Convicted Felon Calls For Sopranos Boycott

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Convicted Felon Calls For Sopranos Boycott

Last week, the New York Post and Mr. Showbiz reported that the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations is mounting a boycott of HBO's "The Sopranos." Seems that William Fugazy, NECO's chairman, believes the acclaimed Mafia drama is an "embarassment and a slap in the face to every Italian-American in this country." Fugazy, a reptilian sleazeball, knows from embarassment: he pleaded guilty in 1997 to federal charges that he committed perjury during the course of a personal bankruptcy filing. Fugazy's felony, detailed in this plea agreement, resulted in a sentence of home detention and probation. In addition, the 75-year-old Fugazy has been fingered as an organized crime "associate" by turncoat gangster Al D'Arco, former acting boss of the Luchese crime family. During a 1997 criminal trial, according to this transcript excerpt, government witness D'Arco testified that Fugazy was once aligned with New York's powerful Genovese crime syndicate. Ouch. (8 pages)

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