No Dice For The Don: Chicago Outfit Leader Won’t Be Getting Out Of Prison Early



September 19, 2020 — United States District Court Judge Ronald Guzman rejected Chicago mob boss Michael (Fat Mike) Sarno’s motion for a compassionate release this week. The corpulent 62-year old former don is suffering from a variety of health ailments and is in the midst of serving a 25-year federal prison sentence for extortion.

According to the FBI, Sarno ran the Outfit from the spring of 2005 until late 2010, when he was found guilty at trial for fire-bombing a rival video-poker machine company in suburban Berwyn, Illinois. His motion for compassionate release listed chronic obesity, lung, liver, prostate, gallbladder and high blood pressure issues. Due to the need for a double knee replacement, Sarno is confined to a wheelchair. Sarno’s motion argued because of his bad health, he is more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus

Hailing from the Chicago mob’s Cicero regime, Sarno came up under deceased Outfit capo Ernest (Rocky) Infelise. A young Sarno was busted with Infelise’s “Good Ship Lollipop” crew in 1990 and did seven years behind bars for racketeering. He took command of the Cicero crew in around 2000.

Following Chicago mob street boss James (Jimmy the Man) Marcello being nailed in the groundbreaking Operation Family Secrets bust in April 2005, Sarno was given the job of the Outfit’s day-to-day shot caller. Per federal records, Sarno is suspected of ordering the 2006 kidnapping and murder of Outfit underboss Anthony (Little Tony) Zizzo, Marcello’s right-hand man. Sarno and Zizzo were feuding over video-poker machine routes in the wake of Marcello’s incarceration. Zizzo’s body has never been found.

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