Joey "the Clown" Lombardo was sentenced Monday to life in prison for murdering Daniel Siefert, owner of International Fiberglass, a small plastics company in Bensenville, Ill., back in 1974. The sentencing brings to a close the big "Family Secrets" organized crime trial in Chicago. Back in 1974, Lombardo was arrested and charged with embezzling $1.4 million from Teamsters Union pension funds. Siefert was the government's witness. Two days before he was scheduled to testify, he was gunned down outside his factory, in front of his wife and son. Without Siefert's testimony, the government dropped the 1974 case. The case reopened in 2005, when Lombardo was indicted for 18 murders. He's 80 years old now, so it's extremely likely that the time he spent free between 1974 and 2005 will be substantially longer than the time he'll spend behind bars.
Mobster sentenced for murdering plastics company owner
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