"Cadillac Frank" Salemme Sentenced To Life In Prison

Frank "Cadillac Frank" Salemme (Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation/Wikipedia)

BOSTON, MA (AP/WBZ-AM) -- Former New England Mafia boss "Cadillac Frank" Salemme sentenced to life in prison.

Eighty-five-year-old Francis Salemme, known as "Cadillac Frank," will spend the rest of his life in prison when he is sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston.

Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, were found guilty in June of killing Steven DiSarro to keep him from talking to authorities. Salemme and Weadick have denied involvement in the killing.

Salemme was head of the New England family of La Costa Nostra in the early 1990s

DiSarro's body wasn't found until 2016, when authorities received a tip it was buried behind a building in Providence, Rhode Island.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters in June that Salemme's conviction ends a "long and dark chapter" in Boston history.

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