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Darth Vador

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 25, 2009
Hey, Anthony Bruno was sentenced today. Does anyone know how it turned out? This is the one person who could destroy Serpico if he decides to talk.
No One

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 26, 2009
Continued until September 9th.
stay alert

Hillside, IL

#3 Aug 26, 2009
No One wrote:
Continued until September 9th.
Maybe it was continued to give him some more time to figure out who or what to give up in a plea deal.
better than you

AOL

#4 Aug 26, 2009
Darth Vador wrote:
Hey, Anthony Bruno was sentenced today. Does anyone know how it turned out? This is the one person who could destroy Serpico if he decides to talk.
Always thought he was good friends with Mayor Serpico. Didn't the Mayor like to call him a genius and wasn't Bruno his favorite consultant?
Darth Vador

Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 26, 2009
better than you wrote:
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Always thought he was good friends with Mayor Serpico. Didn't the Mayor like to call him a genius and wasn't Bruno his favorite consultant?
You are correct. Anthony is a genious & he knows Serpico inside & out -- HE KNOWS EVERYTHING. So, who's the one person who can give him up? When it comes to going to jail or giving someone up, I doubt he will stay loyal to his "friend". It's called saving your own ass.
on a mission

Machesney Park, IL

#6 Aug 27, 2009
better than you wrote:
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Always thought he was good friends with Mayor Serpico. Didn't the Mayor like to call him a genius and wasn't Bruno his favorite consultant?
Bruno was very good friends with Mayor Serpico and made a ton of money as a result. But Bruno and the village attorney didn't get along too well, sort of a personal and professional jealosy thing. Because the village attorney and Serpico were also good friends for a long time, and Serpico didn't want to be in the middle, and because Bruno had become a "hot potato" by that time, he was shown the door. Gotta think that left a bitter taste in Bruno's mouth, having helped the Mayor and the village attorney fix a lot of the problems that existed when the Mayor was first elected (pension deficit, antiquated water system, lack of community development). Being ungrateful and taking people for granted is a way of life in the Serpico administration, and Bruno is not the kind of guy who easily forgets things.
stay alert

Machesney Park, IL

#7 Aug 27, 2009
on a mission wrote:
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Bruno was very good friends with Mayor Serpico and made a ton of money as a result. But Bruno and the village attorney didn't get along too well, sort of a personal and professional jealosy thing. Because the village attorney and Serpico were also good friends for a long time, and Serpico didn't want to be in the middle, and because Bruno had become a "hot potato" by that time, he was shown the door. Gotta think that left a bitter taste in Bruno's mouth, having helped the Mayor and the village attorney fix a lot of the problems that existed when the Mayor was first elected (pension deficit, antiquated water system, lack of community development). Being ungrateful and taking people for granted is a way of life in the Serpico administration, and Bruno is not the kind of guy who easily forgets things.
When you say village prosecutor, your talking about Joey Taconi, right?
on a mission

Machesney Park, IL

#8 Aug 27, 2009
stay alert wrote:
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When you say village prosecutor, your talking about Joey Taconi, right?
Geez, what's wrong with you, and where have you been? First of all, I never said anything about village prosecutor. There's a big difference in being the village attorney and being the prosecutor, and a whole lot more pay is involved. Next, Joe Taconi is the former prosecutor, having been shown the door a few years ago, sort of like Anthony Bruno was shown the door. Next, Joe Taconi was never even the village attorney, I guess because he had some sort of mental meltdown a few years before Serpico was first elected. Ever since, he's been kind of fragile like I read somewhere else around here, and Serpico would never have put him in a high-pressured position like that. So there, now do you get it?
Just

Chicago Heights, IL

#9 Aug 27, 2009
Be glad that Lawyer Giglio is finally GONE GONE GONE
all the answers are yes

Hillside, IL

#10 Aug 27, 2009
Just wrote:
Be glad that Lawyer Giglio is finally GONE GONE GONE
Oh my, wasn't that Cathy Italia's boyfriend for awhile when they were both married to separate spouses? Didn't Gigilo's wife threaten to take him to the cleaners in a nasty divorce. And didn't Gigilo's wife even change her hair style to try to match Italia's? And didn't Gigilo drop Italia like a hot knife through butter after he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar? Hint, hint, hint: all the answers are yes.
on a mission

