Now the mobster is dead, on ice, kaput. He was 77 when he died at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield. The time was 5:15 a.m. Monday.
Fox News reports:
Dubbed the "Oddfather" for his bizarre behavior, the former Genovese crime family head, an ex-boxer whose lengthy string of victories over prosecutors ended with a July 1997 racketeering conviction, finally admitted his insanity ruse at an April 2003 court hearing.
After nearly a quarter-century of public craziness, Gigante calmly pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for his deception. He then chatted amiably with his son, shook hands with defense lawyers and even laughed at one point.