Mafioso Mark Rossetti arraigned in courthttp://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/undercover/mafioso-mark-rossetti-arraigned-in-court-20100521
LYNN (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - In Lynn District Court, Essex county prosecutor John Dawley confirmed what FOX Undercover has already reported. Law enforcement believes Mark Rossetti is a captain In the Italian mob.
Rossetti currently holds the rank of capo in la cosa nostra. He has been a member of the Boston mafia and that arm for more than 20 years.
The prosecutor says Rossetti used his position in the mafia to help run a heroin ring.
FOX Undercover was there when a handcuffed Rossetti was brought into the state police barracks in Danvers Thursday. The culmination of a months-long investigation.
Rossetti is charged with trafficking heroin. The prosecutor says Rossetti brought a heroin supplier and a drug dealer together in the driveway of Rossetti’s East Boston home.
That's where state police arrested Rossetti and some of his five co-defendants. Rossetti’s clout with the mafia was clear last fall when we recorded this exclusive video at rosette’s mother's wake in East Boston.
The men believed to run the mafia in New England gathered to pay their respects.
There was Peter Limone, the boss of the New England mob, and Bobby Deluca, the underboss, up from Providence, R.I.
Rossetti’s attorney says her client is severely disabled with arthritis and surviving only on a social security benefit.
She said police didn't find drugs or other evidence at his house and questioned whether he was the kingpin prosecutors made him out to be.
FOX Undercover obtained Rossetti’s criminal record and it's long. It dates back to the 1970s and includes convictions for armed assault with intent to kill and multiple firearms charges.
The judge cited Rossetti’s record when he ordered him held on $250,000 cash bail.
Joe LaFratta jr says: "Word on the street is that a Boston Mafia Capo (MARK ROSSETTI) has been a top echelon informant for the FBI for the past 10 years"
It would seem that the FBI is up to its old tricks. This guy was selling heroin out of his mother's house, extorting people, robbing drug dealers and is a suspect on multiple murders all while working with the Government.
I thought all of those Congressional hearing on informat procedures and the new guidelines were supposed to curtail this kind of thing. Then again I bet the FBI just doesn't care about "laws" and "rules". Those things have NEVER applied to them.
I guess they don't care about the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been paid out by the Government to all of the men they wrongfully convicted and the family's of victims of their informants. And why should they? It is all coming out of your pocket, the American tax payer, not theirs.
The Mass State Police arrested this guy for selling heroin last year along with a bunch of hispanic males. The Mass State Police have a long history of going up against FBI informants like this going back to Whitey Bulger. The Mass State Police actually want to charge people for committing crimes, unlike the FBI. The FBI don't care if you commit crimes as long as you work for them. Even murder is acceptable.
This case is going to get uglier and uglier as it goes on but remember you heard it here first MARK ROSSETTI is a RAT and has been working with the FED's for YEARS.
LET THE FUN BEGIN. Joe LaFratta jr