Reputed mobster Vincent Artuso receives $225,000 bail

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday claimed Vincent Artuso's participation in the 1985 assassination of Gambino crime boss Paul Castellano was one reason the alleged mobster should be kept off the street following ... Full Story
jose

United States

#1 Jan 31, 2008
NO.... you guys don't know what your writing because half this story is wrong know the facts before assuming a writing ridiculous things about people
ILUP

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 May 30, 2008
THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL
If you really wanted to tell the truth about Mr. Artuso you would research and print the facts and rename the article ďThe FBI GrudgeĒ that is what this case is really about. I have read over all of the court documents in the case against Mr. Artuso, I found absolutely no proof of the alleged crimes. I found the facts to be very one sided in this article. Mr. Artuso was previously involved in organized crime, he was one of the labeled 'backup' shooters on the Castellano-Billotti double murder in 1985which his gun jammed and not a single shot was ever fired, not to mention later findings show that Mr. Artuso was never even close enough to the victims to fire a shot. Mr. Artuso did moved to Florida, and tried to make a living, but not by running a so called "South Florida crime ring". Since 1985 Mr. Artuso has served his time and paid his debt to society in the Federal Penitentiary for alleged previous crimes, but the truth is that Mr. Artuso has not been involved in any crime much less organized, in over 20 years. In fact, the reason he moved his family to Florida was to get away from that kind of environment, he has lived his life on the up and up ever since. The FBI is angry that Mr. Artuso is the only one involved in the Castellano-Billotti double murder that is not dead or incarcerated. Artuso was never charged in the case. The FBI has been harassing and threatening Mr. Artuso for many years. Why would he blatantly break any laws (like running a crime ring) if he knew he had the FBI breathing down his neck, that would be stupid. Mr. Artuso is a very intelligent man and Iím sure has no intention of breaking any laws or ever going back to prison, much less run a crime ring? Come on. The FBI canít stand the fact that Mr. Artuso was rehabilitated and reformed while in prison and is now an upstanding member of the community. I thought that was what the Federal Prison System was for? I thought that is why Mr. Artuso and the rest of America, myself included, pay such high taxes? Looks like the truth here is that the FBI wants Mr. Artuso in prison for the rest of his life because of a 20 year grudge, just look at his bail amount $225,000. Give me a break! There are people accused of murder and much worse, that donít have bails set that high, if he was planning on leaving town, I think he would have done so long ago. Mr. Artuso has fully cooperated with the FBI for several years now. I respect the FBI and its officials, I think they do an excellent job protecting our citizens and our country, but in this case I find the FBI is acting completely unjust and is wasting thousands of tax payer money, trying to frame Mr. Artuso over a grudge. I found no actual proof that Mr. Artuso was engaged in anything that wasnít considered to be normal business practices done every day by millions of Americans. I think you owe it to Mr. Artuso to do the research and report all of the facts; you are serving Mr. Artuso a major injustice by not doing so. Mr. Artuso is a reformed, taxpaying, law abiding, citizen of this country, and he has the right to earn a living and the right to be left alone. This case violates his right for liberty and justice for all, not to mention a violation of his Constitutional rights under the 5th & 8th Amendment. I would much rather see my taxes put them away, instead of paying to put an innocent man in prison for an old FBI grudge.
Slash

Houston, TX

#3 May 30, 2008
Good old Vinnie. He's a good guy

Since: May 08

United States

#4 May 30, 2008
There is only one requirement you are lacking to be a smart ass, and that is smart. Here's a tip, Spell the man's name right (VINNY)good guy.
hhh276

AOL

#5 Sep 11, 2008
iT'S FUNNY HOW U DICK HEADS GO TO JUDGE PEOPLE.
jason

Corona, NY

#6 Oct 6, 2008
i cant believe they found them guilty. the FbI set them up. This was just a case if grudge. poor guys. Karma is a b*tch and it will come back to them
ILUP

United States

#7 Oct 6, 2008
This is such injustice, if you haven't figured it out by now, the federal government is largest and most powerful organized crime group there is. They can make up lies about you, present no real evidence and send you to jail forever. Meanwhile they go on conducting all their crooked scams, untouched! If you don't believe it, just take a look at Bush, he runs the whole world. Not proud to be American today
Free Johnnnnnyyy

Corona, NY

#8 Oct 10, 2008
this is horrible. I hope the jury gets what they deserve. Everyone is praying for them and hopefully the appeal goes through and they get the right verdict this time
Forgetabouuutit

Sterrett, AL

#9 Oct 10, 2008
The Feds. are the only ones allowed to commit crimes.
They only go after the cultures that made this country great.

Need I remind them that our constitution is written on stolen parchment.
KOB

Fairport, NY

#10 Oct 16, 2008
This is so sad,,what an injustice to a man we all loved. He had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met. To bad the fEDS HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO. They have been after Vinny for many years, a grand jury in a federal case not sequestered,,? I hope he files for an appeal. We will miss him.

Since: Jan 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Jan 24, 2009
I worked at Atlantic Magazine Service for over 5 years. I saw Artuso, Orr and Mr. Gannon on an almost daily basis during that time. I worked my way up from the bottom (phone sales) to being a sales trainer and supervisor. Robert Gannon was also my AA sponsor at the time. Not once did I see any evidence of the things that these men were accused of. Unethical....sometimes. Illegal.....never.
ralphie from neighborhood

United States

#12 Feb 16, 2009
This is ridiculous 108 mnths for what, Having a business. let me guess they diddnt renew the occupational licence
JPMorgan

Duluth, GA

#13 Dec 25, 2010
I also worked at Atlantic Magazine Service, and I too worked my way from the bottom as a sales rep into a Sales Corporate Trainer. I never once saw a single act of any wrong doing or unethical. They were extremely positive and generous guys and they bent over backwards to help employees and others within the community.
Jape

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#14 Feb 27, 2011
Funny ..... The FBI keeps harassing the Italians . Dont we have a slew of TERRORISTS running around this country that the FBI can't seem to find ? Hmmm ... 9-11 right !
tony a

New Hyde Park, NY

#15 May 8, 2012
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