BY JOHN MARZULLI
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Now this Bonanno gangster is really done.
Reputed capo Anthony Pipitone was socked Tuesday with two years behind bars for attending the crime family's annual Christmas party at Bocelli's restaurant in Staten Island while on federal supervised release.
Pipitone, 43, also was caught by the FBI and the NYPD last year meeting with fellow Bonanno capos at a barber shop and a house in Queens, which was in blatant violation of the ban on associating with members of organized crime.
The reputed wiseguy known as "Little Anthony" had previously served 46 months in prison for stabbing two men suspected of breaking the windows of a mob-connected Italian restaurant in Whitestone, Queens. Pipitone had vowed to Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis in 2010 that he was "done" with the mob.
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Pipitone had vowed to Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis (pictured) in 2010 that he was "done" with the mob.
The judge said Pipitone's actions showed he was going back to his old life so he deserved to go back to prison for a significant amount of time.
"The defendant simply hasn't given any indication to me that he is willing to extricate himself from the Bonanno crime family," Garaufis said.
Not even a letter seeking leniency for Pipitone from the pastor of St. Margaret's Church in Middle Village could sway the judge into giving the mobster the same year and a day prison term handed down to a couple of Bonanno cronies nailed for attending the Christmas party.