A federal judge denied the prison release of a 91-year-old reputed mob boss who was convicted of planning a hit on John Gotti, a new report said.
Louis Manna, who is serving a 80-year-old sentence at a Minnesota prison, requested to spend his remaining time at home in New Jersey, citing health concerns, NJ.com reported.
US District Judge Peter Sheridan shot down Manna’s request last week.
“Manna was a leader in the Genovese family, a street boss, who accomplished (La Cosa Nostra) goals through violence and intimidation,” Sheridan wrote in his ruling, according to the report.
“Despite the fact that he is considered “frail” and has some medical issues, the nature of his life as a career criminal and his leadership in the Genovese family outweigh his age and medical issues.”
Jeremy Iandolo, Manna’s attorney, argued that his client suffered from a number of health ailments, including Parkinson’s disease.
Manna would “almost certainly die in custody in the near future,” Iandolo wrote.
The US Attorney’s Office argued Manna was blowing his health issues out of proportion, the report said.