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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Wednesday, December 4, 2002
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6A STATE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2002 POUQHKEEPSIE JOURNAL Driver admits role in 1990 armored truck heist Th. Associated Pr ROCHESTER The driver of an armored truck robbed of $10.8 million In J990 admitted Tuesday that he helped carry out what was then the largest holdup of its kind in US. history. In pleading guilty to a single federal racketeering conspiracy charge, Albert Ranieri, 38, confessed to his involvement in the June 1990 heist as well as to a nightclub owner's slaying two years ago. That's the way it is," he told US. District Judge David Larimer in an emotionless voice. During an undercover investigation into a suspected drug ring in the summer of 2000, Ranieri boasted in a hotel room bugged by the FBI that he'd burned nearly $100,000 of the missing booty in a barbecue pit to avoid being arrested. "What do I care? . - 1 mean, I got a million dollars," he said in one videotaped recording. None of the money taken from the Armored Motor Services of America truck was recovered. Ranieri could have been sentenced to death if found guilty, of various violations of a federal rack - "' eteering act created in 1970 to crack BBBBBBkBA& Th AMOdatod Pre A federal marshal escorts Albert Ranieri from the Federal Building ir Rochester after he pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges Tuesday. organized crime. He faced accusations of conspiracy to commit murder, launder money and distribute at least 30 pounds of cocaine. Under the plea deal, he will draw a 30 - year sentence and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing was set for March 7. Ranieri did not implicate anyone else in the heist. "He was one of a number of people Involved in the robbery I don't believe he has all the money," prosecutor Charles Wydysh said. He said the robbery remains under investigation. Ranieri told the judge he invested more than $650,000 derived from the robbery in stocks, a limousine business and drugs, including a batch of cocaine smuggled from San Diego, Calif, in the wheel of a car. He also said he gave $10,000 to a man to apply for a job with the same armored truckcom - pany in an unsuccessful bid to carry out another heist Ranieri and his father, Albert B. Ranieri Jr., came under relentless scrutiny in the years after the robbery. The surveillance intensified again after nightclub owner Anthony Vaccaro, 44, was riddled with bullets while driving along a road at night in May 2000. Ranieri told the judge Tuesday he shot Vaccaro eight times with a high - powered rifle from a passing car, an admission that drew gasps and sobs from the victim's widow. PnTiWmrBlIX 1 illSite v I y lfTi5 r I ! Bird Satings pm Mon - m from unaeryiu. 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