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Jury convicts alleged Mafia member, 3 others

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A federal jury convicted a purported member of the Gambino crime family and three other men of racketeering charges Friday.

Jurors convicted Vincent Artuso, his son John Vincent Artuso, and Gregory Orr on all the charges they faced. The panel convicted Philip E. Forgione on racketeering and fraud charges, but acquitted him of more than a dozen individual money laundering charges. They are scheduled to be sentenced on December 15th.

Charges against a fifth man, Robert Gannon, were dismissed by the judge. Another defendant, William Larry Horton, previously pleaded guilty and was scheduled to be sentenced on October 23rd.

Prosecutors presented evidence the men conspired in the sale and
leasing of four office buildings own by ADT Security Services to defraud the company of at least $11 million over five years.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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