Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, 47, former boss of the Bonanno Crime Family, was found guilty today of the February 2001 racketeering murder of mobster Frank Santoro, according to an AP story published by the International Herald Tribune.
Basciano faces possible life in prison when sentenced. No sentencing date has been set. Basciano is already doing time for last year's racketeering conviction. The jury in last year's trial deadlocked on a charge related to the Santoro killing.
Basciano reportedly ordered a hit on Santoro because he heard that Santoro planned to kidnap one of Basciano's children for ransom.