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17.09.2018

Mobster admits he used prison mail system to send death threat.

A reputed Gambino associate admitted Thursday that he used the prison mailing system to threaten to behead his former lawyer’s son–but blamed it on a heart condition. “I don’t even remember, your honor, I was going through a breakdown,” Battista “Benny” Geritano prattled after Brooklyn federal court judge Anne Donnelly asked him if he’d sent...
Time: 19:15     Date: 12.07.2018
Metro News: Mobster admits he used prison mail system to send death threat. NY Post 24 - US News

“I don’t even remember, your honor, I was going through a breakdown,” Battista “Benny” Geritano prattled after Brooklyn federal court judge Anne Donnelly asked him if he’d sent a threat from Green Haven prison to his onetime attorney. “I was told I wasn’t gonna live through the remainder of my sentence.”

The 45-year-old– who dodged conviction for stabbing the owner of popular Carroll Gardens pizzeria Lucali — sent the terrifying missive while serving out a 12 year prison term for knifing another man during a 2012 bar brawl.

“You walked me into jail,” the Feb. 2017 letter begins, per court papers. “If you and your son don’t get me the f–k out of jail very soon — your son’s head is going to come off his f–kin shoulders.”

Wednesday, the alleged Gambino goon–who introduced himself to the court as “Battista Geritano, secured party creditor”–said he sent the letter because he wanted the man to sign an affidavit confirming he’d provided ineffective counsel during Geritano’s 2012 trial.

“The letter did in fact seek his signature on an affidavit, and the letter contained a threat of violence if it was not signed,” Geritano read, before unnecessarily adding that he’d mailed the note “under exigent circumstances,” because he, inscrutably, “had some bad news pertaining to a heart doctor’s analogy.”

In court Wednesday the purported mobster offered a flurry of excuses, including that he had “no intent of carrying [the beheading] out,” as Donnelly attempted to extract his guilty plea.

The jurist was eventually forced to ask three time if it was “correct” that he had mailed a threat, as stated in the indictment, before he mumbled “yes.”

The outburst-prone man uncharacteristically spent a chunk of the proceeding staring out at his daughter in the gallery and spinning in his chair.

At one point his gazing prompted Donnelly to scold: “It’s easier if you don’t keep looking out in the audience.”

He faces up to 20 years behind bars when sentenced.

“He’s keeping his head up strong,” Engel said of his client as he left court.

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