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Mug shot of John Franzese taken after his arrest.
February 6, 1917 |
February 23, 2020 (aged 103) |
New York, U.S.
|Conviction(s)||Bank robbery (1967), extortion (2010), parole violations|
|Penalty||Imprisonment of twelve years (1967), imprisonment of eight years (2010)|
|Status||Incarcerated at Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts|
|Parents||Carmine "The Lion" Franzese and Maria Corvola|
John "Sonny" Franzese, Sr. (February 6, 1917 – February 23, 2020) was an Italian-American longtime member and underboss of the Colombo crime family. Franzese was famous as the oldest active member of the American Mafia. Franzese was an associate producer of the 2002 movie This Thing of Ours.
- Bureau of Narcotics, Sam Giancana Mafia: The Governments Secret File on Organized Crime.(pg. 454)
- "LAW AND ORDER; In the Can" New York Times November 3, 2002
- "Inmate Locator". Federal Bureau of Prisons. http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/InmateFinderServlet?Transaction=IDSearch&needingMoreList=false&IDType=IRN&IDNumber=70022-158&x=55&y=11. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- COLOMBO CRIME BOSS John 'Sonny' Franzese Sr. DEAD AT 103 at TMZ