After being acquitted of murder and theft, 82-year-old Vincent Asaro was given an eight-year prison sentence for setting fire to the car of a driver who cut him off.
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"Even John Gotti didn't get this much attention," 80-year-old Vincent Asaro joked after being acquitted of all charges.
"That fucking Jimmy kept everything," 80-year-old mobster VIncent Asaro says on a wire played in Brooklyn federal court Thursday, apparently referring to the gangster played by Robert De Niro in the Scorsese flick.
For nearly five hours on Wednesday, a jury in Brooklyn listened in to what life is like in the modern American Mafia.
"I was separating gold chains and watches and the diamonds and emeralds and rubies," Gaspare Valenti told the court of the spoils.