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Ex-New England Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' guilty in slaying


BOSTON (AP) — Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was convicted Friday of killing a nightclub owner to keep him from ratting out the mobster to authorities in 1993, all but ensuring that the 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss will die behind bars.

It's a fate the once feared and powerful gangster perhaps saw coming. "You're not going to beat the government," Salemme told a reporter in 2004. "Let's face it. One way or the other, they're going to get you."

Jurors found Salemme guilty in Steven DiSarro's slaying after four days of deliberations in a case that served as a flashback to the...

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