Reputed mob boss appeals Florida fraud sentence

ATLANTA (AP) — A reputed captain of the Gambino crime family's South Florida operations who prosecutors say is linked to the infamous hit that led to John Gotti's rise to power is asking a federal appeals court to overturn his nine-year prison sentence for real estate fraud.

Vincent Artuso claims that prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to convict him of fraud and racketeering charges involving a lengthy scam that cost ADT Security Services Inc. at least $11 million.

Federal prosecutors counter that the evidence was sufficient to convict Artuso of the fraud charges.

Prosecutors said Artuso was a "made member" of the Gambino family and directed a Palm Beach-based Mafia crew.

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