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Mafia Boss Being Held in Butner

Posted July 26, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A reputed crime boss known as the "Oddfather" is here in North Carolina. Vincent Gigante arrived at RDU International Saturday afternoon.

The supposed Mafia crime boss was convicted Friday in New York of murder, conspiracy, and racketeering. A judge ordered him held at the Federal prison in Butner because of the facility's medical center.

Gigante escaped prosecution for years by dressing in a bathrobe and roaming the streets of New York. He's scheduled to stay in Butner until he is sentenced.