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March 29, 2005

"Junior" fights his bill

You know how sometimes you end up in a hotel that gives you a really unsatisfying experience, like the plumbing doesn't work or the Swiss National Yodeling Team is practicing in the hallway at 2:30 a.m.? And you complain to the people at the desk and get a credit?

Mob boss Raymond "Junior" Patriarca, who served time for racketeering, is trying the same strategy, only his hotel was the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Former New England Mafia boss Raymond "Junior" Patriarca is challenging the government's effort to force him to pay $118,000 for the costs of his incarceration, arguing that his medical care was "horrific" in federal prison and that he suffered a stroke that went undiagnosed.
The food was pretty awful, too. Not to mention the plumbing.