Barone is Back — And Not Happy About It

Octogenarian labor racketeer George Barone, the government's star witness in a waterfront racketeering trial in 2006, delivered an expletive-filled encore when he took the witness stand in the federal trial of a reputed Genovese mobster accused of extorting Newark-based Local 1235 of the International Longshoremen's Association.

Federal prosecutors called Barone, an admitted former mob hit man and onetime ILA international vice president, as a witness against Michael Coppola, who was arrested in 2007after 11 years as a fugitive from police investigating a 1977 mob murder in New Jersey. Coppola is accused of racketeering and conspiracy.

Here's how the New York Daily News reported Barone's testimony.

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