Legendary mobster John 'Sonny' Franzese dies at 103

NEW YORK — Legendary Colombo family capo John “Sonny” Franzese, who rubbed elbows with Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe before a bank robbery rap eventually made him the nation’s oldest federal inmate, died Monday morning from an infection. He was 103.“Tough loss at any age,” his son Michael told the New York Daily News. “He was so much a part of who I am as a man, good or bad. He loved his children. No doubt about that.”Franzese died in an unidentified hospital.The renowned tough guy did his prison time without ever turning on his mob associates following a 1967 conviction that was widely con...


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