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Ex-Acting Boss Daniel Leo “The Lion” of Genovese Crime Family Gets 18 Months

Daniel Leo "The Lion"

Daniel Leo "The Lion"

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The ex-acting Boss of the Genovese Organized Crime Family Daniel Leo “The Lion” was sentenced Tuesday in New York to 18 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.3 million in illegal proceeds.

Leo pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy and participation in the affairs of the Genovese Organized Crime Family through a pattern of racketeering activity, including loansharking and illegal gambling offenses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

His sentence is to run consecutively to his 60-month sentence resulting from a  conviction in Manhattan federal court on extortion charges in October 2007, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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