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Reputed mob boss James Marcello gets life in prison
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Published: 2/5/2009 3:46 PM

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Reputed mob boss James Marcello has been sentenced to life in prison.

Marcello was convicted with four others in September 2007 at the landmark "Family Secrets" mob trial -- Chicago's biggest mob trial in decades.

A federal jury held him responsible for the murders of Tony "The Ant" Spilotro and his brother Michael. Tony Spilotro was known as the Chicago mob's man in Las Vegas.

U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel said at Marcello's Thursday sentencing that he regretted Marcello didn't lead a better life, and that he had to pay for his crimes.

Marcello declined to address the court before he was sentenced.

Former Chicago police officer Anthony Doyle is the only one of the five defendants convicted at the trial who still must be sentenced.