Plumber charged in 1993 slaying of witness is denied bail after prosecution charges that he is flight risk

This is a courtroom artist's depiction of former New England Mafia boss Francis P. "Cadillac Frank" Salemme, 71, appearing before Judge Joyce Alexander in federal court in Boston Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004. Salemme faces charges he lied to federal investigators about his role in the 1993 killing of a nightclub manager in order to get a shorter sentence for his racketeering conviction. (AP Photo/Constance Flavell Pratt)
This is a courtroom artist's depiction of former New England Mafia boss Francis P. "Cadillac Frank" Salemme, 71, appearing before Judge Joyce Alexander in federal court in Boston Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004. Salemme faces charges he lied to federal investigators about his role in the 1993 killing of a nightclub manager in order to get a shorter sentence for his racketeering conviction. (AP Photo/Constance Flavell Pratt)

BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts plumber charged along with former New England Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme in the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner has been denied bail.

The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2cZUYQi) reports that a federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered 61-year-old Paul Weadick held.

The judge wrote that the Burlington man would likely flee and pose a risk of harm to the public if released.

Prosecutors argued last week that Weadick is a violent man with ties to high-profile mobsters.

Weadick’s lawyer says his client is a family man who hasn’t been in legal trouble since 1989.

Weadick and Salemme have pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 43-year-old Steven DiSarro.

DiSarro vanished in 1993. His remains were found buried in Providence, Rhode Island, in March.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

 

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