Former New England mafia boss, 85, faces life sentence for the 1993 murder of a nightclub owner

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A former Mafia boss-turned-FBI-informant faces a life sentence for a murder he committed more than two decades ago.

Francis 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday for the 1993 murder of Boston nightclub owner Steven DiSarro.

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DiSarro, a 43-year-old father-of-five, went missing on May 10, 1993. His remains were discovered in 2016 behind an old mill in Providence, Rhode Island.

Authorities said DiSarro was murdered to prevent him from cooperating in a federal investigation targeting Salemme and his son Frank, the Boston Globe reports.

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Salemme, now 85, was convicted in June, along with a local plumber named Paul M. Weadick. Salemme and Weadick, 65, face mandatory life sentences.

According to the Globe, DiSarro was a businessman and bought the Channel, a now defunct nightclub. Salemme and his son were interested in buying the club and were also being targeted by the FBI and state investigators at the time.

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Salemme and Frank believed DiSarro was working with the FBI. On May 10, 1993, DiSarro's wife reported seeing her husband get into an SUV outside their Westwood home. He was never seen again and police did not locate his remains until a drug dealer came forward with information in 2016.

Former gangster Stephen 'The Rifleman' Flemmi testified during trial that he saw Salemme's son, Frank, strangling DiSarro inside Salemme's home. Flemmi said Weadick were holding DiSarro's legs as Salemme watched the murder.

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Salemme's son died in 1995 from lymphoma.

Flemmi also testified that Salemme told him...
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