Defendant Joseph Massino (aka "Big Joey") appeared with the girth of a hoola hoop waist. He
moved sluggishly to his seat in court. The defendant listened intently as defense and prosecution seemed
to collude in requesting a sentence of "Time Served". His defense was wary of his age and ill health, citing
Massino's invaluable information to US gov.
|Former head of the Bonnano Crime Family Joseph ( Big Joey) Masssino in Brooklyn Federal Court by Aggie Kenny|
Meshing with this concern, US atty argued that and if he were to languish and die in jail, this would
discourage other gov informants from signing on.