Mar 17,2009 00:00
NEW YORK -- Charles Carneglia, an enforcer for the Gambino crime family, was convicted Tuesday in New York of four murders committed years ago.
The jury, after a trial in federal court in Brooklyn, acquitted Carneglia of one killing, the New York Daily News reported. Court Officer Albert Gelb was killed in 1976, allegedly because he was about to testify against Carneglia.
Jurors decided on the verdict late Monday and then decided to wait overnight before rendering their decision, the report said.
The victims included Jose Delgado Rivera, a guard shot dead during an armored car holdup in 1990 at Kennedy International Airport, and two mob associates, Michael Cotillo and Sal Puma, stabbed in 1977 and 1983, and Louis DiBono, a member of the Gambino family killed in 1991 in the garage at the World Trade Center.
"I'm happy the animal who murdered my father will be in jail the rest of his life," said Milta Delgado-Wheeler, Delgado Rivera's daughter. "He has no remorse for the victims or families he has hurt."
Carneglia, 62, faces life in prison.
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