Reputed Mobster Admits Guilt In Bevy Of Charges
December 10, 1999
BOSTON - Reputed New England mob boss Francis ``Cadillac Frank'' Salemme took the witness stand in federal court on Thursday and surrendered his four-year-long fight against the government. Salemme pleaded guilty to more than a dozen counts of racketeering, loansharking and extortion - a list so lengthy it took Judge Mark Wolf nearly 45 minutes to finish. Although the indictment had charged Salemme with the 1967 killings of mob associate Richard Grasso, rival bookmaker Edward ``Wimpy'' Bennett and his brothers William and Walter, the murder charges will be dismissed or suppressed, Wolf said.