True Crime

Gay Hitman Regrets Mobster Past

It might have made a good episode of The Sopranos, but we’ll settle for a Law & Order: Mafia hitman Robert Mormando stunned a Brooklyn judge on Monday by renouncing the mob and announcing that he is gay. "That's the first time I've heard this in court," the judge said of Mormando’s renunciation of his blood oath. Mormando was being sentenced for his role in the shooting of a Queens bagel-store owner who Vincento Gotti suspected of fooling around with his wife—after which, Mormando became a federal informant. Mormando has been open about his sexuality since leaving the mob, and his partner has refused witness protection. In 1982, Former DeCavalcante crime boss John D'Amato was whacked for being gay.