A judge rejected Bonanno associate Ronald Filocomo’s bid for compassionate release from prison.
The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office is opposing 99-year-old Colombo mobster John Franzese's request for an early release from prison.
A mobster's plea for leniency in an extortion case fell flat with a Brooklyn judge who gave him a break in a similar case three years ago.
A Russian court rejected a plea to release Pussy Riot punk band member Maria Alyokhina from prison where she is serving a two-year sentence for protesting in a Moscow cathedral.
Reputed Bonanno boss Thomas DiFiore told a judge that he didn't want to miss another summer, while arguing to get sentenced to time served.