Carmine ‘The Snake’ Persico, former mob boss, dies at North Carolina hospital

DURHAM, N.C. — Longtime mob boss Carmine “The Snake” Persico died at 85 on Thursday, his attorney Benson Weintraub confirmed Friday.

Weintraub told CNN that Persico died at Duke University Medical Center, not far from the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, where he was serving his 139-year sentence. Weintraub said his client had just finished serving 36 years.

“From my legal relationship with Carmine, he was a great client, a nice guy, and a wonderful man,” Weintraub told

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