Ex-New England Mafia boss ‘Cadillac Frank’ guilty in slaying

Credit: FBI


An 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss has been convicted of killing a nightclub owner more than two decades ago. 

Jurors on Friday found Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme guilty in the slaying of Steven DiSarro in 1993. Salemme’s co-defendant, Paul Weadick, was also convicted. Each now faces up to life in prison. 

Prosecutors say Salemme watched as his son strangled DiSarro and Weadick held DiSarro’s feet. Salemme’s son died in 1995. Authorities said Salemme was worried DiSarro would cooperate with authorities investigating the mobster. 

Salemme was head of the New England family of La Cosa Nostra in the early 1990s. 

DiSarro’s remains were dug up in 2016 after authorities received a tip that they were buried behind a mill building in Providence, Rhode Island.


**Story courtesy of the Associated Press.**

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