December 04, 2002
I sure hope this doesn't become a Sopranos subplot

Headline in the Chron: Mobster indicted in prison sperm-smuggling case:

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- One of five New York mobsters believed to have smuggled their sperm out of a Pennsylvania prison to impregnate their wives has been indicted, along with his wife, on a charge of criminal conspiracy.

Kevin Granato, a convicted hit man for the Colombo crime family, came under suspicion four years ago after he was seen in the visitation room at the Allenwood Federal Prison showing off a toddler he called his child, even though he had been in jail since 1988.

Last week, a federal grand jury indicted Granato, 42, and his wife, Regina Granato, on two counts of criminal conspiracy. Regina Granato, who lives in New York, is also charged with one count of providing a prohibited object -- a cryogenic sperm kit -- to an inmate.

The indictments are the 13th and 14th since October 2000 related to alleged smuggling schemes at the prison. Among those indicted were four guards who pleaded guilty; two were accused of accepting bribes to smuggle the sperm kits.

That last paragraph sure puts a new twist on the word "bagman", doesn't it?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 04, 2002 to General snarkiness | TrackBack

Wasn't this an Ally McBeal episode a couple of years ago?

Posted by: Chuck Nolan on December 5, 2002 8:48 AM