Machesney Park, IL

#11 Aug 28, 2009
all the answers are yes wrote:
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Oh my, wasn't that Cathy Italia's boyfriend for awhile when they were both married to separate spouses? Didn't Gigilo's wife threaten to take him to the cleaners in a nasty divorce. And didn't Gigilo's wife even change her hair style to try to match Italia's? And didn't Gigilo drop Italia like a hot knife through butter after he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar? Hint, hint, hint: all the answers are yes.
You are correct, grasshopper. She decided he wasn't worth the trouble and moved on to other guys, and he just moved on. In fact, Joe Gigilo was the Village attorney right from the beginning of the Serpico administration, so you can only imagine what he knows. Recently, with all of the heat caused by the Vito nonsense, he quietly stepped down from that position, leaving people to wonder what exactly his true reasons were. My guess is that he saw the oncoming Fed train coming straight at the village and he wanted to get out of the way in a hurry. Of course, as an attorney, he can hide behind the attorney-client privelege, except for his own acts of criminality and misconduct.
Onurb

AOL

#12 Aug 29, 2009
Bruno is nearly 60 years old. Physically he's always been a runt and a coward. He will not do well in prison for any length of time if he can't convince the other inmates he's connected and protected.

Bruno will throw Serpico and anyone else under the bus if it will reduce Bruno's sentence.
proud

Naperville, IL

#13 Aug 29, 2009
you are all insane boring people.get a life
Bleep

AOL

#14 Aug 29, 2009
proud wrote:
you are all insane boring people.get a life
What does that say about you being here paying such rapt attention?:):):):)
Cell Maters

Villa Park, IL

#15 Aug 29, 2009
Do you think there is a chance Vito and Anthony could be sharing a cell together
JRR

Aurora, IL

#16 Aug 30, 2009
Can you people leave Vito alone,
Nope

AOL

#17 Aug 30, 2009
JRR wrote:
Can you people leave Vito alone,


No. Vito owes us too much money. He has massively damaged Melrose Park.
oh well

Machesney Park, IL

#18 Sep 14, 2009
on a mission wrote:
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Bruno was very good friends with Mayor Serpico and made a ton of money as a result. But Bruno and the village attorney didn't get along too well, sort of a personal and professional jealosy thing. Because the village attorney and Serpico were also good friends for a long time, and Serpico didn't want to be in the middle, and because Bruno had become a "hot potato" by that time, he was shown the door. Gotta think that left a bitter taste in Bruno's mouth, having helped the Mayor and the village attorney fix a lot of the problems that existed when the Mayor was first elected (pension deficit, antiquated water system, lack of community development). Being ungrateful and taking people for granted is a way of life in the Serpico administration, and Bruno is not the kind of guy who easily forgets things.
See Chicago Sun-Times, September 12, 2009, page 4:

Feds accuse ex-lawyer of role in '90s theater extortion plot. A high-profile municipal consultant worked with a crooked Melrose Park police chief in the late 1990s to strong-arm a movie theater chain into hiring private guards, fededral prosecutors allege. Anthony Bruno, 57, is awaiting sentencing for falsely claiming losses of more than $100,000 on a tax return for his economic development firm. Prosecutors are seeking a 30-month prison term for the disbarred Elmhurst attorney. In a sentencing memo to the court, prosecutors have accused Bruno of a separate crime: working with former Melrose Park Police Chief Vito Scavo in 1999 to extort Cinemark Theatres into hiring security at levels the company did not want. When Cinemark balked, Bruno threatened to hold up a cerfificate of occupancy the company needed to open the theater, prosecutors say. Bruno denies any extortion, saying he simply persuaded Cinemark to honor a promise to hire the guards. He also said there's no proof he knew Scavo intended to supply the guards with Scavo's own firm.
Darth Vador

United States

#19 Sep 14, 2009
oh well wrote:
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See Chicago Sun-Times, September 12, 2009, page 4:
Feds accuse ex-lawyer of role in '90s theater extortion plot. A high-profile municipal consultant worked with a crooked Melrose Park police chief in the late 1990s to strong-arm a movie theater chain into hiring private guards, fededral prosecutors allege. Anthony Bruno, 57, is awaiting sentencing for falsely claiming losses of more than $100,000 on a tax return for his economic development firm. Prosecutors are seeking a 30-month prison term for the disbarred Elmhurst attorney. In a sentencing memo to the court, prosecutors have accused Bruno of a separate crime: working with former Melrose Park Police Chief Vito Scavo in 1999 to extort Cinemark Theatres into hiring security at levels the company did not want. When Cinemark balked, Bruno threatened to hold up a cerfificate of occupancy the company needed to open the theater, prosecutors say. Bruno denies any extortion, saying he simply persuaded Cinemark to honor a promise to hire the guards. He also said there's no proof he knew Scavo intended to supply the guards with Scavo's own firm.
Gee, this is enough to make a man "Sing like a canary" don't you think?? The feds are going to squeese the hell out of this guy.
citizen

Melrose Park, IL

#20 Sep 15, 2009
Darth Vador wrote:
Hey, Anthony Bruno was sentenced today. Does anyone know how it turned out? This is the one person who could destroy Serpico if he decides to talk.
Wow little by little all the facts that Manzo said are all coming to LIFE!!!He wasn't talking out of his mind then.

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