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85 Year Old Chicago Mobster Still a Threat Say Prosecutors

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Jul/27/2009

CHICAGO (AP) - Even at age 85, reputed mobster Sam Volpendesto clearly has a soft spot for the days when Al Capone was boss in Chicago's mob scene.

Prosecutors released recordings Monday made by a confidential informant in May 2005. They seem to show Volpendesto nostalgic as he talks about "very dangerous" old timers and watching another mobster run a human body through a grinder.

Volpendesto is among seven men charged in a sweeping federal indictment for various crimes.

Volpendesto has pleaded not guilty to a racketeering charge that stems from a 2005 bombing that damaged a video poker company. Prosecutors said it was a warning to stay away from the mob's gambling monopoly.

A federal magistrate denied bail Monday. Volpendesto's attorney didn't return a phone message.

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