Marino’s actual, factual and legal innocence of the June 16, 1989 Salemme attempted murder depicted as predicate racketeering Act A-2 in Count One: RICO and Count Two: RICO conspiracy. See United States v. Marino, CR-97-40009-NMG. (District of Massachusetts/Boston/Worcester).In support.
Also see VERDICT SHEET of December 22, 1999, via: U.S. v. Marino, CR-97-40009-NMG. (D.Mass) shows that the jury found Marino had not committed predicate racketeering Act A-2, Marino was found NOT PROVEN BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT of the Salemme attempted murder on June 16, 1989.
However, the Court with the urging of the government representatives: Cynthia Ann Young and Jeffrey Auerhahn (caught in perjury, obstruction of justice, intentionally withholding core exculpatory material Brady evidence from Ferrara, recently via: Ferrara, 456 F.3d __(1st Cir.2006); Ferrara, 384 S.Supp.2d 384 (D.Mass.2005)) urged the Court: Judge: Nathaniel M. Gorton, to substantially enhance Marino’s sentence an extra Four Offense Point levels for Marino receiving monetary gain which the government stipulated that Marino DID NOT RECEIVED ANY MONEY concerning the Salemme attempted murder however conceded that it was Marino’s intent, and also that the Court additionally enhanced Marino’s Offense Point level another Four levels as Salemme suffered Life Threatening Wounds, for a total of 8 Offense Point Levels at Criminal History 5. Facilitating approximately 24 and half year enhancement by the mere PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE.
- This judicial power is NOW OUTLAWED under: Alleyne v. United States, a United States Supreme Court case decided on June 17, 2013, by the U.S. Supreme Court which held in relevant part that the government must alleged all enhancement first in the indictment, which must be decided by the JURY BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT standard of proof, NOT by the mere PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE low standard of proof.Alleyne is in the very same federal prison as Marino at FCI McDowell, the biggest Supreme Court case in the history of the United States. On September 24th, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals officially remanded Alleyne’s case back for resentencing. On September 25th, 2013, Alleyne filed his “Resentencing Memorandum” in the district court and served the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals with it.This document was drafted by Marino.The government’s and Court’s close top 25 year enhancement of Marino’s sentence is NOW OUTLAWED (Alleyne v. United States), and illegal, as Marino is now held unlawfully 10 years over his term of imprisonment with out due process of law and the 5th and 6th Amendment rights.
Executive office of the United States Attorneys, U.S Attorneys office district of Massachusetts.
April 15, 2013
Civil Action Number: 12-cv-872-RMC
Vincent Michael Marino
United States Attorneys Office
District of Massachusetts ,et al.,
- Although the government, is currently charging Marino, $8,960.00 for the concealed documents, Marino is currently requesting a waiver of the fees.Since the request has been denied Marino’s MODIFICATION seeking specific Documents which narrow down the search fee of $8,960.00.
Plaintiff (Marino) Requested the Modification on July 24, 2012, but was ignored by defendants whom failed to facilitate a new search fee request much less than the $8,960.00 previously requested. The only other documents Plaintiff (Marino) seeks would be specifically the following:
a) The December 22, 1999 VERDICT SHEET via:U.S. v. Marino,CR- 97-40009-NMG. (D.Mass/Worcester);
b) DOCUMENT 581 depicted on the docket sheet via: Marino,CR-97-40009-NMG. (D.Mass/Worcester);
c) DOCUMENT DATE:October 22, 1998, depicted on the docket sheet via: Marino ,CR-97-40009-NMG. (D.Mass/Worcester);
d) Indictment pages 1, (front page); predicate racketeering Act-B cocaine conspiracy page 14; count 30 cocaine conspiracy page 69 via: Marino,CR-97-40009-NMG. (D.Mass/Worcester);
e) U.S. v, Marino, court of appeals for the First circuit #09-1854 (1 st cir .2009) Government’s Response dated October 15, 2009, pages 1-3, 14.
f) Sentencing Transcript of Marino, dated:April 13, 2000, pages 1, 68;
g) Government’s on record request the count 30 cocaine conspiracy be dismissed, DOCUMENT 581, dated at September 28 & 29, 1998, via: Marino,CR-97-40009-NMG. (D.Mass/Worcester);
h) Court’s (Judge: Nathaniel M. Gorton’s Order) DOCUMENT DATE: October 22, 1998, Marino,CR-97-40009-NMG. (D.Mass/Worcester); dismissing during trial while jury was empaneled count 30 cocaine conspiracy charged against Marino;
All of the above specifically requested documents were the only requested documents requested in Marino v. United States Attorneys Office District of Massachusetts, et al. , Civil Action #12-cv-872-RMC. (District of Columbia, Washington).
However, it appears that the Defendants: Executive office of the United States Attorneys, U.S Attorneys office district of Massachusetts, et al ., are attempting to confuse this Honorable court by raising specific Documents requested in another lawsuit by Plaintiff–via: Marino v. Department of Justice , et al ., Civil action #12-cv865-RMC (District of Columbia, Washington) which generated well over 200,00 pages withheld from Plaintiff’s 1998 and 1999 jury trials via:U.S. v. Marino, CR-97-40009-NMG. (D.Mass)
Vincent Michael Marino actually, factually and Legally innocent of count One RICO and count Two RICO: RICO conspiracy charges which generated Marino to serve an extra 30 years in prison and also proving egregious governmental intentional misconduct, and also proving that Marino is NOW held OVER 14 years with out Due Process of law witch serves as “Significant Public Interest”.